Young People's Lives. Changed.

A youth space run by young people


Ignite Penrith is a exciting youth project serving Penrith and the surrounding villages. It aims to work alongside and support young people who are in school years (6-13) and encourage them to (a) explore for themselves who Jesus is and what that means for them (b) improve their educational skills and (c) create a safe community for their friendship and leisure.

Ignite is the name used for youth work provided by the Church of England in Penrith and the surrounding villages. It is a recognised charity and part of the Network Youth Church.

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Carl Mimmack

Carl is the Network Youth Church minister for Penrith and the surrounding villages. He lives out near Greystoke and is married with two sons.

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Volunteer Leaders

The work that Carl does is supported by a number of volunteer leaders who regularly give up their time to support young people through the projects we are involved in. Each volunteer leader has been DBS checked.

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What we do

We are committed to good youth work practice, delivering youth work on behalf of the Church of England. Over the course of a standard week we are involved in a variety of different youth work projects in and around the Penrith area. We've listed some of these are listed below, just to give you a taster. If you want to find out more details about a specific initiative, click the Find out more link under the relevant section.

Youth Cafe:

A great, safe space for young people to spend time and hang out together. Games consoles, pool tables, table tennis, musical instruments, selection of food & drink from our reasonably priced menu + so much more!

School yrs. 6-8

Thursday | 3.45 - 5pm & Saturday | 10am - 1pm

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School yrs. 9-13

Monday | 3.45 - 5pm & Saturday | 2 - 5pm

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Small Group:

Small Groups explores some of the big questions that many of us have in life. We do this in a relaxed, fun and friendly environment, sharing good food together as part of the evening. We'd love for you to come and join us. The whole evening (including the good food!) is absolutely free. If you have any questions or would like to just find out a little bit more, you can get in touch here>

Older Youth (school yrs. 9-13)

Monday | 5 - 6.30pm

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Over the course of a year, we run a series of trips for our young people to go on. Click on the links below to find out more.


If you would like to support the work that we do, whether that is through prayer, serving or giving, you can find out more here>