South Belfast Friendship House is situated in Blythe Street and is committed to providing a Christian witness in the Sandy Row community. It is ideally situated on a residential street adjacent to shops and other community facilities. It is a place in which fellowship and support are available.
The work undertaken in the House continues to grow and develop. The after school club, the young mums’ group and the older people’s work all aim to improve the quality of life for the people in the area. Community outreach involves offering support and friendship to the residents of a neighbouring men’s hostel.
South Belfast Friendship House is funded and managed by Presbyterian Women, in partnership with the Council for Social Witness. It continues to have a crucial role in working with families in this area of south Belfast.
The United Appeal assists with the funding of the Council for Social Witness, enabling the Council to support the work and Christian witness offered at Friendship House.
The House is managed by Eunice Moore, Senior Project Worker, and Natalie McDowell, Youth and Children's Worker. A team of volunteers also help with the day-to-day activities.
For a number of years now the South Belfast Friendship House Christmas Appeal has generated a huge support by way of gift items. We have been looking at how we can be better stewards with regards to your giving and, consequently, for 2016 we would request that instead of sending gift items to the House, monetary donations be given. This will subsequently enable us to provide appropriate gifts and activities for the children, youth, men and seniors who meet in SBFH. Cheques should be made payable to The Presbyterian Church in Ireland, with a note stating SBFH Fund, and sent to The Finance Department, Presbyterian Church in Ireland, Assembly Buildings, 2-10 Fisherwick Place, Belfast BT1 6DW. We really appreciate your ongoing prayerful and financial support.
Volunteers needed for Friendship House
Friendship House, our community project in Sandy Row, are looking for volunteers to help run and develop their programmes for the next year, starting in September.
Would you be willing to use your gifts and serve God in Friendship House? If so, please get in touch.
Volunteers would be working alongside our staff to deliver our programmes that aim to provide a practical Christian outreach to the Community in Sandy Row.
South Belfast Friendship House
1-5 Blythe Street
Tel: 028 9032 2733