Community

Common Grounds Cafe

Common GroundsWe are privileged to have our own award winning, fair trade, urban café COMMON GROUNDS right at the heart of our church community life. Committed to the values of hospitality, justice, generosity and compassion, Common Grounds is part of the Suspended Coffee movement.

Another unique thing about the café is that we give away all our profits to charities – since opening in 2004, £60,000 has been donated to good causes in the developing world.

Regular events include:

Find out more: www.commongrounds.co.uk

Foodbank: South Belfast

South Belfast FoodbankOpen Monday evenings, Wednesday afternoons & Friday mornings
Mornington Community Centre, 117 Ormeau Road, Belfast (Monday and Friday).
Common Grounds Cafe, 12-24 University Avenue, Belfast (Wednesday).
 
CITY CHURCH BELFAST is committed to tackling poverty and dealing with some of the underlying causes of it in the Holylands and wider South Belfast area.
 

Together with the Trussell Trust and in partnership with a number of other local churches, we operate a FOODBANK that serves people in South Belfast. It’s based close to CITY CHURCH BELFAST – at the Mornington Community Centre on Lower Ormeau.

For more information, contact Bruce Gardiner-Crehan: bruce@citychurchbelfast.org

CAP Debt Centre: South & West Belfast

CAPWe are passionate about seeing people lifted out of debt and poverty and have partnered with the award winning debt help service, Christians Against Poverty (CAP).

Our DEBT CENTRE gives free debt help and money management advice to anyone in need who lives within the South and West Belfast areas.

For more info contact the centre manager, Carlos Neto, by email: neto@citychurchbelfast.org

Community Garden: Holyland

Community gardenFor a number of years, CITY CHURCH BELFAST has made creative use of the open, green space at the side and back of the building to cultivate a COMMUNITY GARDEN. It’s a quiet place apart, in the middle of the busy, noisy city. People from church, students, the cafe and local residents have all been involved in creating and enjoying this shared space – and anyone can use the facilities. It’s a great way to get active, learn some gardening skills, and grow your own vegetables. Why not join us!

Check us out: www.holylandsgarden.wordpress.com

Playgrounds

PlaygroundsEvery Thursday 10:00am-11:30am (during term)

Open to parents and carers of babies and toddlers – a chance for them to bring their little ones along for chat and friendship.

For more information, email Joan: joan@citychurchbelfast.org