Connor Mission Support Fund has this year awarded four grants to assist people wanting to be more involved in mission both at home and overseas.
Mother and daughter Carol and Clare Mulligan of Woodburn Parish, Carrickfergus, have each been awarded a grant towards their involvement in a Fields of Life project in Uganda from August 3–18.
Daniel Gill from Monkstown Parish receives a grant towards his training as a pilot with the Mission Aviation Fellowship in Australia.
And Connor Diocese Mission Experience Team Abroad (META) to Connor’s partner diocese of Yei in South Sudan, planned for January 2013, also receives funding. The META team will delivery clergy training, training for youth workers and communications training.
The Mission Support Fund was established by Connor Council for Mission to assist people wanting to be more involved in mission both at home and overseas.
The Council wants to deepen a sense of mission throughout all parishes within the diocese but has found the enthusiasm of many individuals keen to get involved is often dampened by a lack of resources to complete the task.
Applications to the Mission Support Fund are invited annually from any individual who seeks to become actively involved in mission either in Ireland or around the world.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate active membership of the Church of Ireland and belong to a parish within the Diocese of Connor.