Mission Statement / Aims and Objectives

Our children and young people need to know that they are valued and therefore our aim is to support parents and parish clergy and congregations to make Jesus Christ and the love of God relevant to children and young people growing up in what is often a confusing world. We hope to achieve this with a light touch and in such a way that parents of non-Church of Ireland children are happy to allow their children to come along to events and activities with their friends.


Children’s and Youth Ministry Co-Ordinator

The role of the Children’s and Youth Co-Ordinator is to co-ordinate the planning, development, training and administration of Children’s and Youth Ministry in the Diocese through liaising with the Bishop, clergy, Sunday School teachers and parents to offer some training opportunities to meet the practical and spiritual needs of our youngest members.  The Co-ordinator also sits on the Children’s Ministry Network.


Revd Jennifer McWhirter
096 60829
085 8778650


Youth Officer

The role of the Youth Officer is to liaise with the Youth Co-ordinator in the planning of children’s and youth events in the diocese and to run these events with help from a team of dedicated volunteers. The Youth Officer helps run two youth groups which meet regularly in the diocese – DIG Group, which meets in Westport and SPLASH Group which meets in Rathbarron. The Youth Officer also sits on the Church of Ireland Youth Council.


Mr Steve Brickenden
087 6961329