In June 2018, staff, volunteers and congregation said a fond farewell to the Superintendent of 11 years, Rev Richard Johnston. Rev Johnston has moved to pastures new after a challenging and fulfilling time at BCM and Grosvenor Hall congregation.
Gloria Hunniford was the guest of honour at a special event on 11 May to launch our new flagship project, Copelands Dementia, Nursing and Residential Care which will be situated between Donaghadee and Millisle.
Due to open early 2020, the home will comprise six households, each with 10 residents. The aim is to provide the best possible care to frail older people, including those living with dementia.
Following the success of their first visit to Kirk House last year, children (aged 3-5 years) from BCM's Puddleducks Day Nursery were excited to join their new friends for a second morning of fun and activities. But it wasn't just the children who were looking forward to it! The residents were delighted to once again welcome the children to their home and to enjoy sharing in their energy and zest for life.
We have already shared a story about the group of young people from Housing Support, Dungannon Project who were handing out warm packs to rough sleepers in Belfast some time ago. This time this amazing group came to Grosvenor Hall to help with serving the food to older people at our Wednesday Lunch Club. What's more, one of the young people brought his guitar and sang a couple of songs, including one that he composed himself.
On behalf of everybody at Belfast Central Mission we would like to thank all our supporters for yet another year of your invaluable support and involvement in the Christmas Support Programme.
We are really grateful for your commitment and for all the warm words we have heard about BCM.
Thanks to your generosity BCM was able to distribute 3240 toy and gift parcels this year. It is priceless to see the happiness of our service users who turn to us for help at this stressful time of the year.