North Belfast Centre of Mission
The North Belfast Centre of Mission was launched in September 2015 and is based on the Shankill Road. It reaches out to the community around the greater Shankill area through: schools ministry; engaging with the local churches to see how they can best help the community and support them in their mission and evangelism; monthly prayer walks and street outreach.
Karen Webb Writes…
Our Baby Basics Project has continued to grow with an increasing number of agencies sending in referrals.
THE COST-OF-LIVING CRISIS HAS BEEN SO TOUGH ON PEOPLE. I’D SAY THERE’S BEEN A 30% INCREASE IN REFERRALS.
One girl told us she was keeping the heating on because of the baby, but she had no idea how she was going to pay.
We offer essential items such as a Moses basket, baby bath, toiletries, nappies, clothing up to 1year, and toys for the newborn. On average we are giving out 45-50 packs a month to families in crisis (1 pack would cost £250 brand new).
We have now given out 1500 packs since we started in 2017, which is amazing!
There’s also been a big increase in refugee families and asylum seekers needing our support, and occasionally we help women rescued from trafficking as well. One young girl had been rescued one week before her baby was born. All she had was literally the clothes she was standing in. Another trafficked woman was from the Eastern Orthodox tradition and wanted her baby boy baptised but needed a completely white outfit and shawl for him, which we were able to get for her.
This isn’t just about one-off help either, if people need support, we are there for them.
Type of Work
Employment & education
Evangelists & Leaders
Karen Webb, Lead Evangelist
Stephen Whitten, Pioneer Evangelist
Diocese of Connor
The Diocese of Connor, in the Province of Armagh, is one of 12 dioceses on the island of Ireland. Although small geographically, covering County Antrim and part of County Londonderry, it has a large number of parishes within its boundary.
Christians Against Poverty (CAP)
Christians Against Poverty (CAP) provides free debt help and local community groups across the UK. Their free services, run with local churches, provide practical and emotional support and show people that there is always hope.
Basic essentials for newborn and older babies. Support for families in crisis.
Transforming Lives for Good (TLG)
TLG is a Christian charity that helps churches to bring hope and a future for struggling children.