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CIYD would like thank everyone who came along to our Christmas celebrations in Dollingstown Parish Church.  Special thanks to Rev Simon Genoe for leading and hosting, and to everyone who helped make this a very special time.

National Youth Council of Ireland Annual Conference


Steve Grasham (Southern Region Youth Ministry Development Officer) and Simon Henry (National Youth Officer) at the National Youth Council of Ireland Annual Conference at Dublin Castle this week

Down & Dromore Launch new Sunday School Curriculum

Our National Youth Officer, Simon Henry, pictured with Julie Currie (Children’s Development Officer for Down & Dromore) at the launch of their Sunday School Curriculum ‘JIGSAW’ at the CIYD Offices in Belfast. Speaking about the new resource, Julie said “It has been a fantastic resource for our pilot Sunday School groups in Down & Dromore, who […]

Clogher Diocese Youth gathering “Xplore”

Our National Youth Officer Simon Henry visited Aghavea Parish, Co. Fermanagh at the weekend as they hosted the regular Clogher Diocese Youth gathering “Xplore”. Pictured here with Jonny Phenix, Clogher Diocesan Youth Officer.

Youth Service @ Ballyholme Parish

Our National Youth Officer Simon Henry at Ballyholme Parish’s (Down & Dromore) first youth service as they celebrated the re-opening of their church building following refurbishment. Simon was interviewed about his new role at CIYD and shared some thoughts on youth ministry. Pictured here with Billy Fyffe (Youth Pastor) and Laura Symon (Children’s Worker)

Nicva Survey

NICVA is currently delivering infrastructure support to faith based organisations in Northern Ireland.

They are circulating a short survey to faith based organisations in order to understand the needs of these organisations and the work that they do with the wider community in Northern Ireland.

Please circulate and share the survey to your contacts and networks through […]

Appointment of new CIYD Staff

The Church of Ireland Youth Department (CIYD) are delighted to announce the commencement of two new members of Staff, Mr Simon Henry and Mr Steve Grasham.

Simon Henry has been appointed to the newly created role of ‘Church of Ireland Youth Officer’.  Having served as a Youth Ministry Co-ordinator in the Parish of St John’s Moira […]


We are launching our applications for Streetreach 2017. If you think your parish might be interested in hosting the next Streetreach, please look at the attached expression of interest form and speak with your clergy/vestry regarding the opportunity.

FORM: Streetreach Host Application


Christina Baillie – Diocesan Youth Officer for Connor Diocese

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