On the eve of Holocaust Memorial Day, the Rev. Peter Murray, President of the Methodist Church in Ireland has issued the following statement:

Lugh Derg

Rev. Dr. Heather Morris, former president of the Methodist Church in Ireland, will give the key note address in a special day of Christian unity on Lough Derg this Ash Wednesday, 18th February 2015.

To mark this special week of ‘Prayer for Christian Unity’, 18th – 25th January 2015, Lough Derg is pleased to announce the forthcoming eleventh ecumenical ‘Day of Friendship and Prayer’ on Ash Wednesday, 18th February 2015.

Hosford Nominated for Housing Award

The NI Street League, one of East Belfast Mission's Hosford House projects, has been nominated for the prestigious Chartered Institue of Housing’s  2015 Housing Awards.

The NI Street League has been shortlisted in the Best Housing Story category. This award celebrates contributions that have made a real difference to the life of a tenant or a community.

A moment of history will occur  when  the Rev Canon, Kenneth Arthur Kearon will be consecrated as Church of Ireland Bishop of Limerick and Killaloe.
Methodist Women's Gender Equality Suppport

This year the Methodist Women in Ireland (MWI) will be fundraising to promote gender equality and to improve the health of women and children in Kudaoya village, Sri Lanka through the Wings of Hope Lanka Project.  

Kudaoya is a small tea plantation village in the rural hills of Hatton, 130Km north of Colombo. The MWI will be working with the local church and Health Clinic in Kudaoya to deliver the project.

Through their fundraising and support the MWI hope to provide the following:

Water Tank and Sanitation Project:  

Team Methodist leave for Haiti

Yesterday 13 intrepid  Irish Methodist set off for Haiti to help local Methodists set up and maintain education and health organisations. Plans for the trip were  made with the President of L’Eglise Methodiste D’Haiti, Rev Gesner Paul in early 2014. The team will return on 14 January.

The team comes  from all over Ireland and will be involved in 5 main areas of work:

The President of the Methodist Church in Ireland, the Rev. Peter Murray has issued the following Statement:
Puddleducks Nursery Belfast

Ouddleducks new baby roomBelfast Central Mission's Puddleducks Nursery has some exciting news. Next year they will be opening a brand new baby room.

The demand for places at Puddleducks in the 0-2 year age group has been huge and Puddleducks is excited to be  able to offer more children an opportunity to benefit from the high quality care they offer.

The East Belfast Mission (EBM) would like to thank all those who donated to this year's Neighbours in Need project. 

Belfast Central Mission Toy and Food appeal 2014

The Belfast Central Mission would like to thank all the organisations that contributed to and helped organise this year's Food and Toy Appeal.  There was a fantastic response from staff from the  Public Health Agency, Business Services Organisation, Health and Social Care Board, Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority, NI Social Care Council, Patient and Client Council and UNISON which helped communicate the appeal to health agency staff.