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.

What We Do

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.

Our Values


We expect to be generous with our kindness, compassion and respect, treating others as we would like to be treated ourselves.


We know that everyone is unique, and we want to resource and equip people so that they can hope for a better future and make the best decisions.

Community focused

We value all people, of faith and none and welcome all by celebrating diversity and challenging inequality. Within our internal teams, service users and other community collaborators we recognise the best solutions are co-created.


We understand that everyone has the potential for wholeness in body, mind and spirit. We acknowledge where brokenness and hurt have damaged this fullness of life and commit to encouraging and empowering others to grow.

Person centred

We place relationship at the heart of all we do, knowing that we grow better together. We will consider the thinking, emotions, personality and situation of each individual and we will draw out and support resilience, learning and transformative personal development.

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