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East Belfast Mission 

Renewal and Transformation of the East Belfast Community 
At East Belfast Mission we work with everyone in our community to improve their spiritual and physical well being. The pages on our web site reflect the many areas of life in East Belfast in which we work with the local community. As a "not for profit" organisation we run many fund raising activities to support our community work. This work includes helping the Homeless in our Hosford project, our child care facility in Bright Sparks, our Skill and Social Enterprise Hub which helps people back to work and sometimes fitness and of course our thriving Church and Community which delivers pastoral care. 
We are based in the Skainos Centre on the Newtownards Road. The Skainos Project is an urban regeneration project in inner East Belfast providing shared space for community transformation and renewal. Central to the development is a new street in inner East Belfast, untouched by the history of the Troubles, with the capacity to be genuinely shared space. This civic square is capable of hosting open air events like concerts, farmers' markets and Christmas fairs and is overlooked by new, mixed tenure housing, thereby giving the square a living presence round the clock. 
The Newtownards Road frontage of the development features new retail and commercial office space. Inside, and fronting to the square is the work of East Belfast Mission including youth and family services and counselling as well as a community hall and auditorium, and a cafe which spills onto the square. 



East Belfast Mission are delighted that one of our receptionist volunteers, Brenda has successfully gained part time paid employment.  
Brenda has now left EBM and will be missed however this is a fabulous outcome for Brenda and she is pleased to move back into paid employment.  
Stepping Stone mentor John who worked with Brenda during her time at EBM is over the moon with his latest success. Well done John and good luck to Brenda. 


There is great excitement as the Hosford team prepare to head off to Amsterdam on 11th September to participate in the Homeless World Cup 2015. This year a Hosford resident is actually in the team which makes it even more interesting and training has been on-going with the players even travelling to a training camp in Scotland. The aim is to qualify through group stage and improve on last year when the team finished in 25th place. Good luck to all involved. 


Skainos Fest is back. This year it takes place on Saturday 12th September and Sunday 13th September. On Saturday the activities start at 11am and continue to 4pm. There will be a playbus, face painting, petting zoo, science show and even a bouncy castle on site for the children to have a really great fun day out. On Sunday the activities continue. Rev Margaret Ferguson is keen to invite everyone to the 11am Chuch Service and afterwards there will be live music, story telling, a Vintage car display and scalextric competitions. Everyone is welcome to join in the festival fun weekend! 


Are you an individual or a family interested in learning the Irish language? We cater for beginners and those who have aready learned the basics. We have a full programme of classes available at Skainos every week from Monday - Friday and we definitely have a class to suit you! Contact EBM for more information. There are set dancing and tin whistle classes and not forgetting Turning the Lamps Down traditional music session the first Friday of each month. Everyone is welcome. 






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