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Posted on Aug 3, 2016 in News & Events

Upcoming Children’s Ministry Trainings with Martyn Payne – September 2016

September holds real treats for EVERYONE involved in children’s ministry.  Martyn Payne from BRF will be joining us in different locations to run trainings in Bible Story Telling and in All Age Worship.  Martin has been a huge hit any time he has visited Ireland, bringing inspiration and vitality to even the simplest retellings of Bible Stories.  You cannot leave one of his workshops without taking away invaluable ideas for your context.  For more information click here Children’s Ministry Training Leaflet or see below:


Bible Story Telling Workshops:

This session will introduce a host of practical tools and techniques that will equip leaders to be able to lift Bible stories off the page and into the hearts and minds of your children’s groups or all-age congregations. Leaders will feel inspired and equipped for their own context, be it Sunday Clubs, services or other ministry among children.

Monday 12th September: 7.30 – 9.30pm

War Memorial Hall, Rathfarnham Road, Terenure, Dublin 6W (beside the rectory)


Wednesday 14th September; 7.30 – 9.30pm

Belvoir Parish Church, Dunseverick Avenue, Belfast


Thursday 15th September: 7.30 – 9.30pm

Omagh Methodist Church Hall, Beside St Columba’s Church Hall (CofI), Church Street, Omagh (please park in the Church of Ireland car park)


To book a place contact:

Dublin: Rev Ruth O’Kelly; 086 0813126;

Belfast and Omagh: Peter Hamill/Claire Geoghegan, Board of Education: 028 9082 8860:


Events are free – there will be a retiring collection.


‘The Challenge of All Age Worship‘ workshops

(for clergy and worship leaders)

A growing body of current research has affirmed the importance of intergenerational faith sharing and nurture within a church. In this session Martyn Payne will explore this thinking and the biblical rationale for the all-age approach, offering practical advice and sharing stories and ideas from his work with Messy Church team of the Bible Reading Fellowship (BRF).

Tuesday 13th September: 10.30 – 1.00pm

Church of Ireland Theological Institute, Braemor Park, Dublin


Wednesday 14th September: 10.30 – 1.00pm

St Patrick’s Parish Hall, Jordanstown Road, Jordanstown


Friday 16th September: 10.30 – 1.00pm

St Columba’s Parish Hall, Church Street, Omagh


To book a place contact:

Dublin: Lydia Monds, Sunday School Society for Ireland; 01 4125610;


Belfast and Omagh: Peter Hamill/Claire Geoghegan, Board of Education: 028 9082 8860:


Events are free – there will be a retiring collection