Pioneer Youth Worker/Minister

Joe Hobday has been working with us here in Radipole and Melcombe Regis since 2021. We are very excited by what is happening in our Parish youth ministry. Joe and his family have brought a fresh energy and vision to the work of youth ministry. working in collaboration with all five congregations to set in motion the initiatives you see here in these pages.

Joe is based at Hope House, at St John’s, Greenhill, and can be contacted at

Hope House

Monday Prayer meeting.

There is a weekly prayer meeting @ Hope House for anyone wanting to come along and pray. It is weekly @ Hope House 12.30-1.00pm. We will be praying for Hope House and the ministry to young people and families in our Parish. It will be every week during term time.

Tuesdays All Saints School Engagement.

Weekly assemblies for each year group, this will be on a five week rotation.

After assemblies there is scope to engage with students in the Hub (students who have been removed from standard lessons) and also connect with the wider student body during break times.

Tuesday Alpha After School Club @ All Saints School.

In collaboration with Dorset YFC we will be running a Youth Alpha after school club 3.15-4.15

Tuesdays 6-7.30pm @ Hope House. Youth Alpha Bible Study Group.

This is the continuation of the fantastic Youth Alpha group that was started in February 22.
It is aimed at secondary age students. Every week a meal will be served before heading over to Hope House to explore what the Bible’s got to say about this complex thing we call LIFE. This term we will be discovering, ‘What does a disciple look like?’ Disciplined. Imitator. Set Apart. Called. In touch. Pleasing and Purposeful. Loving. Excellent.

Thursday Youth Clubs @ Hope House.

Two separate Youth Clubs @ Hope House.

Hope House Youth Club will run from 7-8.30pm. This club is for secondary age children.

Connect 5.15 will be from 5.15-6.30pm this will be a youth club exclusively for children in school year 5 & 6.

Book a place (term time only).

Sunday Evening Youth Alpha

Laura Lark and myself will be running a Youth Alpha every Sunday evening 5-6.30pm @ St Aldhelm’s Church Centre. This will have the same format as the Tuesday evening group. We will eat a meal together and then spend time exploring subject like; Who is Jesus, Why did He die and many others.

For further info contact Laura Lark Children and Families worker at St Aldhelm’s or

TLG Transforming Lives for Good

TLG is a children’s mentoring programme. Susie Coopey, St John’s Children & Families worker Is heading this ministry and taking it into St John’s Primary School. I will be part of the TLG team ministering to students.