International Meeting Point

Mission in Ireland

Lisburn Road, Belfast

The International Meeting Point (IMP) located on Belfast's Lisburn Road, reaches out to migrants and asylum seekers in the city.

Funded by United Appeal and the South Belfast Presbytery, the International Meeting Point was set up in 2010 by Presbyterian Irish Mission Worker, Keith Preston. Along with a small team of volunteers the IMP began serving free tea and coffee and offering English classes to migrants and asylum seekers in the city. Today, the centre welcomes people from over 30 different countries and is dedicated to meeting their practical and spiritual needs.

The IMP offers a wide variety of help and services to those who come through its doors: serving food and drinks in the cafe, offering legal advice, running English classes, taking people shopping, helping the unemployed find jobs and leading Bible studies.

The IMP continues to be supported by volunteers, with close to 80 people from over 20 churches involved on a regular basis. The International Meetng Point is reaching out to the 'stranger' in Belfast and sharing God's love.

For further information about the International Meeting Point contact the Council for Mission in Ireland at

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