The annual Cork Diocesan Youth Council (CDYC) leaders’ weekend took place in the Quality Hotel, Clonakilty from Friday 27th to Sunday 29th January.
Steve Grasham, newly appointed to the role of Regional Development worker for the Church of Ireland Youth Department, covering the south of Ireland, led sessions on the importance of youth groups, how to develop a youth programme, different models of youth ministry and how to engage young people in the programme. Simon Henry, National Youth Officer was also present and spoke about what the Church of Ireland Youth Department (CIYD) is doing in developing youth ministry across the Church. It was a great time of sharing and learning.
On Saturday evening clergy from the area were invited to join the group for dinner. On Sunday morning the group attended morning worship in Kilgarriffe Church.