Holy Rood Youth Ministry

Welcome to the Youth Ministry page at Holy Rood

Confirmation Programme


For all information including dates for the current confirmation programme, please visit the Confirmation Information Page.


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.


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 and we will be happy to discuss it.

Upcoming events

Witnesses Praise and Worship Sessions – after 5.30pm m

Chosen Youth Bible Hub Alive

Saturday 29th October at Holy Family

Registration necessary – visit the Chosen Youth website or use the QR code on the noticeboards in the church.

Your Chance to Tell Us!

We love to hear from you – what you think about our activities, feedback on the webpages, ideas for events, basically about anything relevant to you and / or our journey together!


New Publication!

Family Time is a new publication aimed at families with young children. It will be produced every half term, both electronically and in hard copy.

Have a look at the first issue and see what you think!

Issue 1 – I am Special



Clifton Youth Ministry

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:



Chosen Youth

Are you aged 16 years+ and interested in linking up with other young people who are eager to use their talents and ideas to spread the word of God? Chosen Youth is a group of vibrant and creative young people, part of Holy Rood Youth Ministry and supported by it. They can be contacted through the following link Chosen Youth

The Bible Hub

What do you do when life seems unfair?

How do you feel when your results are not what you were hoping for?

Do you believe in the promises God makes to you in the Bible?

We would love you to be creative with your favourite Bible verses – the ones that speak to you in the good times and the bad – the ones that have helped you through tough times. We would also love it if you felt able to share your creations with us so we can share them with others; your creation might speak to and help someone else who is going through their own tough time.

For more information, check in with Chosen Youth Bible Hub



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

Visit the Volunteers Page here

Interested in becoming a Young Leader? Find out more here!

Saint of the Month

Our saint for October is Pope St John Paul II.

Pope John Paul II was born Karol Józef Wojtyla (18 May 1920 – 2 April 2005) was the head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State from 1978 until his death in 2005 and was later canonised as Pope Saint John Paul II.

To know more about Pope St John Paul II, click here






Catholic Saints online – catholic.org/saints -is a great website for finding out about our Catholic Saints. For a mini bio on some of the more well know saints, follow this link.





Resources Catalogue

Are you looking for a new prayer app or resource to help you with your faith journey? check out our online resource catalogue here.

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