ROC’s main aim is to bring about community transformation by creating strategic partnerships between statutory agencies, voluntary groups and churches. These partnerships form new volunteer-led projects that address a variety of social needs.

We have over 150 active partnership projects across the UK, and many more at the planning and enquiry stage, meeting a variety of social needs. Could our model help you to reach your community?


ROC Café Crumlin Road

The Monday night drop-in welcomes over 60 primary school aged children to Crumlin Road Presbyterian Church in North Belfast.

ROC Café Derriaghy

The Friday evening youth drop-in welcomes 30 young people in P7 to Year 10. The ROC Café is based in Bethany Church of the Nazarene

ROC Millbrook

A Wednesday evening drop-in for young adults living in the Millbrook area of Larne. The drop-in is informal with lots of chat, food and time together.

ROC Care Rathcoole

A befriending scheme providing weekly visits or phone calls to socially isolated and lonely people living in Rathcoole, Newtownabbey.

ROC CAFÉ Rathfern

A youth drop-in for 12-16 year olds in Rathfern Social Activity Centre. The project is a partnership with Christian Communications Network (CCN)

ROCNI Network

Monthly gatherings for ROCNI volunteers and partner churches. We aim to support, train and equip volunteers to be more effective in their roles.

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I first came into contact with ROC in 2010 and since then have been involved in facilitating their launch event as well as pioneering new projects with them in Northern Ireland. I have no hesitation in endorsing the work and tremendous potential ROC has to offer here in Northern Ireland. Having been involved in evangelism for 22 years, I believe ROC is one of the best resources available in connecting church and community.
Keith Mitchell
Crown Jesus Ministries
As the Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council, I would highly recommend the work of Redeeming Our Communities. Their ethos of working together for a safer, kinder community fits well with our vision to make this borough a prosperous place, inspired by our people, driven by ambition.
Mayor Paul Hamill
Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council
Sometimes congregations want to reach out and engage more effectively with their local community but while the spirit is willing, the ability to do so is weak. That’s where ROC can step in and become a catalyst to help churches to begin and an encouragement to keep on through inevitable challenges. Numerous Christian leaders are thankful to God for the support ROC offers.
Rev Dr Frank Sellar
Former Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland

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