We are the chaplaincy team for the YMCAs in Ireland. We have launched our new Chaplaincy Programme seeking to support our Dublin, Cork and Newcastle centres.

We are piloting a new training programme to place chaplains in three of our centres. We started training 6 participants this autumn with the sessions running through February. We have just accepted our first set of volunteer chaplains for the centres. They will begin their new role in March.

We look forward to this new role helping to further support our staff, volunteers, young people, service users and local communities.

Get in touch with Anne Baenziger, our National Coordinating Chaplain at

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We are the YMCA’s volunteer team of chaplains here in Ireland.

Anne Baenziger

Anne Baenziger

National Coordinating Chaplain

Anne moved to Dublin from the States in 2013. She's been leading Breathe, a pioneer ministry of the Methodist Church in Ireland and from 2013-2020 she developed & facilitated a youth leadership programme in Dublin schools with Innovista Ireland.
Since June 2020, she has taken on the new YMCA Ireland role of Coordinating Chaplain to develop our training and volunteer chaplaincy programme.