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God Is For Today

GIFT, which stands for 'God is For Today' (a name chosen by the youngsters themselves several years ago) is the Stourdene Benefice Youth Group.

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It currently meets every fortnight on a Thursday evening during term time from 7pm-8.30pm in Ettington Church.

The aim is not to force religion onto the children, rather to give them a safe and fun environment in which to express themselves and explore their faith.

GIFT is open to young people from Year 6 onwards and we have no top age limit. 

The youngsters are supplied with complimentary refreshments but there is also a Tuck Shop available which the youth are responsible for running. As well as drama, games, quizzes, arts & craft activities and general discussion, we also fundraise within the Stourdene Benefice and some of the older members of GIFT are responsible for some of the organisational aspects of the group.

If you think your son/daughter would like to come along and see what happens at youth group then do contact one of the leaders who will be happy to organise this.



  • Jo Wade: 01789 740890


  • Steve Evans: 01789 740446  


  • Steve Lowe:  01789 740217



GIFT group leaders

If you would like to find out more about GIFT or wish to speak to someone about joining the group please contact one of the group leaders.