President visit to The Boys' Brigade NI District at Newport

The President of the Methodist Church in Ireland, Rev Sam McGuffin visited Newport, the Headquarters, Residential and Conference Centre of The Boys' Brigade Northern Ireland District on Monday 25th November 2019. Rev McGuffin and his wife Linda  were  accompanied by former Boys’ Brigade District Chaplain Rev Roy Cooper and his wife Joy.  Boys’ Brigade Director for NI,  Jonathan Gracey and District President David Blevins, showed the group around the Headquarter Offices and the facilities in the Residential and Conference Centre before hosting lunch with Boys’ Brigade Senior Office Bearers and staff. 


Facilities at Newport, which is in Culcavy just outside Hillsborough, include sleeping accommodation for 40 people, modern meeting and conference rooms with a range of AV equipment, a professional catering kitchen and extensive outdoor spaces.  Newport is NI Tourist Board approved for group hire and to date has hosted many youth and church groups outside of the regular BB training courses. 


Speaking about his visit on social media Rev McGuffin said: ‘Had a great time today at Boys’ Brigade headquarters. Great organisation, great people, great centre, great work, great plans, great blessing, all from our great God - #GodIsOurAdventure'