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There is a lot of exciting children’s ministry going on in Connor diocese and many talented people putting their gifts to good use for God’s Kingdom. This website is about celebrating the great things already happening, sharing good practice with each other and offering suggestions and ideas for how we can keep our children’s ministry vital, up to date, interesting, and most importantly God centred.

Children’s Ministry throughout Connor takes place in rural areas, towns and cities, among church families and families in the local community, at different times of the year, with varying amounts of resources and numbers of willing leaders/helpers. There are issues and hurdles that we all face and so the aim of this website is to help provide you with ideas and resources to fit your situation. Please get in touch if you would like to share an idea or ask for specific advice.

 Children’s ministry is a journey of discovery which can take unexpected twists and turns. We need to abandon any notion of power and embrace an attitude of service. It is always better when we journey together.


Festive Fun at Lisburn Cathedral’s Cracking Christmas Party

  On Saturday 17th December Lisburn Cathedral was transformed into a winter wonderland for our first Cracking Christmas Party. There were several stalls with different things for both kids and adults (big kids) to get stuck into. Rev. Denise Acheson taught everyone the meaning of a Christingle and helped the children make them. The puppets made an appearance with thanks to Karen Webb (Connor

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Advent Messy church at St. Patrick’s Ballymena

St. Patrick’s Ballymena hosted an Advent themed Messy Church and  in true Messy Church style everyone took part in lots of advent related crafts and activities including an angel dice game, making Christmas tree decorations,  Advent play dough mats, bible verse paper chains and much more. During the celebration they took a closer look at the events leading up to Jesus birth. Together they learnt of Mary’s journey to

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Messy Advent at St. Peter’s

During this Advent, St. Peter’s hosted a Messy Church in the Church halls. Frank Dillon the parish’s children worker writes: We find Messy Church to be a great way to  encourage new and regular families to come together at this time of year to celebrate the real meaning of Christmas. We used the Advent Messy Church programme from the Ripple website to make all the craft and have an overall

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