Church of Ireland Home

Upcoming Events

Neartú conference for Children and Families Ministry

Neartú conference for Children and Families Ministry

Neartú (strengthen) is an ecumenical conference for all who are involved in Children and Families Ministry across the island of Ireland.

Join us for a fantastic day in the beautiful surroundings of Mount Saint Anne’s Conference Centre, Portarlington, for a time to strengthen yourself and your ministry.

We are so thrilled to welcome Rachel Turner as our Keynote speaker in the morning, as well as a host of experienced practitioners who will run a variety of workshops in the afternoon. Rachel is the founder of Parenting for Faith, and author of ten books for families, parents and church leaders including Parenting as a Church Leader, Comfort in Uncertain Times, It Takes a Church to Raise a Parent and her new release Parenting Teens for a Life of Faith.

She lectures on leadership and inter–generational church at the Institute for Children, Youth and Mission (CYM) and St Padarn’s Institute, and is the discipleship lead at Hope Church, Harrogate. She also consults and speaks internationally – and somehow has managed to carve out time to be with us!

During the lunch break, we will have a marketplace with representatives from family–focused organisations as well as a heap of resources and freebies.

The cost for the day is €25/£22 which includes lunch and refreshments through the day. If you book now using the code early bird you will get your ticket for just €20/£17!

So mark your diaries and book your tickets NOW as spaces are limited!!!

Click here to book: https://bit.ly/neartu

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


Our use of cookies

Some cookies are necessary for us to manage how our website behaves while other optional, or non-necessary, cookies help us to analyse website usage. You can Accept All or Reject All optional cookies or control individual cookie types below.

You can read more in our Cookie Notice


These cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions.

Analytics cookies

Analytical cookies help us to improve our website by collecting and reporting information on its usage.