What’s coming up

There is lots to look forward to for the young people of Connor Diocese and their leaders.

For further information on any of the upcoming activities, contact Diocesan Youth Officer Christina Baillie at christinabaillie@connordiocese.org.

Aspiring leaders encouraged to sign up for SERVE

Connor Diocese is running the SERVE programme for young people (age 15-19) again in 2022.

The course prepares young people who are exploring leadership in their local parish context, and is a great opportunity to meet new people and develop character traits which are invaluable in leadership.

SERVE will include eight sessions and a Graduation event. It will be begin on Thursday September 29. Each session will run from 6pm-9pm in The Hub Chaplaincy, Elmwood Avenue, Belfast on the following dates September 29, October 6, 13, 20 and 27, and November 10, 17 and 24. Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions and there is some preparatory work for each session.

SERVE fees are £50 per participant to cover dinner each week, handbook, and sweatshirt as well as the graduation ceremony and certificate. Participants can apply to the CIYD Young Leaders Fund for support with the cost.

The SERVE Graduation will take place on Thursday December 1 from 7.30pm for participants to attend with friends, family, leaders and clergy. Sign up HERE.

Launch 2022 – September 3
Training for all leaders and clergy on Saturday 3rd September, 10am -1pm at St Patrick’s, Broughshane. Bishop George will be in attendance.

Connor Takes the Castle – September 23-25

The annual diocesan residential youth weekend is back after the pandemic, and will run from Friday September 23 – Sunday September 25 2022 in Castlewellan Castle, with sessions, activities, great food and lots of fun.  This is for young people aged 11-18. This FORM is to be completed for all young people and leaders.

The cost is £60 for the full weekend and £20 for a day pass on the Saturday.  No deposit is required. Payment can be brought to the event.





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