Young People's Lives. Changed.

We long to see the lives of young people in our community changed by the power of a relationship with Jesus Christ.


Ignite is an exciting youth project serving Penrith and the surrounding villages. We seek to work alongside and support young people of secondary school age (11-18). If they don't already know Jesus, we want to help them identify where He is already at work in their lives. We want to encourage them to ask questions and to explore for themselves who Jesus is and what that means for them. We also aim to journey alongside these young people as they encounter Jesus for themselves. We recognise that everyone is at a different stage in their journey of discovering or understanding who Jesus is, but we want to invite all to come and explore Him together.

Ignite is the name used for youth work provided by the Church of England in Penrith and the surrounding villages. We are also part of the Network Youth Church.

If you would like to find out more, we'd love to hear from you. You can get in touch with us here>

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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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.

To find out how you can support the work done Carl and the other volunteer leaders, click here>

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.


Every Saturday | 12-3pm | the gathering

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MONDAY Youth Cafe

Every Monday* | 3.45-5pm | the gathering

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Small Group

Every Monday | 5-6.30pm | the gathering

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Homework Club

Every Saturday | 11-12 noon | the gathering

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Every Friday* | 7.30-9pm | Greystoke Village Hall

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*only during school term time.


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.


Summer 2018

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Summer 2018

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Ablaze NOw

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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>

JOIN THE TEAM - volunteer opportunities available. Get in touch