We’re an exciting and growing community in Crookes that seeks to be defined by three key things: friendship, God and action!

If you’re aged between 11-18, then Defined is the perfect place to come and hang out with your mates, discover more about God and be part of a vibrant and dynamic community that is seeking to make a difference in the places that matter to you.

We love welcoming new people so why not come along and check out what we do. In the meantime, if you or your parents/carers have any questions about Defined Youth Church you can contact us using the details on this page. To talk to the Liam about joining an online midweek community please follow this link


  • Friday Nights (7-9pm)

    We have three different groups that meet on a Friday. Check out what they do below!

    Year 7 – 9

    A fun and enthusiastic community where we play games, hang out and discuss the stuff that matters to us. We love getting alongside each other and hanging out as friends on a Friday evening.

    Year 10 – 11

    A fun, chilled environment in which everyone is welcome. We love to hang out over a hot drink, play some crazy games, and explore the Christian faith to live it out in our personal lives.

    Year 12 – 13

    A great hangout space where anyone can come and share what they really think.  We love chatting over a hot drink and eating snacks while we talk about faith in Jesus and encourage each other to live life to the full.

  • Sundays

    On Sundays, at the 10.30am gathering, STC Youth (11+) meet in the balcony area. We then leave the gathering to have breakfast together. We play games and learn about how to live a life for Jesus as a teenager.

    Many of our youth come along to the 7pm gathering later in the evening. This is a great way to meet God and experience powerful collective worship with the church family. The gathering is aimed at youth, students and young adults. We gather at the front of Church; come and find us!

  • Events

    Defined Live – Our monthly evenings of live worship and inspiring messages. This is our version of church for teenagers! Come check it out.

    Weekend Away – our weekend away gives us opportunities to worship and hear from God together as well as lots of times for games, food and spending time as a community.

    Summer Festival – every year we take a group from STC Youth to a Summer Festival. These times away together give our young people a chance to meet with others their own age, hear relevant messages, worship together and even work out how to pitch a tent in the rain! We always have an amazing and for many - a life changing time away in the Summer.

  • Shine

    The Shine Project has been developed to support secondary schools in the delivery of their SMSC curriculum. Our team of gifted communicators and talented musicians offer a creative and relevant approach to delivering this area of study.

    For more information please visit the Shine Project Website here