Each year Shaftesbury Square RPC teams up with other churches in the university area along with Queen’s University Christian Union to provide a welcome to the many international students that study in Belfast. We work with Friends International which is a mission agency specifically for reaching international students coming to the UK and Ireland.

We help organise shopping trips to Tescos, welcome dinners, an international cafe, a céilí dance and a trip to the Giant’s Causeway. There were 4 RPs involved with the team of nearly 100 volunteers. Sadly the number of international students attending events this year was smaller but please pray that meaningful friendships would have developed as a result of this welcome.

Philip McCollum, Associate Pastor