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Day of Prayer for Young People and Youth Ministry on the move!

Please note change of date from previous years – to the Sunday before Advent

Day of Prayer for Young People and Youth Ministry on the move!

The Church of Ireland Youth Department’s annual Day of Prayer is on the move to the Sunday before Advent, which will this year be Sunday, 21st November.  It previously took place on the Sunday before Lent.  CIYD is encouraging all churches to make a little space to pray for young people on that day.

Bishop Pat Storey, President of CIYD, says: “As our annual Day of Prayer moves to the Sunday before Advent each year, we remember that Advent is a time to prepare and to look forward. As we exit this pandemic, we will take time ahead of and during Advent to pray for our young people who have had their lives on hold for so long. We pray for their spiritual future and their unique contribution to the Church. We celebrate their commitment and enthusiasm. We long to meet together again and to connect.

“This Advent, our day of prayer for our young people and youth ministry thus holds special significance.  We bring them before God and we celebrate each one.  We pray; God hears!”

Simon Henry, CIYD’s National Youth Officer, adds: “Youth ministry has been mightily challenged over the past year and young people have missed out on so much.  This is an opportunity to bring them once again to the forefront of our thoughts and prayers.”

A PDF version of a book published by CIYD in 2019 with lots of ideas of how to pray is available to help local churches to plan ahead for the Day of Prayer.  Please email admin@ciyd.org for your copy.

Contact Details

Issued by Church of Ireland Youth Department


Church of Ireland House
61–67 Donegall Street
028 9082 8890



Simon Henry

Church of Ireland Youth Officer
Church of Ireland House
61–67 Donegall Street

Steve Grasham

Youth Ministry Development Officer (Southern Region)
Church of Ireland House
Church Avenue
Dublin 6
D06 CF67

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