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Our Story

Our Story


Our Story

Our Story

We are a community seeking to live the way of Jesus together and work for the peace & common good of our city.

Redeemer Central began in a living room in February 2009 with a group of people together asking the question; ‘What would it look like to be an expression of the church in Belfast today?’

What began in a living room continued to grow as we gathered in homes, restaurants, music venues and theatres across the city. Many more have joined with us and as the community grows the vision continues to be the same - to live out the story of Jesus in Belfast and seek to love and serve our city.

In 2012 we were given the use of a beautiful and historic venue right in the heart of the city at 101 Donegall Street.  Every week we gather there for our Sunday Gathering and during the week we gather around tables in homes sharing meals and life together in local expressions of Redeemer we call Tables

Everyone is welcome at Redeemer — whether you are a seeker, doubter, lover or skeptic — and all have a place in our community. The best way to find out more about us is by coming to one of our gatherings. There you will meet people and experience a taste of community life of Redeemer.

Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me... and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.
— Jesus

Values & Practices

If a person does not become what he understands, then he does not understand it either
— Søren Kierkegaard

Cultural values are always being shaped and given new expression which makes them an on-going project. Theology too is a conversation to be engaged in, a wrestling with what it means to be human. Life is a journey and we are are invited to walk it together — the ancient scriptures guiding us, prayer fuelling our imaginations and practices shaping our very being.

At Redeemer we seek to practice and live the simple way of Jesus together and in our difference we find ourselves united through his radical ethic of love. We see our diversity as reflecting God himself —the 'Imago Dei' — and from this emerges a 'community of different's' — a beautiful picture of a flourishing humanity that looks like Jesus - bringing grace, peace and justice to the world around.

“We do not think ourselves into new ways of living, we live ourselves into new ways of thinking.”
— Richard Rohr

Explore some of the shaping ideas of our community by listening to the talks below:

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The Creeds are simple and beautiful summations of the faith handed down from the earliest christian communities

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Everyone is welcome at Redeemer. We are a family made up of all types of people from different walks of life and together we form community as the Redeemer family. In community we believe everyone has a role to play and we value the importance of team leadership. Redeemer is led by an amazing team of leaders and is served by an excellent staff team. 


David Armstrong | Team Leader | Teaching, Worship (Staff) | | Twitter

Ryan Hawthorne | Senior Leader | Spiritual Formation, Pastoral Care | | Twitter

Gillian Stewart | Senior Leader | Prayer, Pastoral Care | | Twitter

Stephanie Wilson | Senior Leader | Women, Pastoral Care |

David Wylie | Senior Leader | Policy & Finances, Pastoral Care |

Daniel Saunders | Senior Leader | Social Justice, Pastoral Care |

Matt Graham | Senior Leader | Community Life, Pastoral Care (Staff) |