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Children’s, family and youth ministry is an important part of the Church of Ireland’s mission, which takes place in a variety of settings, including Sunday schools, youth clubs and youth fellowships, and special events and programmes for children, teenagers and young adults.

The Board for Children and Families Ministry co–ordinates the work of the Children’s Ministry Network, which supports grassroots leaders, diocesan representatives and clergy involved in children’s ministry and provides training designed and delivered to meet local requirements.


The Church of Ireland Youth Department is responsible for the development and co–ordination of youth ministry in the Church of Ireland by equipping the Church in Christian youth ministry and youth work practice, empowering the Church regarding youth work issues and concerns, engaging with volunteers, youth workers and Church leaders, and understanding our context.

Our Board of Education defines and promotes the Church’s policy in education, maintains close contact with government and other educational authorities, and studies and responds to legislation or proposed legislation which is likely to affect our educational interests.



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