Who we are

Premier Youth and Children's work is the UK's leading magazine for Christian youth workers. We reach thousands of youth workers from a broad range of denominational backgrounds every month through the print magazine, as well as online and through our newly relaunched podcast.

The magazine has a small core staff and a huge range of contributors.



Ruth Jackson, deputy editor,

What we do

In each monthly issue, we provide ideas, resources and guidance to help and shape your youth and children's work. Inside the magazine and on our website you’ll find full length feature articles – some deeply practical, some more stretching and challenging; brilliant creative resources to spice up your programme; up- to-date news about developments in youth ministry and culture; how-to guides and much, much more.

Our story

In the early 1990s, Youthwork magazine began as a supplement in the then titled Alpha magazine (now Premier Christianity).

In 1996, Alpha and Youthwork were bought by Trinity Square. Alpha was re-branded as Christianity. In 1999, Christianity and Youthwork were bought by Premier Media Group.

In 2014, the title was updated to its current form Premier Youthwork, along with its sister titles Premier Christianity and Premier Childrenswork.

In 2017, Premier Youthwork and Premier Childrenswork merged to form Premier Youth and Children's Work.

Where we are

Premier Youth and Children's Work is owned by Premier and shares offices with sister title Premier Christianity, as well as Premier Christian Radio, in south London.

Our contributors

Tom Wade is an RE teacher and volunteer youth leader based in Harpenden. He writes our ready-to-use film resource.

Becky May is a freelance writer and experienced children’s and youth leader. She writes our ready-to-use music resource.

Sam and Sara Hargreaves lead engageworship.org, and are passionate about young people and worship. They write our ready-to-use reflection resource.

Mark Oestreicher is an American youth ministry author, speaker and coach. He is one of our back page columnists.

Martin Saunders is the director of creative development at Youthscape, and was the editor of Youthwork magazine for eight years. He is one of our back page columnists.  

Phoebe Thompson is head of research at Youthscape and the magazine’s consulting editor.

Dylan Barker is the resources manager for StreetSpace and Frontier Youth Trust.

Joel Toombs has spent more than ten years in youth work and has an MA in Christian mentoring.

Amy Stock is director of SchoolsworkUK.


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