Nationwide supports L’Arche

Nationwide have been a continual support to our community over the past year from grant support, organising a sponsored walk and providing volunteers in our projects.

The team are delighted to announce that we have been successful in obtaining a new grant! This new grant will allow us to renovate our original house that opened in 2001, to run our Art project “In Other Words” for another year and to create our very first music therapy section. 

We are deeply grateful for their support which lets us continue to change one heart at a time.

Celebrating 18 years

L’Arche Belfast just celebrated our 18th Anniversary.

Without the dedication of Maria and Scott over the years, this journey would not have been possible, they are a continuous strength to us all. Scott is a much respected, inspirational Community Leader.

Good luck to Gillian

The community extend Gillian much love and best wishes in her future adventures. 

Gillian was the driving force behind the development of our projects. 

We sincerely hope that her new place of employment is full of fun and happiness and we all thank her for her time with L’Arche Belfast.

Pizza, Pool & Pint Summer Social

Our projects all came together over the summer months on a Wednesday evening for this new social event which was a huge success! Starting off at St Johns church community pizza event the teams walked down to the Pavilion Bar for a night of fun and laughter.

A big thank you to Brian for organising this new event.

Watch this space for a new project emerging!

Jean Vanier

Jean Vanier

1928 – 2019

How one man’s compassion changed the world

“Whatever their gifts, or their limitations, people are all bound together in a common humanity. Everyone is of unique and sacred value and everyone has the same dignity and the same rights. — Jean Vanier
Our original core members had the privilege of meeting Jean many years ago and this photo takes pride of place.

L’Arche Belfast Manchester weekend

Dec 2018: With the support of the two Johns, a very excited group of 12 of us went to Manchester for the weekend to see Manchester United play at Old Trafford.

The December weather could not have dampened their spirits and with a win for Man Utd it was an amazing weekend. Rumour has is there are plans to return!