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eNet – May 2018

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Magheragall JAM group supports Baby Basics


Young members of the JAM Group in Magheragall Parish Church put their faith into action when they became involved in the Baby Basics project.

JAM is a group of young people in Year 8 to Year 11. During November and December they utilised a resource called ‘The Justice Sessions,’ a five-part study sponsored by the Church of […]

Kilbroney Centre opens a new chapter

The Kilbroney Centre in Rostrevor has opened a new chapter with the appointment of Jan Peach to the post of Development Officer.

The centre is well known as the venue for our highly successful Kilbroney Adventure Camps each summer and hosts groups of youth and children and adults throughout the year. The buildings have undergone some […]

New Wine Ireland – Sligo 18

New Wine Ireland’s Summer Conference takes place in Sligo from July 8-13. There is something for everyone at Sligo 18, including relevant and fun filled programmes to keep those aged 0-18 happy while the adults can enjoy the main sessions, seminars and workshops throughout the week.

The key values of worship, teaching and ministry are held […]


Heading out to work in Glenavy during Streetreach 2017.
Summer is on its way and that means Connor Youth Council’s Streetreach, hosted for a second year by Glenavy Parish, is just round the corner!

Streetreach partners with a parish within the diocese for two years, offering an opportunity for young people to serve in a local parish […]

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 […]