From September 2019 members will join the students at Saint Mellitus College in Plymouth for one day a week of study enjoying themes in practical theology like mission and evangelisation. 


The day begins and ends with prayer with prayer along with time for silence and contemplation. This is at the heart of what we do. In the house we have set aside a special place for doing this. 


Several times a week there is the opportunity to do youth work. Some of this is with Youth For Christ Kingsbridge. This includes leading school assemblies, going to the secondary school CU, taking a lead in a confirmation group for teens, putting on Messy Church and running a drop in parent and toddler group. 


There will be regular opportunity to discuss your life journey and sense of calling. This includes exploring authorised ministry within the Church of England with vocation advisors from this diocese. We also invite you to have a spiritual mentor and see them once a month.  


Participants go every Tuesday to Plymouth learn and study about mission, Scripture and theology at St Mellitus College Plymouth. There is no course work from the college but will set short study assignments. 


There are plenty opportunities in the parish churches to help in visiting the housebound, shadowing the clergy and working in projects to help those are struggling and need. 


Member have been involved in delivering a range of worship services, including music ministry, reading, ushering, preaching, etc. One Christmas they even put on an outdoor Nativity play. 


All our participants are allocated two days a week paid work in the service industry. A number of supporting companies like the Winking Prawn and the South Sands Hotel enthusiastically taken on our young adults. This is a core feature of our project and provides skills and contacts with other young adults. 


A big part of your time is living in community at Swallows Nest our new house.  This means eating together, managing the house, shopping ethically, and investing in each other.  To help we provide a chaplaincy team to support and mentor you. 

To add to your time with us we include three short placements or experiences to broaden your horizons. 

Enhancing 2020-2021

Short Placements

What does a typical week with us look like?  Although every week can be different there is a general pattern of activities.

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