Back Row L/R Paul McCaw, Jordan Neill, William Logan, David Bissett, Michael Waddell, Ivan Patterson, William Cowan, David Bell, Alan Martin, Gary Bingham, Andrew Williamson

Front Row L/R Errol McCrory (retired), Raymond Hume (retired) Billy McCullagh, Lloyd Watson, Bobi Brown (Executive Secretary), Tom Marshall, Tom Gamble, Walter Simms
Not in Photo George Lunn and Stanley Kyle

Belfast City Mission has had a long association with Portstewart Convention now known as Keswick at Portstewart.

God willing we will again have several Missionaries helping with the 2020 event. For full details of the programme and activities for 2020 click on the link

Missionaries who helped with preparations for Keswick at Portstewart July 2019

Former Missionary and now Minister Rev Adrian Adger Clough and Seaforde Presbyterian Churches releases Finding Series Videos to view click on

Adrian as just recently released a follow up book to his videos. It documents his life story up to the present with his battle with Cancer.

The title of the book is “Facing Cancer Standing Tall”

A copy of the book can be purchased from the Belfast City Mission alongside other sources.

On Sunday 7th April 2019 Mr Bobi Brown (Executive Secretary BCM) presented Carolyn Hewitt a special certificate in recognition of 42 years service as Captain of the 281st Girls Brigade BCM Rathcoole. Just recently Carolyn has decided to step down from her role although still hoping to continue to serve in some capacity within the company. Throughout the many years as Captain it was clearly evident that Carolyn had a deep commitment and dedication to the role, indeed this was given to every girl who came under her leadership. Many girls can testify how she was an influence in their lives over the years and also in the present day. Carolyn never sought any glory for her work always serving with great humility, her greatest desire was always to be that channel of leading girls and witnessing them coming to faith, this she was enabled to do on many occasions.

Once again over the Christmas period throughout our 16 districts many needy families will be provided with toys and general supplies generously donated to us by Churches, Organisations and individuals.

Our appeal will run from Monday 2nd December – Wednesday 4th December to the following week from Monday 9th December – Wednesday 11th December 2019. All donations can be delivered to Glencairn Mission Hall, Forthriver Road, BT13 3US between 10.00am – 2.30pm on the particular days listed.


The Belfast City Mission held its 192nd Annual Rally Thursday 25th April 2019 in the Assembly Buildings Church House. Our President Mr Ronnie Armour conducted the service with the  worship again this year led by the band PS150 from Mersey Street Presbyterian Church. After the opening praise our Honorary Secretary Rev Denis Bannerman read the scriptures followed by prayer. The guest singers for the evening were the Northern Ireland Centenary Boys Brigade Male Voice Choir who sang some familiar and uplifting hymns of praise.  The Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland the Right Rev Charles McMullen extended greetings from the Presbyterian Church and also reflected over his moderatorial year linking to his theme of building relationships, something that the Belfast City Mission engages in on a daily basis. The closing message was given by recently retired Minister Rev Brian McManus who is also now a member of the Governing Body of the Belfast City Mission. His message was challenging centred on the theme of “Our God Saves”, reminding us that it is not anything of ourselves but all of Him. The evening ended in the singing of the hymn “Tell Out My Soul The Greatness Of The Lord”.

Continue to remember

Retired Missionaries: Please remember all of these men in prayer and their families. Especially those who have ongoing health issues. Pray also for those who remain to be active in service as they still have opportunities to serve the Lord through preaching engagements. Pray that they will continue to be a source of blessing to many and also still to the Mission.

Mr Evan Rice Superintendent Glencairn Hall: Due to recent illness Evan had to spend around six weeks in hospital however, we give thanks that he is now recovering at home. This recovery is going to take time. Pray that he will receive the patience required throughout this period and soon he will be back to health and strength. Remember also his family circle at this time.

Mr Billy McCullagh Missionary Island Street: It is with sadness and regret that Billy has decided to step down as Missionary at the end of September 2019 for health reasons. Billy has battled bravely throughout difficult circumstances not only through the loss of eyesight but with also the loss of his wife Liz. Continue to pray for Billy as this has been a hard decision for him. Pray he will experience peace and understanding over this decision and also he will continue to know the presence of God and His sustaining grace as he continues to cope with many practical things surrounding his ongoing health difficulties. Remember too Billy`s whole family circle as they continue to be of help to him.

Missionaries: As the Autumn/Winter work commences pray that they would know health and strength as they carry out their work in the districts. Pray for God`s wisdom and guidance as they plan and conduct meetings, do outreach, visitation in homes and hospital and engage with local communities.

Special Missions and events: Harvest weekend services 28th-29th September 2019; Gospel Missions: Glencairn Monday 30th September-Friday 4th October Speaker and Evangelist John Weir; Fairview Road first week October various speakers; Ballysillan Sunday 6th October-Thursday 10th October Speaker Bobi Brown; Special Services October 2019 Great Northern Street. Pray that all of these Missions and events result in people coming to faith in Christ.  


The Annual Rally is scheduled for Tuesday 21st April 2020

Assembly Buildings @ 7.30pm D.V.