100 young people and leaders took part in the annual Connor takes the Castle weekend at Castlewellan Castle from September 8–10.
Play It By Ear, the Christian drama group, led sessions guiding the young people through what it means to encounter God, encouraging them to think about personal prayer, exploring the Bible and living in community with other believers as young Anglicans.
Chris Neilands and Ross Jonas of Play It By Ear performed dramas and taught God’s truth from their own experiences. The young people had opportunities to discuss issues and ask questions.
Praise was led by the band Wildfire for most of the weekend and Lee Boal and friends for the Friday night, with great opportunities to sing praise to God.
Many of the young people were involved aspects of the weekend, including Matthew who ran all visuals and audio, and Sara, Giselle and Sophie who hosted an hour as a Connor Youth Forum takeover!
On the Saturday afternoon the young people took part in a massive maze challenge at Castlewellan Peace Maze, and earlier in the day they prepared their own dramas for a ‘Connor’s Got Talent’ event. Saturday ended with a rave in the cellar with DJ Billy Fyffe.
Diocesan Youth Officer Christina Baillie said: ‘To all the young people, thank you! To all the leaders, thank you! To all the vestries and clergy who supported the groups coming, thank you!’
For further information please contact:
Mrs Karen Bushby
Diocesan Communications Officer, Connor
Church of Ireland House
61–67 Donegall Street
028 9082 8874
Via:: Church of Ireland