Derryvolgie Hall

Mission in Ireland


Derryvolgie Hall was opened in 1995 and provides accommodation for 88 young people who come to Belfast, either to work or to study. This vibrant Christian community, the focal point of the Presbyterian Chaplaincy at Queen's, is a place where young people have fun, develop their faith and learn to serve Christ.

Located at the Malone Road end of Derryvolgie Avenue, Derryvolgie Hall is within a few minutes walking distance of Queen's main university buildings, the PE Centre and local churches. The Hall is a purpose built complex providing self-catering accommodation for 88 students, consisting of nine self-contained flats that house ten students, each with its own kitchen and bathrooms.  Each flat has two community leaders who are responsible for making community things happen – meals together, cinema trips etc.

There is a central communal space – The Art 'n' Soul – which is used for worship and prayer, chilling out and big gatherings. There is also a recreational room where students can relax, play x-box, pool table tennis or table football. In the warmer weather, you wil find everyone outside playing volleyball or basketball in the back garden.

It is run as a community with a distinctly Christian ethos, and as part of the Derryvolgie community students will be encouraged to be part of the wider ministries as well as it being their home from home – so there are opportunities to take part in outreach and prayer ministry, acoustic nights, kids/teens drop-ins and homework clubs.

The main purpose of the Derryvolgie community is to be a place of welcome for all students, where friends are made for life, and the young people are encouraged and equipped to become mature disciples of Jesus Christ, confident in what they believe and why they believe it, and aware of how Christian faith interacts in today's culture.

Staff Team


Chaplain: Rev Nigel Craig (middle)
Assistant chaplain: Lyndsey Ballantine (right)
Administrator: Vicky Purse (left)
Graduate Interns: If you have graduated and wish to be an intern for 2024-2025 please email

Apply for Student Accommodation

Application form:

Information Booklet:

Open day on Saturday 13 April 2024 at 2pm. Everyone is welcome to come and visit the Hall and meet current residents and staff.

Visit the Presbyterian Chaplaincy at Queen's Facebook page for current updates and news. 

The United Appeal assists with the funding of the Council for Mission in Ireland, enabling the Council to support the work and Christian witness offered at Derryvolgie Hall.

Derryvolgie Hall
49a Derryvolgie Avenue

Tel: +44 (0)28 9066 9090
Fax: +44 (0)28 9066 3113


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