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Ministry Snapshots

  • Main Ministry

    Scripture Union Ireland is a movement that consists of approximately 12 staff and 300 volunteers. Our vision is to support churches, parishes and partners to be missional in their area. Our field ministries team facilitate work with young people in schools, youth clubs and through retreats and camps at our retreat centre Ovoca Manor where we also facilitate Christian conferences, youth groups. Our resources team develop distribute world class resources such as NUA & NUA:Origins which are used in Schools, youth clubs and churches all over Ireland and all over the world.

  • Internships

    If you are you looking for something new, different and exciting and want first-hand experience in dynamic youth ministry our internship programme may be for you. Click here for more details.

Contact Details

  • Ovoca Manor

    Co. Wicklow
    Y14 TE27


    • Leadership

      Chairperson: Alison Gill

      National Leader: Gareth Lynch

      Leadership team: Gareth Lynch

      Leadership team: Jonny Somerville

      Leadership team: Darren Bourke

      Leadership team: Sharon Lynch

    • Field Ministry Team

      Field Ministries Leader (inc. Camps and Schools): Darren Bourke

      FM Ministry Support Worker: Mark Murray

      FM Ministry Support Worker: Sarah Campbell

    • Resources & Communications Team

      Resources & Communication Leader (inc. NUA and NUA: Origins): Jonny Somerville

      Resources Support: Sharon Lynch

      Church Relations Officer: Jim Donnan

    • Administrators

      SU Administrator/Finances: Shiromi Liyanage

      Field Ministries Administrator: Andrew Wynne

      Vetting & Volunteer Administrator: Erica Anderson

    • Ovoca Manor Operations Team

      Ovoca Manor Operations: Sharon Lynch

      Centre Assistant: Mark Browne

      Accommodation Assistant: Linda Murphy

      Catering: Catherine Wheatley

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  • Population


  • Religions

    Roman Catholic 87.4%, Church of Ireland 2.9%, Other Christian 1.9%, Other 2.1%, Unspecified 1.5%, None 4.2%

  • Population under 15


  • Official languages

    English and Gaelic