Surge Ahead – Children’s Ministry Training

As part of our Surge Ahead Training, Ripple – Children’s Ministry Connor is hosting training evenings throughout the diocese to share information and ideas behind the new All Aboard programme which will be ready in September 2019. All Aboard is a brand new 36- week bible- based children’s ministry programme suitable for 4-11-year olds which has been produced by Ripple.  It is jam-packed with

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Patrick’s Mysterious Adventure -Public Day

On Saturday 16th March we opened the doors to welcome the public to Patrick’s Mysterious Adventure. We had four timed performances of the Story Trail throughout the day as well as a café, craft workshops from Jumping Clay and Julia’s Ceramics, a reptile exhibition from Talking Reptiles and Irish dancing. On Sunday 17th there was a special St. Patrick themed service in the church.

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Patrick’s Mysterious Adventure -School Days

This year Patrick’s Mysterious Adventure took place in Christ Church in Lisburn. Connor’s Diocesan Children’s council worked in partnership with Christ Church clergy and parishioners to host the event for local schools and the community. We had 3 days where local schools were invited to come along and take part in our story trail based on the life of our patron saint Patrick. The

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Patrick’s Mysterious Adventure

Patrick’s Mysterious Adventure is open to the public on Saturday 16th March! Why not come along and bring the kids and join in with all the fun? See poster below for details. What’s more? It’s all FREE!!!


Patrick’s Mysterious Adventure is Back!

Patrick’s Mysterious Adventure – 13th-17th March 2019 Patrick’s Mysterious Adventure is back again for its 3rd year in March 2019. This event will be held in Christ Church Lisburn and is a joint venture organized by Connor Diocese Children’s Council and Christ Church staff and parishioners. So, what is Patrick’s Mysterious Adventure?  It’s an all-age exhibition and story trail, themed around the life of Ireland’s patron saint

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Mother’s Union supports Baby Basics

Baby Basics Belfast has been partnering with Mother’s Union in Connor Diocese over the last year after meeting with the Mother’s Union diocesan president and chatting about how Mother’s Union could support Baby Basics. After discussions with the Diocesan trustees, it was decided that each area, six in total, would provide a complete filled Moses basket. Mother Union decided to take this on as

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St. Nicholas Parish Carrickfergus supports Baby Basics

Huge thanks to St. Nicholas Parish in Carrickfergus who took on the Baby Basics 4-week challenge in January. The Baby Basics 4-week challenge involves the church congregation collecting donations of essential clothing and toiletries for the families in need who have just had or are about to have a new baby. The donations are collected over 4 Sundays in church and at the end

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Children’s Ministry Network Lent and Easter Newsletter

The latest newsletter from the Children’s Ministry network is now available. Please click here to access it. “We hope that you glean some new ideas for journeying through Lent and Easter this year, whatever your context. We pray that you will have space to declutter and make room for God’s peace, presence and purpose. We pray that your time spent exploring faith with children

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The Guides in Broughshane do a Good Turn for Baby Basics

Baby Basics Belfast was delighted to work in partnership with St. Patrick’s Parish, Broughshane  who took part in our 4-week challenge in October/November. The challenge was launched at the women’s breakfast on 6th October when Jill Hamilton came along and spoke about Baby Basics and explained how it is helping families in need in our diocese. The church congregation then went on to take part

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St Paul’s Lisburn supports Baby Basics in a BIG way!

In the last couple of months Baby Basics has had a huge amount of support from several churches in our diocese one of which was St. Paul’s, Lisburn.  St. Paul’s rector Rev Arthur Young took on supporting Baby Basics over the Harvest period and many organisations in the church joined in with the 4-week challenge. Karen Webb visited the church back in October to

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