Information on Users of the Agape Centre
It is a great honour for us in the Agápē Centre to have as our long term tenants three diverse agencies that each in their own way makes a significant contribution to the wellbeing of different people in our society:
- The Belfast Abbeyfield Society which works with elderly people across this city, in Abbeyfield homes and the wider community;
- The Belfast Health Trust Community Mental Health team and
- The South Belfast Youth Football league, (the largest amateur football league in Northern Ireland), which does significant work with young people, far beyond the south of the city.
Weekly activities run by partner organisations include Slimming World, Weight Watchers, the Belfast Karate club, Pilates, Tae Kwon Do, Dog Training, Maths and AQE revision classes, and Children’s Theatre School.
The Centre also hosts meetings and events by organisations including Addiction N. I, Alzheimer’s Society, the Charis Community, Contemporary Christianity, Dementia NI, Inspire Wellbeing, The Corrymeela Community, Mission Africa, New Lyric Operatic Company, Peace Players International, Praxis Mental Health, Stroke Association, United Nations Association and Women’s Aid.
The church congregation itself has also explored different ways of using this wonderful new centre. We have hosted concerts and arts events under the banner of ‘Agape Arts’ and partnered with organisations such as Storehouse and the Northern Ireland Council for Refugees and Asylum Seekers that are seeking to address the social needs of our society. We have developed different groups that provide vehicles for fellowship, including South Belfast Ladies, a Seniors’ Lunch Club, a Good Book Group, a Theatre Club and the Agape Ramblers.
If you are interested in exploring how your organisation might use our premises then please see ‘Contact us Page’.