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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 / 22 November 2013

Cafés that don’t sell coffee and recruiting volunteers

How and when should you recruit volunteers? Sam Donoghue recommends being proactive and not waiting until crisis strikes.

Sam Donoghue / 18 October 2013

Kensington Area Conference: Excelling in Children’s Ministry

The Bishop of Kensington hosted over a hundred children’s workers looking at how to excel in their ministry. Here is a report from the day.

Sam Donoghue / 3 October 2013

Are Spanish restaurants the future of Children’s Ministry?

What can we learn about welcoming children from a restaurant in Spain?

Sam Donoghue / 24 July 2013

Doubling the number of our young people

Doubling the number of young people involved in our local Christian communities could sound ridiculous. But then you get thinking. And then you start to wonder if we could do actually this…

Sam Donoghue / 28 June 2013

How can we teach children the un-teachable?

How do we teach children about a God who is beyond understanding? Sam Donoghue argues the answer is to facilitate encounter with Him not education about him.

Sam Donoghue / 26 June 2013

What will we do with the grown ups?

All age services are a brilliant way of putting children at the heart of a faith community but have we thought enough of the adults?

Sam Donoghue / 11 April 2013

Boring, biscuits, boring (part two)

Meaning, community and God. More parts of the antidote to boring church.

Sam Donoghue / 28 March 2013

Boring, boring, boring, biscuits, boring, boring…

When we ask children what was bad about our church services, the word we most heard was ‘boring’. What’s the solution to this?

Sam Donoghue / 12 March 2013

New funding to set up Girls’ Brigade groups

Girls’ Brigade is an excellent tool for churches to use to reach out to their community.

Sam Donoghue / 26 February 2013


Sam Donoghue visits ‘Lunch’ – cooking lunch in the holidays for children on free school meals.

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