Giving Tree Helps Local Children at Christmas

The Giving Tree, a cross-community initiative run by Belfast Central Mission (BCM) and the Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) will again be in Marks and Spencer in Donegall Place this Christmas from Monday 30 November to Saturday 12 December.

BCM Christmas Appeal 2015

As one seasonal element of our community work in BCM we provide and coordinate the distribution of presents for children as well as food parcels for families, older people and vulnerable young parents.  Most of these items are donated by individuals, schools, churches and staff in local businesses. 

105 Years Young!

Kirk House resident Mrs Sadie Norris celebrated her 105th birthday at the weekend with her friends, family and neighbours.  Sadie and her twin sister May Porter were born in Belfast in 1910 when King Edward VII was on the throne and the Titanic had yet to be launched.  Sadie has lived all her life in Northern Ireland and was Manageress in Thompsons shop on the Cregagh Road before getting married to Robert in July 1946.

Interplay Event at Grosvenor House - Finding the Sacred in the Ordinary

What do we notice in our daily life? How do we use information? What do we do with what we know?

Join us on Saturday 3rd October for this workshop led by Jenny and Peter Batten using Interplay forms of movement, story, voice and stillness to explore creative potential.

Volunteering opportunities

BCM is looking for keen volunteers with a knowledge of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to dedicate 2 hours of their time on Thursday nights to help run a youth group for 11-14 year old with ASD, where we provide a supportive environment for young adolescents with ASD to develop their self-esteem, interpersonal skills & social opportunities through group work, role plays, games, activities and outings.

Reminiscence Project Exhibition at Kirk House

Thank you all for joining us and making that day special. The updated total raised is £390.70! All the money will go towards Kirk House Garden Fund.

A special thank you to Sammy Gordon and Susan for working so hard to hold this exhibition. Many thanks to all the staff at Kirk House for helpipng out on the day. 
The photos below represent the uniqueness of the memorabilia, posters and photos displayed.

Kirk House Reminiscence Exhibition

Kirk House resident Sammy Gordon has been working hard along with Susan, a BCM volunteer on a Reminiscence project.

Listen to the interview: 'The Archers' come to Ards!

You can now listen to Felicity's interview with Joanne on the St Martin-in-the-Fields Charity website.

An exciting day recently for our young people's project in Newtownards as Joanne was interviewed by Felicity Finch (better known as Ruth Archer from the BBC Radio 4 programme, The Archers).

Kirk House wins Gold!


Celebrations are taking place in Kirk House Residential Home after they won the Gold Award in Dementia Design for their newly adapted wing, Memory Lane. Providing high quality dementia care, Memory Lane provides accommodation where residents with dementia can live safely and with dignity.

Thank You to BCM's Dedicated Volunteers

BCM's volunteers got together recently for a tour of the Crumlin Road Goal followed by a special celebration lunch at Grosvenor House to say thank you for all their support during the year.

Janet Sewell, BCM’s Community Services Manager said, “The volunteers make my work special.  They humble you with their positive attitude and how they give of their time so freely.  They make such a difference to so many peoples’ lives.”