The description of the church was written by its minister, Rev Lesley Carroll. Carroll has been involved in a range of reconciliation work and was a member of the Consultative Group on the Past. She maintains an insightful blog, RevLesley.
In addition, Carroll will be speaking at two upcoming events:
Wednesday 30 April: Uncomfortable Conversations with Rev Lesley Carroll and Padraig O Tuama, Clonard Monastery, 7.30 pm (an initiative of the Clonard-Fitzroy Fellowship)
Wednesday 28 May: Faith Communities and Transitional Justice, 82D23, Boardroom, Belfast Campus of the University of Ulster, Speakers: Prof Cath Collins, Transitional Justice Institute, University of Ulster Dr David Tombs, Trinity College Dublin Fr Tim Bartlett, Catholic Church Reverend Dr Lesley Carroll, Minister, Presbyterian Church in Ireland, 2-5 pm
Fortwilliam & Macrory Presbyterian Church
Contact: Rev Dr Lesley Carroll, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fortwilliam & Macrory Presbyterian Church is engaged in a number of outreach efforts working alongside disengaged and at risk young people. This includes a community gardening project and a bike maintenance workshop. All our projects use a restorative justice model for building relationships across the community and enabling young people to better express their conflicts and ambitions. The aim of the work is to enable people to become more reconciled with their own potential and achieve it and to become reconciled with one another inside and between communities. To support the project outreach we are working towards establishing a centre for reconciliation, to be called The Inspire Centre, on Duncairn Gardens.
(Image by Patrick Sanders)