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Sam Donoghue

About Sam Donoghue

Sam Donoghue is Head of Children and Youth for the Diocese of London, a keen cyclist and a supporter of Everton FC.

Sam Donoghue / 21 May 2020

Family fun: Using films to open conversations about God

Sam Donoghue explains how films can facilitate fun discussions with your family about God and make links with stories we find in the Bible.


Sam Donoghue / 29 April 2020

Lectio Divina with your family

Sam Donoghue explains an activity for you and your family, combining Bible reading with craft. 


Sam Donoghue / 15 April 2020

Bedtime prayers

Sam Donoghue describes easy ways you can keep this special prayer time with your children. 


Sam Donoghue / 26 March 2020

Children at home: Good stories with good questions

Our head of children and youth, Sam Donoghue, gives some tips on Biblical storytelling with your children.


Sam Donoghue / 9 March 2020

Praying for parking spaces

When you’re driving around the busy car park of the local supermarket, would you pray for a parking space? What would a child do?


Sam Donoghue / 28 November 2019

Capital Youth 2019-20: Looking back and ahead

Sam Donoghue, Head of Children and Youth Ministry Support, reflects on a year of activity for Capital Youth and what’s coming up in 2020.


Sam Donoghue / 27 August 2019

Recruiting and keeping volunteers

Sam Donoghue gives some tips to help you develop a recruiting culture and build a team that will engage long term.


How can we better manage the behaviour of the kids in our group?
Sam Donoghue / 31 July 2019

Three top tips on managing behaviour

The children’s team get asked a lot about how to manage the behaviour of a Sunday or midweek group. Here are Sam’s top three tips to set you on your way.


Sam Donoghue / 17 July 2019

Urban life for young people and the church’s role

Sam Donoghue shares his experience of joining the Bishop of London on a visit to the Urban Hope youth centre in Islington.


Children at St Paul's Cathedral
Sam Donoghue / 13 March 2019

Creating space

Sometimes we can fill our sessions with activity, so much so that we don’t allow time for children, young people and families space to process and respond to what God is saying to them. Sam Donoghue explores how can make that space.


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