New Generation

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Church is now open but due to social distancing not all activities are able yet to be held. Please check St Richard’s facebook page or A Church Near You website at – for details on what we have been able to recommence and the dates and times of these activities.


New Generation is a Christian performing arts group for children and young people that was founded in 2005 at St Elizabeth’s Church, Northgate. Its founder, Louise Ryrie, still runs the group each week and regularly has 40-50 children in attendance across two sessions for different age groups.

The Bible and Christian ideas are explored through drama, dance, and song with children regularly performing at family services, church groups, schools and larger venues such as the Hawth and even Sadlers Wells in London!

As well as encouraging young people in the Christian faith, New Generation also provides social events for its members such as parties and movie nights!

Sessions are held each week on a Saturday afternoon as below –

St Elizabeth’s Church, Northgate, Crawley, RH10 8DS

4 – 5.30pm Primary School Age

4.45 – 6.15pm Secondary School Age.

New members are always welcome, and no previous performing arts experience is necessary. Before you attend for the first time, please contact us for further information by emailing or by calling Louise directly on 07721 416323.

Below you will find a list of future events that New Generation will be involved in. We hope you will join us either to take part or to watch and support the young people of our Parish!

Saturday 18th February ‘Undercover Escape!’ An original pantomime script exploring the weeks & months following Jesus’ birth.Saturday

25th March – Mothering Sunday Celebration.Sunday

9th April Palm Sunday – Joint Tea service with St Paul’s NorthgateSunday

16th April Easter Day at St RichardsSunday

23rd April Confirmation serviceMay – Bible Reading FestivalJune – AOK (Acts of Kindness) month

Monday 17th July – Annual presentation evening at The Hawth, featuring New Generation