Essence – a network of leaders in the Diocese of Down & Conor passionate about our faith and getting creative planning events for Young Adults to encounter Christ, grow in faith, build relationships and get busy influencing the church for their generation.

Creating sacred and social spaces where young adults can move their faith out from the margins onto main stage

Don’t spectate – participate!

Whether you’re a musician, technician, teacher, set designer, baker, administrator come get involved (make a contribution) serving or showcasing your talent.

Apologies everyone we have had to cancel the Easter Essence Event due to unforeseen circumstances.

Registration forms can be obtained from leaders of any of the collaborating groups – (See list below)

So if you want to be part of something new & innovative, enjoy good music, want to explore your faith, hang out with friends and make new ones ……

Essence is for you!!! – Each evening includes

1) Meet & Mingle

2) The Message

3) Music, Conversation & Refreshments


Young Adults

(17-25yr olds)


7:30pm – 11pm,

28th March 2015


St. Annes Parish Hall,

Kingsway, Finaghy, Belfast, BT10 0NE

If you can’t do great things, do little things with great love

If you can’t do them with great love, do them with a little love

If you can’t do them with a little love, do them anyway

Love Grows when people serve

― Quote by  Mother Teresa-

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Essence Members

Essence events are made up of a group of like minded organisation with the same vision.

The present network of groups so far Include:

Living Youth NI, Queens Catholic Chaplaincy, Youth Initiatives, Clonard Youth Ministry, St. Louie House, Cast Ireland/Ministries, Youth 2000, Focolare, Search Group North Belfast, The Well Prayer Group Lagmore Parish, Down & Conor Youth Team, Down & Connor Folk Group & University Christian Outreach(UCO)

  • Cast
  • CCQ
  • CYM
  • DCF
  • DCYT
  • Focolare
  • Living Youth
  • Search
  • TheWell
  • UCO Belfast
  • YI
  • Youth2000