All Saints', Langport

Our regeneration project at medieval All Saints Church in the Somerset town of Langport aimed to empower local young people in a project designed, managed, and led by them. 'New Saints' is the name of the committee of eight local young people set up in April 2011, and a network of project partners and local champions, which together aim to provide local young people with new opportunities and skills.

So far the young people involved in the project have gained business skills such as holding and chairing meetings, giving presentations in front of the Town Council, writing funding applications, managing social media, and being interviewed and photographed for the newspaper and radio.