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New Youth Ministry Development Officer Appointed in Dublin & Glendalough

Dublin & Glendalough Youth Council has announced the appointment of Susie Keegan as the new Dublin & Glendalough Diocesan Youth Ministry Development Officer. She will take up the role in August.Susie comes to the post with lots of experience having volunteered as a parish youth worker at St Catherine’s Church before assisting with 3 Rock […]


The Justice Sessions by IJM is a fun and relevant study guide for youth leaders to introduce young people to God’s call to justice as revealed in the Bible. International Justice Mission are partnering with CIYD and launching the resource at this year’s festival.

Thanks to social media and increasing globalisation, a generation of young people […]

National Youth Ministry Conference in Birmingham 10-12 November 2017

The National Youth Ministry Weekend is the gathering point for Christians who work with young people. Held over three days in November, it’s a chance for youth leaders, youth workers, church leaders and other practitioners to hear new ideas, receive inspiration, worship, pray, network and get creative. It’s completely different to any event that’s gone before, […]

NICVA Releases Findings from Northern Ireland Faith Survey

NICVA recently completed research on the faith based sector in Northern Ireland, which established the community work conducted by these organisations, outside of regular worship, and identified their training/support needs.


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CONNECT Training For Youth Workers

Volunteer with Belfast Cathedral

Down and Dromore Confirmation Youth Weekend 2017

A record 150 young people and 45 leaders from all over the Diocese of Down and Dromore packed Castlewellan Castle to the rafters for the annual Confirmation Youth Weekend.

The participants, from 19 different parishes, had an action packed weekend, from Friday night’s ‘alien invasion’ game through Saturday’s adventure sports including canoeing, laser tag, archery, soft […]


Steve is developing a number of training initiatives including a certificate in Youth Ministry accredited by Cliff College in Derbyshire which will begin in September. Details can be found at The Connect training days continue and this year are focusing on Understanding Youth Ministry and Young People, Group work and Spirituality providing a foundation […]

Cork Diocesan Youth Council leaders weekend

Youth leaders from across Cork Diocese joined together for a weekend of teaching, relaxing and fellowship in Clonakilty, Co. Cork last weekend, organised by Cork Diocese Youth Council. CIYD staff Simon Henry and Steve Grasham joined them for the weekend with Steve leading the session times together covering various aspects of practical youth ministry.