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Streetreach 2018 

Young people hard at work during Streetreach 2017.

Streetreach 2018 – Connor Diocese’s fantastic mission experience for young people – is open for applications from young people and leaders.

Connor Youth Council will be partnering with Glenavy Parish for Streetreach for a second year, and the Streetreach team will again be joined by a group of Americans from Christ In Youth.

Young people who have completed Fourth Form/Year 11 can apply for the full residential option, and spaces for this are limited so will be offered on a first come first serve basis.

Young people who have completed First Form/Year 8 can come on a daily non-residential option.

The Youth Council also welcomes applications from those aged over 18 to join in or come as a team leader, there is no upper age limit!!

Parishes can support those attending through prayer, attending the Streetreach Commissioning service, and by helping to fundraise towards their attendance.

Gareth Campbell, youth worker at Lisburn Cathedral and contributor to Streetreach said: “Streetreach is a great opportunity following on from Summer Madness to allow young people to respond in their faith and put it into practice.

“One of our young people Euan spoke about the impact of Streetreach as he was sharing his testimony to our church. It has given several of our young people the opportunity to live out their faith along with other young people from different parishes across the diocese.”

Applications can be completed online here: https://goo.gl/forms/InGvggPaJnsA5Fyl1 or the hard copies can be downloaded on these links:

Streetreach Aged 18 plus 

Streetreach Under 18

If you would like to discuss Streetreach, ask questions or see if it would be appropriate for young people in your parish, please contact Diocesan Youth Officer Christina Baillie on 07753 312405 or email christinabaillie@connordiocese.org

Summer Madness – Glenarm 2018

Engage Connor Youth Summer Madness kitchen!

Engage Connor Youth members are getting their wellies and sleeping bags ready for the Summer Madness Festival running from June 29-July 3 at Glenarm Castle.

Each year groups of young people from different parishes attend the festival which kicks off the summer break.

Connor Youth Council is again excited to help groups by providing them with some excellent hospitality during their stay in Glenarm.

Diocesan Youth Officer Christina Baillie said: “We will be offering evening meals free of charge on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. And if your group wants some extra help, we will provide breakfast and lunch for groups at a charge of £10 per person for the whole festival!”

Anyone wanting to join the Connor sub camp for the whole time, or just for the Connor BBQ on the Sunday, please just contact Christina to let her know who to expect and to cater for any dietary requirements. Contact her on 07753 312405 or christinabaillie@connordiocese.org.

A big thanks to the Rev Canon Mark Taylor for the sub camp catering.

Sign up for Connor Takes the Castle

Connor’s annual residential weekend for young people takes place from Friday September 7 to Sunday September 9 at Castlewellan Castle.

Connor Youth Council is inviting all groups of young people to come along for a fully planned, high quality weekend . Groups from different parishes will take part in a variety of sessions together, and enjoy a range of activities and great food.

The cost of the full weekend is £50 to anyone booking before Saturday June 30, or £60 if booked after this date.

Application forms can be COMPLETED ONLINE.

Anyone interested in booking or learning more about this weekend is asked to contact Diocesan Youth Officer Christina Baillie on 07753312405 or christinabaillie@connordiocese.org

Events  2018

Anyone wanting to attend or with any questions about any of the events below, please contact Diocesan Youth Officer Christina Baillie on christinabaillie@connordiocese.org or 07753312405.


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