Clogher Diocesan Youth Leaders Retreat
Clogher Diocesan Youth Leaders Retreat

Last weekend saw a gathering of Clogher Diocesan youth leaders in the new Cleenish Centre at Bellanaleck. The retreat leader was Helen Warnock, General Director of Scripture Union N.I. She had been asked to speak on growing as a youth leader and mentored others in youth leadership.

The retreat was attended by representatives from nine parishes within the diocese and took the form of interactive group sessions and time for personal reflection. Helen encouraged leaders to consider how they were doing as youth leaders and gave valuable insights into how youth leadership could be most effective.

The group enjoyed the peace and tranquillity of the newly completed Cleenish Centre and the warm hospitality of the centre manager and staff. All commented on how worthwhile it had been to take time out of busy schedules to stop, consider and learn about how they were leading youth and ways of becoming more effective.

Most of the group are now looking forward to returning to the Centre in November for two more residential weekends to complete their Open College Network Level 2 course in Youth Work run in conjunction with N.I. Youthlink.

Clogher Diocesan Youth Leaders and Helen Warnock outside the new Cleenish Centre Bellanaleck with from left the Rev. Kyle Hanlon (Chairman) and Joyce Clingan (Secretary) of the Diocesan Youth Council.