Job Advert: Youth and Children’s Officer

The Diocese of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh

Youth and Children’s Officer

A Diocese seeking to be Christ-Centred, Character Building, Community Transforming

The Bishop of Kilmore wishes to appoint a Diocesan Youth and Children’s Coordinators based in Longford town in the Eastern area of the diocese.

Key Tasks

  • To nurture and foster Christian faith development in children and young people.
  • To train, support and encourage youth and children’s leaders and volunteers.
  • To build relationships with clergy and youth and children’s leaders in order to discern individual Parish group needs.
  • To work with the Diocesan Youth Council and Children’s Ministry Network Co-Ordinator to pioneer Diocesan events.
  • To develop schools work in National Schools throughout the diocese.

For further information please contact

Mrs Sarah Taylor (Diocesan Administrator)


By email to request an application pack.

Applications close at 4pm on Friday 8th June 2018

CIYD Day of Prayer for Young People

The Church of Ireland Youth Department are holding a Day of Prayer for Young People and Youth Ministry on Sunday the 11th February. Parishes across the island will be organising events and services to pray for the needs of young people and for the you the leaders and ministries that serve them.

» Click HERE for resources to help you organise these events.



SPEAKERS: Tash Creaney 24/7 Prayer



COST: €50 Includes all meals (good food in abundance), luxury accommodation, use of spa, gym, swimming pool, sauna, etc… TOO GOOD TO MISS!

» Click here to download PDF Flyer & Form

KEA CLANN: Youth Internships

At yKEA we are now recruiting for youth internships across the diocese. Clann is the Irish word for family and we are seeking to grow our yKEA family. Our internships are an opportunity to grow as a disciple in Christ’s clann, to lead youth work in a local parish clann and to facilitate ministry across our yKEA Clann. If you’re interested in taking a year out to build God’s kingdom in rural Ireland, then KEA Clann might be for you…

Equipping you to live as a disciple of Christ. Interns will meet together weekly for teaching and training. Additionally there will be one residential weekend per term for interns. You will also be mentored, coached and invested in by local church leaders.

Empowering you to lead youth ministry within a local parish placement in rural Ireland; planning programs, schools work, training and support for volunteers etc.

Releasing you to serve and lead across the diocese and further afield. Interns will work together to deliver diocesan events and participate in summer programs. There will also be the opportunity to go on an overseas mission trip (optional and self funded).

Who? The internship is open to young adults aged 18-30 who have made a commitment to follow Christ and are passionate about youth ministry.

Where? Interns are assigned a placement church within the Dioceses of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh.

Costs? The parish placement church provides interns with accommodation and work expenses ie travel, program budget. Interns also receive a small monthly allowance from yKEA toward living costs. Additionally we suggest that interns seek some monthly financial support from their home church. The optional overseas mission trip is self funded but this can include fundraising at home or during placement.

How do I apply? Download and complete the KEA Clann application form: KEA CLANN APPLICATION FORM  or contact Hannah for an application pack (see below). Upon completion of an application there is then an interview process and we endeavour to contact applicants about the outcome as soon as possible. Those who are accepted onto the internship are expected to complete the Church of Ireland Safeguarding Trust training and be garda vetted before beginning their placement.

For more info about KEA Clann please contact Hannah O’Neill (Diocesan Youth and Children’s Co-ordinator)
PHONE Ireland: 0874584667 UK: 07999657000 OR EMAIL

To equip God’s people to do His work and build up the body of Christ. Ephesians 4:12

Thy Kingdom Come

yKea, the Youth organisation of the Diocese of Kilmore, Elpin and Ardagh are currently on a week long prayer road trip around the Diocese. The initiative is a response to Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby’s invitation to Christians across the world to pray between Ancension Day and Pentecost. “In praying ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ we all commit to playing our part in the renewal of the nations and the transformation of communities” – Archbiship Justin Welby.

yKEA have been out and about doing prayer walks, school assemblies, meeting with and praying for church leaders and gathering people to pray.

‘In doing this road trip we’ve had a desire to provide opportunities for churches across backgrounds to unite in prayer. We’ve been really encouraged by people’s responses to prayer and are expectant for what fruit God will continue to produce from these partnerships. We have a longing to seek God’s face and ask Him to pour out His Spirit on our land once again. Everywhere we go we ask God to bless the places, churches and the people of the towns and villages across the diocese’ says Hannah O’Neill, who along with Marian Edwards have spearheaded this initiative.


Join the yKEA team at any of the remaining prayer and worship events in the diocese. They take place each evening at 8pm:


  • Thursday 1 June – Core, Roscommon
  • Friday 2 June – Calry Parish, Sligo


To finish there are two nationwide beacon events organised by 24-7 Prayer Ireland:


  • Saturday 3 June, St Anne’s Cathedral Belfast, 7.30pm
  • Sunday 4 June, St Catherine’s Church Dublin, 7.30pm


Please do come along to these events, which are open to everyone of all ages throughout the diocese. Prayer works and as we unite in prayer we will see God move in our churches and in our land.


To find out more about the global wave of prayer visit: