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Tribe is a youth group for young people aged 11-18 who live in the Cambridge area, which is run by the youth leader and volunteers from New Life Church. Tribe consists of young New Life Church members, young people from other churches and also young people with no church connection at all. We are also committed to working with other church youth groups to support young people in the Cambridge area to navigate life.

We eat food, do fun activities together and discuss issues around life and being a teenager. We also have regular socials and nights out at different venues. If you would like to know more, just check the Events Calendar on this website.



Our Key Values

We have nine key values that we seek to live out in Tribe.  They are:

1) Unique

We believe that every single person is uniquely created and made in the image of God.  We all carry incredible value and want to be a youth group that reflects that in our relationships with one another and the outside world.

2) Friendships

We believe that strong, loving community is highly important in an age when so many young people experience loneliness and disconnection.  We aim to create a space where good friendships grow and flourish.

3) Compassion

We believe in a God that is full of compassion for all people, so want to model his love and care for others.

4) Serving Heart

One of the main things that Jesus modeled to his followers was the importance of serving people.  We want to be a youth group that teaches the importance of serving each other and gives young people the opportunity to grow in serving others.

5) Encouragement

We believe that people thrive when they are encouraged and that our words are powerful.  We seek to be a youth group that has a culture of both building each other up and believing the best for one another.

6) Respect

We seek to create a culture where we show respect to one another at all times.  We try to often talk about what this looks like with the young people: from respecting different opinions to listening to each other in group discussions.

7) Perseverance

We want to encourage each other as much as possible to be people that have confidence in our ability to overcome obstacles and that keep going when times are difficult.  We believe that all of this is possible through both a determined spirit and by knowing that whatever we go through: God is with us.

8) Impact for good

We want to be people that make a positive impact wherever we go.  We believe that we are called to make a difference in the world, even if it only looks small at times.  We hope that the young people will learn values here that will help them make a huge impact, long after they have left Tribe.

9) Forgiveness

In all of this, we recognise that we aren't going to get it right all the time and that we can easily make mistakes, so perhaps our most important value is forgiveness.  We believe that this comes from both knowing the incredible forgiveness from God that comes through Jesus and by choosing to forgive one another.

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Tribe Leaders and Volunteers

   James Pearson                       Carole Rawley                             

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All of our Tribe volunteers are DBS checked and have agreed to work under our Safeguarding Policy.

Childline (free and confidential) 0800 11 11.

Hello and welcome to our church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
Click here to see more.

Planning your Visit

A Warm 'Hello'!

The following information is specifically for those planning a visit, so that you know beforehand what to expect on a Sunday morning.

Where & When?

We meet at the University of Cambridge Primary School  in Eddington (details below) for our Sunday Service, starting at 10am.  When you arrive, you will be greeted by someone on our Welcome Team..

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There is wheelchair access and a disabled toilet on the ground floor. There is wheelchair access to the first floor by lift.

Our Sunday Service

The main service begins at 10:00am with a warm welcome from one of our leadership team. Then follows a time of  worship, led by our band. Sometimes a person might pray out loud or read a small passage from the Bible. Sometimes people share things that they believe God is saying to the whole church family. This might seem strange the first time that you hear it, but it’s all part of our connecting with God. One of our leaders will then give a sermon that is Bible-based and that we can apply to our everyday life. We then finish with a final worship song. There is always an opportunity to receive prayer at the end of the service.

What About My Kids?

We have a great programme lined up for kids of all ages (click on them to find out more about them):

We really value worshipping God together as a family, so we encourage children stay with their parent or grown-up at the start of the service for the welcome, songs and notices. After this, the children will go to their various groups. You will need to go with your children to their groups and register them as part of our Safeguarding Policy.  

The kids' group activities vary depending on the age but usually there is a friendly welcome, Bible stories, testimonies, praying, music, craft, drama, fun games and free play. Please pick your children up as soon as the service finishes.


Getting Connected

Small Groups

While Sundays are a great way to meet new people, it is often in smaller gatherings that you can really get to know someone. Being part of one of our small groups allows you to make new friends, share together and support each other. We have a variety of groups that meet throughout the week, some afternoons and some evenings. Check out our Midweek Groups page and see if there’s one that you could join, or we can put you in touch with a small group leader who will be more than happy to invite you along to their group.

Serving & Volunteering

If you want to get involved in the life of the church and help us make Sundays run smoothly, you can sign up to serve on a team. 

Other Ministries

We also run the following ministries (click on them to find out more about them):

Get In Touch With Us To Plan Your Visit

If you would like to come and visit the church beforehand you are more than welcome! Get in touch and we can arrange a time that suits you.



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Comments / Questions or anything you would like to say?

Next, we will contact you by email to say 'hello' and help arrange anything necessary for your visit.



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Pastor Ian Rawley


Carole Rawley

In 1974 I had an encounter with God that changed my life, causing me a few years later to train as a pastor. As well as leading New Life Church, over the last few decades I have had the immense privilege of helping to equip church leaders in many nations of the world. Welcome to our website & our church!


Hello and welcome! I decided to follow Jesus when I was 15 years old and it has been the greatest adventure of my life! At New Life Church, I lead our youth ministry and our women's ministry. I also work alongside Ian and our leadership team in overseeing our pastoral care. We are here to serve you!  


We are looking forward to welcoming you to New Life Church and hope you enjoy your time with us.