Welcome from Bishop George Davison
The place of children and their families in the life of the Christian church has been central since Jesus himself brought a child into the midst of the Apostles and told them “Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me….” (Mark 9:37 NIV). The church just hasn’t always remembered that lesson as well as we should!
The Board for Ministry with Children & Families passionately believes that children and those who care for them should be at the heart of the life of every parish community in the Church of Ireland. We hope that this website will serve as an encouragement and a resource place for those who share that vision and work. Here you will find ideas and inspiration as well as details of resources and training. Don’t hesitate to be in touch if we can help!
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.
We are excited to provide vibrant and practical resources for your ministry with Children and Families. Our aim is to support and enable each parish across the island of Ireland to engage with families and children in their community in a relevant and impactful way, to develop lasting relationships and to encourage faith formation within the home setting as well as within the church. We see our relationship with families as being one of partnership – where the Church is a source of inspiration, care and acceptance for all ages of the family unit.