Welcome to YMCA St Paul’s Group, we’re here to help young people thrive and communities flourish.

We’ll meet you at your point of need and support you to know life in all its fullness.

Our Services

How you can get involved

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You can make a difference to people’s lives by making a one off or regular donation.

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You can give back to the community by becoming a volunteer.

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Spend Positively

Want to help us? You can support our centres, services and activities by just spending in our cafes, gyms and shops.

Our vision is of “places where young people thrive and communities flourish.” Our mission is to be “an inclusive Christian Association transforming communities so that all young people can belong, contribute and thrive.” Our values define the culture in which our vision and mission are best delivered.

We provide safe places to stay and support to around 1,200 people each night. Our hostels are in Surbiton, Wimbledon, South Ealing and Walthamstow. Our supported housing ranges across Greater London. Residents are supported by a large team with pastoral care, support brokerage, community activities and counselling.

Our work with children, families and youth is long standing and delivers excellence. We support over 1,000 families each week through our Breakfast and Afterschool clubs, holiday playschemes, nursery, preschool and soft play facilities.

YMCA St Paul’s Group believes that young people should have an opportunity to flourish and our dedicated professional staff care deeply about the children they work with.

We believe everyone should enjoy the benefits of good health and wellbeing.  With over 20,000 visits to our Health & Wellbeing centres and YMCA gyms every week, we’re making an impact. We offer modern gyms, group fitness classes and personal training for all ages and abilities.

We encourage local people to volunteer with us and help us in our work. We seek to offer aspirational training and educational opportunities for all.

We have an inclusive and relational approach to our work, that means we place people above process; demonstrating servant leadership in what we do.

We are honest about our strengths and weaknesses, hoping for the best but aware of where we ourselves might be struggling.

We take pride in providing services that are high quality. We want our excellence to be benchmarked against the best in the sector.

We are aspirational for the people we work with and the services we provide. We seek to inspire a hope in others for what they might achieve.


YMCA St Paul’s Group is affiliated to YMCA England & Wales.