One of the recent events which impressed on us the permanent changes that Skainos would bring to East Belfast Mission was the erecting of hoarding in the carpark. This was done to facilitate the archaeological dig.
Staff at EBM didn’t miss the significance of the fact that from this point onward the Mission was changing and things would never be the same again. This was, in effect, the beginning of the Skainos Project.
Several staff gathered in the carpark for a small, informal ceremony to mark the moment and the cameras captured it.