Support

Helpful advice for individuals, parishes and clergy. This section links to the Daily Connor Cycle of Prayer, and provides a list of useful resources for clergy, youth leaders, children’s workers and anyone leading worship or simply seeking ideas and inspiration. For parish officers there is advice on finance, parish governance, buildings and property and on Safeguarding Trust. Here you will also find details on how to contact the Connor Pastoral Support for Clergy team.

Diocese of Connor Building and Property Support

Building and Property

This section of our website offers guidance to parishes considering a building project or minor works to existing buildings. The full guidance for building projects can be found as an Appendix in the annual Diocesan Council report to Diocesan Synod…

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Diocese of Connor finance

Finance

The Diocesan Office fulfils a number of roles for the Diocese of Connor. Its principal role is to manage the resources of the diocese through budgets, reports and accounts together with controlling its banking and capital assets to enable the…

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Diocese of Connor Parish Governance

Parish Governance

Every parish has a business committee known as the Select Vestry. It exists to manage the money and buildings as effectively as it can, so that the parishes ministry and outreach are well resourced. Those over the age of 18…

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Diocese of Connor Safeguarding Trust

Safeguarding Trust

Safeguarding Trust is the child protection policy of the Church of Ireland. It is designed to safeguard children and to enhance the church’s ministry with children. The policy has been in place for more than 15 years, although child protection…

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Diocese of Connor Resources for Clergy

Resources for Clergy

The resources in this section have been suggested by clergy and staff in the diocese. If you have a resource which you wish to recommend and be included in the section, please forward it to the Venerable Dr Stephen McBride at…

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Diocese of Connor Pastrol Support for Clergy

Pastoral Support for Clergy

In the caring professions, those who work intensively with people are more effective when they themselves receive periodic support from a mentor, supervisor, line manager or counsellor. Connor Diocese has an established system of pastoral support for individuals and groups….

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