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; firstname.lastname@example.org
Centrally: Lydia Monds; email@example.com
Armagh – Rev Barry Paine; firstname.lastname@example.org
Clogher – Frances Boyd; email@example.com
Derry & Raphoe – Archdeacon David Huss; firstname.lastname@example.org
Down & Dromore – Julie Currie; email@example.com
Connor – Jill Hamilton; jill@connor.
Kilmore, Elphin & Ardagh – Mrs Joanne Quill; firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuam, Killala and Achonry – Rev Jennifer McWhirter; email@example.com
Dublin & Glendalough – Rev Baden Stanley; firstname.lastname@example.org
Meath & Kildare – Rev Janice Aiton; email@example.com
Cashel, Ferns & Ossory – Rev James Mulhall
Cork, Cloyne & Ross – Rev Elaine Murray
Limerick, Ardfert & Killaloe – Rev Jane Galbraith; firstname.lastname@example.org
Children’s Ministry Consultant – Tammi Peek; email@example.com
CIYD Representative – Amy McCrea; firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday School Society Representative – Lynn Storey; email@example.com
Board of Education NI – Mr Peter Hamill; firstname.lastname@example.org
Board of Education RI – Dr Ken Fennelly; email@example.com