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.

The CMSI Children’s Resource

Order the 2017 Children’s Resource Material Online

Growing in God explores global mission, with a particular focus on the work of the Urban Development Programme (UDP) in All Saints’ Diocese Nairobi, Kenya. Using stories from the gospels and examples from the global Church, the material looks at the importance of knowing God and growing as a […]

Connor Youth Council

Simon Henry (CIYD National Youth Officer) pictured at the first Connor Youth Council meeting of 2017, alongside Christina Bailie (Connor Diocesan Youth Officer) and Rev Philip Benson (Chairman of CYC)


Don’t forget to call in to CIYD office in Church House Belfast and get your FREE copy of our new Confirmation Resource – one Free copy is available to all Church of Ireland Parishes and Parish groupings.

Additional copies of the Resource can be purchased from or or by contacting Barbara in CIYD office, […]


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)