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SPRED is a Parish based group that gathers together to form a community of friendship and faith with other Parishioners who have special needs.


SPRED Special Religious Education


Group Aims – To Share the Faith

                         To Share Friendship

                         To Share the Word of God

Membership Criteria – Friends (formally known as friends with learning difficulties) must be approximately 10 Years Old to join the Group.


Dates/Venues of Meetings – Volunteer preparation takes place on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month. Total Community session takes place on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month. Meetings held in Drumcree Community Centre (Ashgrove Road, Portadown)


Structure of Meetings – The group gathers to form a community of Friendship and faith with other parishioners who have special needs. The group meets fortnightly to share in fun activities and listen to the Word of God around a particular theme. The use of a symbol is central to the method. Meetings conclude with a friendship meal together. In the intervening weeks, volunteers meet to prepare the following week's session.


Links – www.spred.org  (WorldWide)

              www.spred.ie (Ireland)


Contact - Francis Hagan: 028 3839 2568