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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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Children’s Ministry Network – Advent and Christmas Newsletter

Here is the Advent and Christmas Newsletter from the Children’s Ministry Network jam packed full of ideas that you can use in a variety of contexts to bring a focus and a joy to the meaning of this time of year. Click on the link below to view: Advent and Christmas Newsletter


Play It By Ear Christmas shows

  Play it by Ear is a Christian drama company which uses drama to help people engage with the Bible and explore what faith means to them. They do this through performances and workshops. This Christmas, Play it by Ear wants to partner with churches to put on a Christmas show that local congregations can invite their friends, neighbours and families to come and

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Messy Church Annual Leaders meeting 2018

The Messy Church annual leaders get together took place in early October in the Connect Base on the Shankill Road in Belfast. We had Messy Church leaders from 6 different Messy Churches across Northern Ireland so thanks to all of you for coming along. We had a look at Sweaty Church which is creative way of doing Church, sparked from Messy Church but involving

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Baby Basics Belfast Update September 2018

Baby Basics Belfast has been providing help and assistance to vulnerable families in the Belfast area for more than 18 months. In that time it has supported more than 160 families, providing packs filled with baby clothes, baby bedding, toys, nappies, wipes, and toiletries for baby, mum and dad. The project, run by Connor’s Centre of Mission in Shankill Road, Connect Base, is now

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