Central - Open for Sunday Worship

Sunday Service: 10:30 am

Central Methodist in Bacup is one of the largest buildings in the circuit and houses lots of different activities, especially ones involving the local community such as coffee mornings and drop-ins. Central has a congregation who are passionate towards helping the local people and being a welcoming community. Central Methodist shares its building with another church called 'Christchurch & Holy Trinity' who you might also want to get to know, their services are particularly child-friendly. Central Methodist worship in the chapel while Christchurch worship in the hall. 


Central Methodist Church
Burnley Road
OL13 8AB

Parking: Small Car Park, limited spaces with reserved spaces for disabled access. Street parking along Burnley Road where you can. 

Groups & Goings on At Central
Community Drop-in reopening on the 28th of July. 
Please contact your course leader for info of the reopening of other groups. 


Community drop-in

At Central


10:00 am

A drop-in for the local community in Bacup, whether you need help, some advice, or whether you just want to have a chat over a cup of tea, you'll be more than welcome. 

At 10:30 there is opportunity to pause for prayer or join a discussion group, this alternates each week.

Men On Tour

At Central


10:30 am to 12:00 pm

A group of men, some Christians, some not, who meet for a brew and a chat each week. Various day trips were organised by the group last year and will continue into 2020, they are not just for the group members but open to everyone!  

Central & Christchurch

Messy Church

At Central

Certain dates, Saturday

10:15 am to 12:15 pm

Messy church session for children aged 0-11 and families, each session is based on a Bible story or Christian festival and includes crafts, activities and games! Worship held in the chapel and followed by lunch. 

The next sessions are: Saturday 15th February, Saturday 4th April, Saturday 13th June

Central Toddler Group

At Central

Mondays During Term Time

9:00 am

Toddler group for toddlers and their carers, anyone welcome! Toys, games, drawing, story time, refreshments etc. and opportunity to meet other parents.

Can't make this one? There are toddler groups at most of our churches, have a look and see if you can make another one!

Coffee Morning with

junior band

At Central

Last Saturday in the month

10:00 am to 12 noon

Coffee morning with music played by the 2nd Rossendale Scout Band Junior section (10:15 to 10:30), warm atmosphere and a chance to chat, stall with homemade treats and a prize everytime £1 jar stall. All welcome!

The coffee morning doesn't run in July or December.


At Central

Tuesdays During Term Time

6:00 pm to 7:15 pm 

Meeting of the 7th Rossendale St. John's Brownie Pack. Learn new skills, have fun and make friends! For girls aged 7 - 10. They also take part in all age worship on occassion if they want to . 

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LAdies FEllowship

At Central

Alternate Tuesdays

7:30 pm

Meeting of the ladies fellowship with speakers from charities, other churches, community groups or travel experiences followed by tea and coffee with good company!

Family Centre Drop in

At Central


12 noon

Family centre drop in, have a chat, a cup of tea, find advice or support.

Central youth Group

At Central


6:30 pm

'Eden Extra' for teenagers with opportunities to make friends, share in activities and games and go on outings!

Line Dancing

At Central

First Monday in the month

7:00 pm

Line dancers, come and join in or come and watch!

Reminiscence café

At Central


10:30 am

For people with dementia and their carers to share experiences and find support, with a lunch.