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Children & Families Ministry connects with colleagues across Europe

How we can bring light in a dark world was the main theme for the European Conference on Christian Education which this year took place at Lake Balaton in Hungary.

The conference, from 8–12th May, brought together children’s ministry specialists and teachers from across Europe, and the Church of Ireland was represented by Rachael Murphy, our Children and Families Ministry Development Officer, and Dr Peter Hamill, who serves as Secretary to the Board for Ministry with Children and Families.

This was great opportunity for networking and learning about ministry across Europe. We hope to form working relationships with other countries and bring exciting speakers to Ireland in the near future.

‘The main speaker at the event was Bob Hartman, a renowned international author on Children’s Ministry,’ Peter remarked as he summed up the event. ‘Bob has already agreed to visit Ireland in the Autumn and we look forward to inviting children and family staff and volunteers to hear this inspiring speaker.’

The next ECCE is to take place in Geneva in 2026.  To find out more about the conference, please visit www.ecceconference.org or find it on Facebook at www.facebook.com/eccechurch

Contact Details

The Board for Ministry with Children and Families exists to equip, resource and advocate for the increased welcome, enhanced inclusion and full participation of children and their families in the whole life of the Church.

Rachael Murphy

Children & Families Development Officer
c/o Church of Ireland House
Church Avenue
Dublin 6
D06 CF67




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