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Drumcliffe Centre of Mission 

Launched in September 2017, the Drumcliffe Centre of Mission is a partnership between Church Army and the Diocese of Kilmore Elphin and Ardagh, which aims to develop evangelism, mission and fresh expressions of church in the local area. It is led by Isaac Hanna and Alan Williamson. Drumcliffe is the site of an historic monastery established by St. Columcille (St. Columba) over 1400 years ago which provided a springboard for the evangelisation of Scotland and other parts of Europe. The Centre of Mission draws inspiration from the past to inspire the future. It aims to be a focal point for outreach both to people living in the West of Ireland and to the many visitors to the area. Issac Hanna says: "we hope to develop innovative ways of being church that are relevant to people’s needs as well as being involved in the revitalisation of more traditional forms of church. We aim to act as a resource to the wider diocese in terms of evangelism, mission and fresh expressions of church using Church Army's Xplore Programme as well as delivering other forms of ministry training. My vision is for the Drumcliffe Centre of Mission to be a hub for people to have transformative, life-changing encounters with God, build eternal relationships and be equipped to live life to the full."

Carolyn Kinsman, 13/06/2017

North Belfast Centre of Mission 

The North Belfast Centre of Mission was launched in September 2015 and is led by Karen Webb and Stephen Whitten. It is based on the Shankill Road and reaches out to the community around the greater Shankill area through: schools ministry, including leading assemblies and after-school clubs; engaging with the local churches to see how they can best help the community and support the clergy in their mission and evangelism; monthly prayer walks; street outreach; partnering with Christians Against Poverty to run a Job Club and Life Skills courses; partnering with Transfroming Lives for Good to run one-to-one coaching for children who are at risk of exclusion from school and becoming a Baby Basics hub for the area. You can read the latest updates from Karen and Stephen in their October 2017 newsletter.

Carolyn Kinsman, 09/06/2017

Tuam Centre of Mission

Emma Rodrigues runs our Tuam Centre of Mission based in Ballina. It was launched in April 2016 and since it's inception Emma and her family have been building bridges and listening to the community in Ballina, connecting with parents, families, children and youth and showing the community that the churches are involved in helping and caring for those in need. They run a weekly Futsal (Brazilian indoor football) class and are involved in building relationship with the local Muslim and Traveller communities. Over the summer months they run weekly sessions providing children’s ministry with games, puppets, drama, crafts and music. Emma is also a director of MABS (Money, Advice and Budgeting Service) and she also helps out at the local Mental Health Recovery/Training Centre. They are currently looking for a building to run a “drop in” centre and would like to get a  bus to travel around the the different housing estates. You can read more about Tuan Centre of Mission in their latest newsletter.

Carolyn Kinsman, 07/06/2017