St. Andrews Youth Group

Youth News


Our Mission———We believe in taking the faith of our church into the community by planting the seeds of Christianity into all children and youth we meet. We realise this, through arranging talks, events and sharing  our faith story to all those around us in schools, assemblies and anywhere we are invited to go to spread the faith.  


Planned Activities

Messy Church will take place on the 1st Sunday night of each month from 6:30pm -8pm. This programme is for the whole family to come and worship together.

Each night is a themed night. We have crafts, celebration time (worship) and end with tea together in fellowship.


Sunday Programmes for our Youth and Children.


Children’s Church is on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays of each month at the 11:30am service

All Age Communion Service at 11:30am for youth on the 2nd Sunday of each month.

Toddler Service on the 3rd Sunday of each month at 10:30am

All Age Service is held on the 4th Sunday of each month 11:30am


Kids Club for all primary school kids takes place every Friday after school 2:40pm – 3:30pm

We have a time of games, stories and snack. All children are welcome!


North Dublin Church of Ireland Youth Groups  

The Youth Groups will combine to do activities together once a month. 

I would like to thank Elke Koker Youth worker at Howth Parish and Revd Lesley Robison Rector from Clontarf Parish for supporting the initiative to bring our young people together on a monthly basis. I very much look forward to working with Elke and Lesley during the coming months.  Activities planned are as follows:


Youth and families from the 3 parishes will be worshiping together at Clontarf Parish Church on the 2nd Sunday of each month at 6pm. 


North Dublin Youth Group’s all nighter hosted by Howth Youth Group will take place on 26th Sept. from 7pm until 7am the following morning. We will have a BBQ, activities on the beach, games, movies and much more. 


Anois – Risk Takers for all Youth in Secondary Education to explore the adventures of young superheroes of the Bible will take place on 24th-26th October at Wilson’s Hospital School Multyfarnham. Alex Brown, Scripture Union, Isle of Man will be the main speaker and Mark Ferguson will lead the worship.

All youth are welcome to go to this event. If you wish to attend please contact me asap.


North Dublin Youth Group’s worship, games and food evening hosted by Malahide Youth will take place at St. Andrews Parish Centre on 28th Nov. from 7pm until 9pm.

North Dublin Youth Group’s fun night will be held on 12th Dec. 7pm – 9:30pm Bowling/climbing wall, etc.. More information coming soon!


Confirmation Classes will commence in St. Andrews Church on Sunday nights in October. Any young person over 14years who is interested in getting confirmed should contact Rev. Norman Gamble or myself as soon as possible.


Finally it has been my privilege to talk to the youth in Malahide Community school over the last two years. This coming year I have been invited to teach R.E. classes and lead assemblies at the school. I would like to thank John Mangan, the school chaplain, for inviting me each year.

May God bless all of the Children and Teachers at the school as the new year starts. 



Jamie Heffelfinger, Parish Youth Worker St. Andrews Parish Malahide 

Tel. (087)936-3182 or email Youth News