This years Dublin conference will take place on Saturday 14th November in St. Andrew's College, Booterstown. .

Our Keynote speaker will be Julie Currie, the Children's Development Officer for Down & Dromore & we have 10 fantastic seminars to choose from!

For more information, forms to download, seminar timetable, take a look on the Facebook page Building Blocks

There is also a black & white version of our booking form for you to download and print off.

Looking forward to seeing you all there.


It's coming: Saturday Night Live, a worship event for young people across the diocese of Down and Dromore!

Starting with a Christmas extravaganza, with festive food, fun, music and a look at Kingdom Culture' at Christmas!!

Excited? I am!! - contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you're excited too or sign up for the event on Facebook here

Date for your diary . . . Saturday 5th December 2015 |7:30pm |St Finnians Parish Church


Every School in Northern Ireland a prayed-for school . . .  that is the hope and vision of Pray for Schools.

The hope and vision is to mobilise Christians to support their school communities through prayer.

You can do this through starting a group to pray regularly for your local school; having schools prayer as a focus for your church or praying as an individual for a school near you.

There are 1,187 schools in Northern Ireland (DENI 2014), and the vision for Pray for Schools  is to see each one of them prayed for by their community in or surrounding the school. There are a small number of schools already being prayed for around Northern Ireland.

If you or your church is interested in praying for your local school and would like more information This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A date for your diary: Pray Day for schools 17th November 2015  . . .  If you would like to know more and how to get involved Click here



Jigsaw Sunday School Curriculum

Our children’s work is growing and Diocesan Children’s Officer, Julie Currie, has just launched a brand new Sunday School curriculum called ‘Jigsaw – Connecting God’s Big Picture’. The programme has been 18 months in development and has been adopted by 27 parishes around the diocese. Available free to Down and Dromore parishes, the Jigsaw programme contains all the material needed for leaders to run a full year of Sunday School and can be used across a variety of church contexts.“Jigsaw is the result of a lot of research and we have tried to build in the best aspects of other programmes we looked at,” says Julie. “We’re aiming to produce a 6 year curriculum in two 3–year cycles repeated from a slightly different angle, so that by the time our kids leave primary school they are well grounded in the Bible. The material uses teaching, memory verses, prayers and activities that will make up the bigger picture of God’s love and His plan for our lives.”

This is the pilot year and Julie is very much collaborating with the Sunday Schools who are giving feedback via Facebook and Pinterest, such as this comment after week two: 

“We started last week with an introduction to the programme and today had our first full blown Sunday school. We really enjoyed using the materials and I loved the fact it was all planned already. Thank you so much for devising this all for busy leaders”

If you would like more information about using Jigsaw with your Sunday School then please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in the diocesan office.

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