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Connor’s Big Weekend is THIS WEEKEND!!

We are just a few days away from Connor’s Big Weekend in St Patrick’s, Ballymena! Big Family Fiesta    Saturday 16th at 2-4 pm The Big Family Fiesta is going to be a blast so if you are a children’s leader or a parent of primary aged children and can bring your children along, we would be absolutely delighted to see you there. The

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Building Blocks -venue change

BOOK NOW – don’t miss out on a great day’s training. Please note venue change to Kilternan Centre.  

Children’s Ministry Network Harvest Newsletter 2019

Click on the link below to find lots of resources for Harvest from the Children’s Ministry Network. Children’s Ministry Network Harvest Newsletter 2019

Connor’s Big Weekend

Lisburn Cathedral Chapter is working in partnership with the Youth and Children’s development Officers Christina Bailie and Jill Hamilton to host a very exciting weekend of events for children, youth, and children’s and youth leaders. Connor’s Big weekend will take place on 16th and 17th November 2019 in St. Patrick’s Parish Ballymena. Lisburn Cathedral Chapter and the Church of Ireland Orphans and Children’s Society

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Children’s Ministry Network Pentecost resource

The Children’s Ministry Network have put together this resource for Pentecost. Please click on the link below to access all the ideas. Pentecost All Age Service Resources For further helpful advice for volunteer leaders working with children in their local church check out  the Children’s Ministry Network website  at

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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