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Young People

Due to the situation around COVID-19, we are running a limited number of groups at this difficult time.

The Beacon Parish is delighted to welcome children and teenagers. We have special child-friendly Services where part way through the service we run a separate session for the children. We have four main groups for our young people:
Little Beacons - for younger children held during the St Margaret's Church Sunday services (currently not running)
Youth Courses - first communion and confirmation classes for 11yrs plus (currently not running)
YODAH Schools - for children in school year groups 4, 5 & 6 at St Margarets Primary School running 15.00 - 16.00 during term time.
YODAH Youth - open to all young people aged 11 - 16 based at The Emmanuel Centre, South Street, Ditchling, we run 18.30 - 20.00 every Tuesday during term time
We also run a parent/carer and baby/toddler session every week on a Wednesday in term time. You can find out more about that on our Stay and Play page. (Currently not running)
We share a youth worker with The Parish of Clayton with Keymer. His name is Gary Pickett and you can find out more about him and his role on the about us page. You can reach Gary on 07745 299 289 and at
Our Acting Parish Safeguarding Officer is Tessa Haughton and she can be reached on 01273 843 581 or See our dedicated safeguarding page for our policies and further help if you have any safeguarding concerns or need information.
Every month we feature relevant activities and printables. To check out our latest ones - CLICK HERE!
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