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Farewell to Rosemary

On Tuesday March 27 it was the turn of staff in Church of Ireland House to say farewell to the Bishop of Connor’s PA Mrs Rosemary Patterson, who retired at the end of the month.

Rosemary has been full time Secretary / PA to Bishop Alan Abernethy since he became Bishop of Connor 10 years ago, […]

Irish Youth Convention 2018 – Sat 17th November

After a really encouraging launch event with over 70 youth leaders, tickets are now on sale at the early bird rate of £12. We’ve been really encouraged by the number of tickets sold so far.
At our launch night there was a heightened sense of anticipation of what God might do through the Irish Youth Convention, helping […]



Are you thinking of studying in Belfast in 2018-19? The Hub’s student centre offers the chance to live in community, right in the heart of Belfast’s Queen’s Quarter.

Come along on Saturday 24th March to meet current students, tour the student houses, and sample some of the bakery offerings from The Hub Cafe.

If you’re considering coming, […]



Feedback from CIYD’s recent Youth Forum in January.

All our young participants filled out feedback forms at the end of the forum and their engagement and honesty were quite refreshing and it certainly makes for interesting reading. Our young people are willing and ready to be fully involved in church life and its structures if we […]



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Day of Prayer for Young People & Youth Ministry – Sunday 11 February 2018


The House of Bishops have approved the date 11 February for this day, once again it is the Sunday before Lent. This is the fourth CIYD Day of Prayer for Young People and Youth Ministry and CIYD have once again produced a resource pack to help dioceses in the organising of their events.

Participation is completely […]

Au Revoir Ian

Farewell lunch for one of the nicest guys ever – Ian Roulston.  Ian ex Youth Outreach Worker in Magheralin Parish, Dollingstown, is moving to Canada to be with his beautiful wife Amanda.  We wish Ian and Amanda God’s richest blessings for the future.

l-r: Barbara Swann, Ian Roulston, Simon Henry 


A reminder to all of our Confirmation Resource ‘I Believe’ that can be used by those involved in preparing young people for Confirmation. The resource is 12 sessions long and is based round the Confirmation Service, the Ten Commandments and The Apostles’ Creed.

Topics include ‘Who is God?’, ‘Why we need a Saviour’, ‘The Sacraments’ and […]