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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. 
 
We have won many awards across several projects. Click here to see what we have achieved. 
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. 
 
 

UPCOMING EVENTS 

Turas new Irish dance class for 2016 

Mother's Day Breakfast 

 

March Madness in Restore  

 

Restore shops at the Skainos Centre and also the Connswater shop will be holding a sale event during March. More details will follow soon but you need to be quick to get a bargain so don't delay. 

 
 
LATEST NEWS  

Volunteer Day at Refurb 

Through Volunteer Now, the Refurb project had a volunteer day with a group from the Department of Social Development (DSD) on Wednesday 13th January. 50 bikes were prepared for transport to Ghana and 2 table and chair sets were painted ready for resale through the Restore shops. Thanks to Volunteer Now and the team from DSD for all their help. 

 
Going Green nominated for award 

Going Green have been shortlisted for an award for through the Chartered Institution of Housing for the Promotion of Social Integration. The event will be held at Belfast City Hall on Friday 4th March 2016. Going Green is a gardening project based at the Skainos Centre and involves a group of volunteers and participants from various backgrounds including homeless and those who have been homeless, unemployed and employed people and those with mental health and addiction issues.  
 
The project is about the growth of vegetable, fruit and plants but also and more importantly, about the growth of individuals and the creation of community. 
The Archbishop of Canterbury  
visits Skainos  
The Archbishop of Canterbury attended an event at Skainos on Monday 8th February and kindly agreed to have his photo taken with Skainos Centre Manager Gary Robb. 
 

 

 

 
 
 

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