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Richard's Ramblings

Here it is almost Christmas again.  I have just seen a Facebook post reminding me it is only 3.5 weeks to go.  This year seems to have disappeared at an astounding rate, and yet the statement I heard a little while ago about the fact that time travels at the same rate from one year to the next challenges me about why it all seems to pass so quickly.

Belfast Lord Mayor Launches 15th Year of Giving Tree Partnership

Belfast’s Lord Mayor Councillor Nichola Mallon was in Marks & Spencer Belfast to launch the 15th year of the ‘Giving Tree’, a cross-community initiative run by Belfast Central Mission (BCM) and the Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP).  The ‘Giving Tree’ gives members of the public an opportunity to donate a toy or gift for local children with the gifts being divided equally between SVP and BCM before being distributed to families in the weeks leading up to Christmas.  Shoppers choose a tag from the ‘Giving Tree’ to whom they

Christmas Appeal 2014

Last year BCM distributed over 3.070 toy parcels and 1,650 food parcels to local families and older people in need.  

With redundancies continuing across the country and an increasing number of families facing a difficult festive period, BCM is hopeful that once again the general public will dig deep to donate food and toy items to help those in need.

Exhibition Launch at the Linen Hall Library

As part of BCM's 125th Anniversary celebrations the Linen Hall Library, Belfast is hosting an exhibition of BCM’s archive photographs, documents and artefacts.  On display are some of BCM’s early twentieth century Hogg images of life in the Belfast slums together with a variety of items representing BCM’s involvement in the life of the city. 

BCM's 4th Annual Conference

 ‘From Small Acorns Mighty Oak Trees Grow’

HELP! BCM's 125th Anniversary Celebrations Continue

BCM staff and congregation have taken part in a light-hearted music video as part of our continuing 125th anniversary celebrations!

This goes along with the other ways BCM is marking this important anniversary such as the publication of Through Changing Scenes, our archive exhibition at the Linen Hall Library and other activities yet to come!  To watch the video, please click here or on the link above.

Through Changing Scenes Exhibition

The Governors of the Linen Hall Library, Belfast will be hosting an exhibition of BCM Photographs, documents and artefacts to coincide with our 125th Anniversary celebrations. 

Through Changing Scenes commences on 22nd October and will conclude on the 29th November. 

On display will be some of the BCM archive's nationally important collection of early twentieth century Hogg images of life in the Belfast slums together with a variety of items representing BCM's involvement in the life of the city.

Read Our September In Focus

The September edition of BCM's In Focus newsletter is now availble.  Use the link below to download a copy to read about the EAGLE project, Newtownards Parents' Support and our forthcoming exhibition at the Linen Hall library.

Richard's Ramblings

Here it is July and this is the first Ramblings I have written this year.  I’m glad writing this was not a New Year’s resolution, or I would feel even more remorse over the lack of accomplishment!