Children’s Ministry Network
Who are we?
The Children’s Ministry Network (CMN) began in June 2011. The Network is comprised of a representative from each diocese nominated by the Bishop and also a member of the House of Bishops, the Board of Education Secretaries, the Church of Ireland Youth Department Ministry Co-ordinator and up to three co-opted members including a representative from the Sunday School Society.
What do we do?
SUPPORT: Through the Network, there should be a relational approach to supporting grass roots leaders, diocesan representatives and clergy who are engaged in children’s ministry. The Network highlights the important role of clergy in promoting and supporting children’s ministry within their parishes. The Network recommends that each diocese should have a well resourced Children’s Ministry Representative.
TRAINING: There should be opportunities for parish and diocesan based training designed and delivered appropriately to meet local requirements.
The Network has set itself an aim to implement a local training event in each diocese within the next two years. It believes much could be achieved by extending and sharing existing training programmes.
RESOURCES: The Network aims to provide up-to-date information on a range of curriculum and other resources for use in children’s ministry in parishes. This website is used to announce details of training events throughout the dioceses and provide recommendations / reviews of suitable resources as well as the contact details of the diocesan children’s ministry representatives.
Diocesan & Network Representatives:-
Chairperson of the Network: Bishop Alan Abernethy; email@example.com
Centrally: Lydia Monds; firstname.lastname@example.org
Armagh – Rev Barry Paine; email@example.com
Clogher – Frances Boyd; firstname.lastname@example.org
Derry & Raphoe – Archdeacon David Huss; email@example.com
Down & Dromore – Julie Currie; firstname.lastname@example.org
Connor – Jill Hamilton; jill@connor.
Kilmore, Elphin & Ardagh – Mrs Joanne Quill; email@example.com
Tuam, Killala and Achonry – Rev Jennifer McWhirter; firstname.lastname@example.org
Dublin & Glendalough – Rev Baden Stanley; email@example.com
Meath & Kildare – Rev Janice Aiton; firstname.lastname@example.org
Cashel, Ferns & Ossory – Rev James Mulhall
Cork, Cloyne & Ross – Rev Elaine Murray
Limerick, Ardfert & Killaloe – Rev Jane Galbraith; email@example.com
Children’s Ministry Consultant – Tammi Peek; firstname.lastname@example.org
CIYD Representative – Amy McCrea; email@example.com
Sunday School Society Representative – Lynn Storey; firstname.lastname@example.org
Board of Education NI – Mr Peter Hamill; email@example.com
Board of Education RI – Dr Ken Fennelly; firstname.lastname@example.org