Introducing David Brown - our Youth & Children's Development Officer

contact David at or 07557 655860

David is married to Wendy with two young adult children (Tom, 20) and Poppy (17), and has been in Christian Youth ministry since 1992 after graduating from the University of Ulster in Youth and Community work. 
David’s career/ministry has included work with the Corrymeela Community, as the Archbishop of Canterbury’s
Youth Advisor, and from 2002 to 2013 as the Director of the Church of Ireland Youth Department.
Latterly David has worked as the Lay Training Co-ordinator for the Church of Ireland Theological Institute.
He brings extensive youth and children’s experience to this role with Armagh Diocese but is keen to point out
that the “L” plates are back on with much to learn! 
Alongside family and work commitments, David is a keen cyclist, loves skiing and an avid Ulster and
Ireland Rugby supporter. By his own admission he is a “coffee snob” when it comes to a decent Cappuccino!


An introductory video from David - Oct 17:


Update video from from David - May 18:



Up & Coming Events

There are a number of exciting events coming up for youth and children's leaders across the Diocese.
Grab your diary or mobile or tablet and make a note of these dates.

"The Big BBQ" 

Slides from David Brown's workshops:
1. Handling Conflict.

2. Building and motivating teams.

"Afternoon Tea"
A Youth and Children's ministry resource fair. September 22nd 2018, 11am to 3pm. St Mark's Parish (Crozier) Hall, Armagh.
Not to be missed. Food, resources, Christian agencies and networks to meet, workshops for youth and children's leaders (and one Archbishop) all promise to deliver our annual resource fair. Cost £5.00 per person. 

To book in email

"Start of Term Prayer Service"
September 6th 2018, 4.15pm for refreshements with Service at 5pm. St Mark's Parish Church, Armagh.
We warmly invite all teachers and educational support staff to this special event. The guest spaker will be David Manning, former Head Teacher, Strathern School, Belfast

To book in click here

"Mental Health First Aid Certificate".
Armagh Youth and Children are delighted to announce that in partnership with the Southern Health Trust, the recognized Mental Health First Aid certificate will be delivered for youth and children's leaders, Clergy, Youth workers and members of Parish based pastoral care teams. There are only 20 places available and it is required that participants commit to the four training evenings being held at Drumglass Parish, Dungannon. There is a small cost of £5.00 per head for the training.

Dates. Monday 1st October, 8th of October, 15th October, 22nd of October. 7pm to 9.30pm.

To book email me at


AYAC Weekend, Murlough House, Dundrum, Fri 12th to Sun 14th October 2018.
Sure to be a great weekend! Please click here for a Booking Form and full information.
Participants need to be accompanied by a leader from their respective parish / youth group, and registered as a leader under the Parish’s Safeguarding Trust records.



Wrap up of recent Youth & Children's events across the Diocese

(please click on the title links)

Louth Resource & Information morning

Big Breakfast Castlecaulfield

Big Breakfast Mullavilly

Easter Dawn Service

Leading from Deep


Resources & useful website links

"I Believe" - Confirmation Resource

Reading the Bible with "Fuel"


Play it by Ear Drama

Play it by Ear Handout

Connor Diocese "Ripple"

"Roots" worship & learning resources

Scripture Union

Summer Madness

Urban Saints

Youth for Christ