What’s The Hub?

The Hub Belfast is a chaplaincy partnership between the Church of Ireland and Methodist Church in Ireland to share in ministry and mission across University and College Campuses in the city of Belfast.

Our Core DNA

Our life is centred around the Worship of God, the growth of Christian Community, and Outreach in the world around us.

Our commitment is to develop and grow people who, in their own lives, and in serving the mission of the Chaplaincy, will be marked by a commitment to Worship, Community and Outreach.

Our desire is to be known by our welcome, hospitality, and our generosity in working with and alongside others to grow worship, community and outreach across campuses in the city

Our Core Communities

The Residential Student Centre on Elmwood Avenue in South Belfast is currently home to 49 students. Historically, this has been most closely associated with chaplaincy at Queens University, but students from other academic institutions have lived, and continue to live, as part of the community. Students have been living in chaplaincy accommodation since the 1950s.

The Church of the Resurrection on Elmwood Avenue was built in the 1960s to primarily provide a place of worship for the staff and students of Queen’s University. This worshipping community is now either a permanent or temporary home for people of all ages living, studying and working in the city.

The Hub Café is vital part of our life, opening its doors throughout the academic year to students, staff, and anyone who simply wants a good place to be for a while.

Our Vision for Growth

Building on our experience of working together in covenant, the two churches now seek to grow chaplaincy ministry across university and college campuses in the city of Belfast and you have an important part to play in that growth. Our key priorities for the next three years are:

  1. To develop and grow our existing expressions of worship, community and outreach in South Belfast on the Queens University campus, namely the residential student centre and the Church of the Resurrection
  2. To plant and explore new opportunities for mission on campus at Stranmillis College, Belfast Met, the Art College and in the Cathedral Quarter as it prepares for the arrival of Ulster University.
  3. To identify, grow and develop servant-hearted leaders through employment, an internship year, and the discipleship of student and church volunteers, and in turn, help these individuals discern their wider vocation and role within the church and society.