Holy Rood Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry

Welcome to the Youth Ministry page at Holy Rood. Click here for the calendar of events.  This page is regularly updated so come back soon!

We want everyone involved in Youth Ministry activities and sessions, groups and events to feel welcome, at home and safe. Holy Rood Youth Ministry Team members and helpers will be following diocesan safeguarding guidelines and we expect young people, supported by their parents/ carers to look at and follow our code of conduct. Parents / carers will also need to have completed a YM consent form which can be downloaded here. To find out who the Safeguarding Representatives are at Holy Rood, click here, or to find out more about the Clifton Diocese Safeguarding Policy, follow the links at the Diocesan Website here.

HRYM Newsletter 

The second edition of the HRYM newsletter has arrived!  To have a read online,  click this link or look out for copies in the church porch.

Have a look at previous editions by clicking the relevant link below.

Edition 1

Edition 2

Confirmation Programme 2018

The 2018 Confirmation Programme concluded with a Thanksgiving Mass and Certificate and Photograph presentation on Sunday 21st October at the 5.30 mass – it was lovely to see our candidates all there!

Confirmation 2019

Confirmation on-line enrolment for 2019 is now open. To complete the on-line form to register your intent, please follow the link on the Confirmation page on this website. You can register online until January 25th 2019. 


We are always looking to recruit and train suitable new helpers. Could you be a helper? We are looking for more people for Children’s Liturgy of the Word, First Holy Communion and Confirmation. As a volunteer you will receive support from your team and via regular, monthly team building and training days. Do get in touch with us via the parish office or by email if you’d like to know more: hrym.swindon@cliftondiocese.com and / or download an application form here: Holy Rood Youth Ministry helper application form  

You will be asked to complete a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check if you join our Youth Ministry Team.

1,000 Tin Can Challenge

On the first weekend of Advent, 1-2nd December, we held a 1000 Tin Can Challenge – we wanted to collect 1,000 tins of food to donate to three charities who minister to the homeless in Swindon. Well, we smashed the target and collected 1,174 tins! A Big ‘Thank You’ to all those who were involved either by donating or by organising and helping. The tins have now been distributed to the charities, who, needless to say, were very grateful.

Good job!


The Holy Rood Youth Ministry Team is keen to provide a varied programme of events, some regular and others one-off. If you have a suggestion for an event, please speak to a member of the team or contact us by email at hrym.swindon@cliftondiocese.com and we will be happy to discuss it.

All events currently scheduled are shown on our Autumn Planner and are advertised on the church calendar. For more information about any of these events, please contact the Youth Ministry Team. PLEASE NOTE A CORRECTION TO THE PLANNER – ADVENT PENITENTIAL SERVICE IS THURSDAY 13/12/18 NOT SATURDAY 15/12/18 AS ADVERTISED.

Synergy Sports

The next Synergy Sports session is on Friday 25th January at 7pm.  These events are held at Playfootball which is on Techno Trading Estate, Kembrey Park, near to where Next Gen Gym used to be before it closed. The address is 29 Bramble Road SN2 8HB. There is a small charge of £2 for the session – have a fun evening playing sports, joining in lively worship, and listening to a great speaker – take a friend along too!

Holy Hour

The next date for Holy Hour will be 17th January 2019 – please look out for information in the bulletin, on the noticeboard and on this website.

Holy Rood Youth Ministry is part of the wider Clifton Diocese Youth Ministry – click here for the Clifton Diocese Youth Ministry website pages to keep informed of what is going on throughout our area. You will find here other opportunities for attending summer camps too!

If you are interested in finding out about Youth Ministry across the country, try checking out the following websites:



You can follow Holy Rood Youth Ministry on Instagram – find us at holyroodyouth.

Flame 2019

Flame 2019 is coming! Mark the date in your diary now – March 2nd 2019 – this is a great event held in Wembley Arena with excellent music and speakers. Those of us who attended the last event in March 2017 had a great time! To book your place, email HRYM team at hrym.swindon@cliftondiocese.com. Tickets are £20 and includes free return coach travel – for a booking form email the above address, or contact a member of the Youth Ministry Team.

The 2019 event details can be found on the website – Tim Hughes will be the worship leader and special guests include Guvna B.