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.

We will have several Missionaries helping with the 2019 event. For full details of the programme and activities for this year click on the link

Missionaries who helped with preparations for Keswick at Portstewart July 2019

Belfast City Mission will have a stand within the Global Village at the Convention from Monday 26th – Friday 30th August 2019.

As a locally based Mission we are delighted to have an association to Bangor Worldwide and are grateful for their support for our work.

For details of speakers/events throughout the Convention Friday 23rd August – Saturday 31st August 2019 click on the link

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 11th December – Wednesday 13th 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 used in His service.

Remember in prayer Mr Evan Rice Superintendent Glencairn Hall who was admitted to hospital just recently. Pray for his recovery as it seems it will be long, pray for patience throughout this time and understanding and strength. Also remember his family at this time also.

Billy McCullagh ( Missionary Island Street ) Continue to remember Billy as he continues to cope with the loss of his sight. Pray for courage, strength and enablement as he continues to not only carry out his Mission work but also daily home life as he still deals with the loss of his wife Liz. Do also remember Michael Waddell and Tom Marshall as they too still reflect on the loss of their wives in recent years.

Remember in prayer Missionary Alan Martin as he deals with the passing of his mother just recently. Pray that he and the whole family circle will know God`s comfort, strength and grace at this time of bereavement.

Pray for a number of Missionaries whose Mothers have recently entered nursing care. Pray each of them will settle in to their new environments and each family circle will also experience strength, wisdom and guidance as they also come to terms with a new situation in life too.  

Pray continually for all of the Missionaries as they carry out their duties each day. Pray for health and strength. Remember also all the administration staff as they carry out all the various duties pertaining to the overall running of the Mission. Pray for health, strength, patience and guidance.

Remember in prayer the planned special Gospel mission outreaches in Ballysillan, Glencairn, Fairview Road and Great Northern Street respectively. 

Give praise for the recent 130 years Anniversary Gospel Mission that took place in Mayo Street. For Willis McDowell the speaker. Pray that the Holy Spirit will continue to move throughout the district as a result of this Mission.

Give praise for the Gospel Mission that was held in the Shore Road, for all who attended from the district and John Weir the speaker. Give praise for several people who came to saving faith. Pray that also within the district of the Shore Road that the Holy Spirit will continue to move as a result of this mission.

Give praise for the 120 years anniversary Gospel Mission held in Canton Street May 12th – 19th 2019 and for all who attended from the district. Pray that the Holy Spirit will also continue to move throughout the district as a result of the Word given by Bobi Brown during the week. Pray also for the work amongst the young people that took place each evening prior to the main mission meeting, that it would also bear fruit in future days.

Remember in prayer all of the upcoming work among the young people during the summer months. Especially all of the Holiday Bible Clubs and special activity events that are planned in many of the districts. Pray that all of them will be a means of engagement with the young people and their parents.