Stories of Life, Faith and Hope

A warm welcome is extended to people from across our community to a  series of conversations with people who have played a central role in the life of our community. This is an opportunity to explore their experience of life, faith and where they find sources of hope in their lives.

Wednesday 20th September – Rev Dr Bill Shaw OBE (CEO 174 Trust, Belfast)

  • Grew up in Belfast through worst excesses of ‘the Troubles’.
  • After 10 years in construction business studied theology at Queens University Belfast and entered Presbyterian ministry where, among other posts and after ordination, served in a church on the Shankill Road.
  • Bill is committed to ‘Building Peace and Promoting Reconciliation’ (he is both passionate about peace and realistic about reconciliation) through a number of projects, encourage dialogue and celebrate cultural diversity within the North Belfast community.

Begins at 7pm


Tobar Mhuire Retreat Centre Tobar Mhuire, 16a Downpatrick Road,, Crossgar, Downpatrick, BT30 9EQ,


Newry Mourne & Down