The DOCK is much more than a cafe… it’s all about building Life in the Titanic Quarter.
(Although it is also a cafe – the best/only Pop-Up/Honesty-Box/Victorian-Edwardian-Industrial-Chic/Art-Gallery/Bring-Your-Own-Food/Volunteer-Run/Community-Living-Room/Cafe in the world!)
We believe that life is
SOCIAL – life is better in community
SPIRITUAL – life is better with meaning and purpose
SHARED – life is better together – especially in this exciting new era for Belfast city.
The DOCK started with a blank page amongst the building sites of the Titanic Quarter back in 2009. It has been a crazy, unexpected, exciting adventure ever since…
The best way to catch up with the story of The Dock is to watch it unfold, fly-on-the-wall-stylee, in its very own UTV documentary which was broadcast in September 2012. Mission Titanic – the story of a man who went looking for a boat – but found something much better instead…
Six turbulent/exciting/amazing/blessed/stressed months of life condensed into 25 minutes of screen time! Which is a bit of a surreal experience – and it does help you to see the big story in a way which is difficult to grasp from day-to-day.
So I’ve tried to do the same for the entire nearly-three-years of Dock life from Day One till now. Some of you are maybe clicking on to this page for the first time (in which case Hiya! You seem nice!) and so rather than expect you to catch up on three years of blog posts, here is the Dock Story in a nutshell (click to follow any of the chapters):
So call down and see us some time at The Dock, right beside SS Nomadic. You can find out all about the cafe, and why we love it so much, here. If you do want to start right back at Day One and catch up on the whole story, click here (and pour yourself a long, strong coffee).
And I hope you’ll enjoy the mix of faith, risk, change, joy, history, friendship and grace that has become Life in the Titanic Quarter.