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All Aboard Training

Thanks to everyone who came along to the training evenings for the new All Aboard programme which has been produced by Ripple -Children’s Ministry Connor. The training took place in three venues across the diocese and it was fantastic to see so many come along and participate in the evenings. The enthusiasm and interest of all the voluntary leaders was very encouraging. On Tuesday

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Backing Baby Basics in Christ Church Lisburn

Parishioners in Christ Church Parish, Lisburn have been busy in recent months gathering various items in support of Baby Basics. The Baby Basics project is run by Connor Diocese Children’s Project Development Officer Jill Hamilton and Church Army Pioneer Evangelist Karen Webb and operates from the North Belfast Centre of Mission, Connect Base. The project works in partnership with local churches and relies on

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Killead Parish support Baby Basics

A big thank you to Killead Parish who took on the Baby Basics 4-week challenge during the month of February. The parishioners were asked to buy a few extra items as part of the weekly shop and bring them to church to help fill Baby Basics starter packs. Items include nappies and other toiletries for baby, toiletries for mum and dad, household products such

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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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