Rossendale Circuit           Seven Churches in the heart of the Rossendale Valley

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Our Mission Statement

Central Methodist Church aims to be a caring christian family community, offering worship in the Methodist tradition, which honours God, welcomes children, members and visitors, and attracts newcomers in a spirit of openness, tolerance and friendship.
The church encourages children, and individuals of all ages to uphold the good standards, and values of society, and to develop a personal faith to guide them throughout their lives.
Central encourages its members to help each other; to work with, and serve in the community in which they live; and to give generously to, and offer prayerful support for the work of Methodism at home and overseas.

About Us

Carers and toddlers will natter and clatter
Juice will get splattered, and nerves will be tattered
Dancers move round with some organised patter
Brownies are quiet at first - and then scatter!
Rotarian professionals are here for a yatter
Ladies will listen at first - and then chatter!
Drop in for butties or toast on a platter
Line dancers roam in a choreographed pattern!
Groups are "embraced" when their lives have been shattered
This musical piece is quite hard so "work-atter!"
Church members are linked with each group - not to flatter
But to help if we're needed - because everyone matters.

We hope this has given you an overview of our church life and mission. There is something for everyone, and you are welcome to come and see for yourself at any time.

What's On

Sunday 10:30am Morning Worship Cafe Worship 3rd Sunday
   6:30pm Evening Worship 2nd & 4th Sunday
Monday  9:15am Carers & Toddlers Joint venture Bacup Family Centre
Tuesday  7:30pm Ladies Fellowship Alternate Tuesdays
Wednesday 10:00am Community drop in Til noon
  10:30am Discussion group Alternate Wednesdays
  10:30am Prayer meeting Alternate Wednesdays
Saturday 10:00am Coffee morning Last Saturday of the month
  10:15am Junior Scout Band Entertainment Last Saturday

Central Church


Central is a large traditional Methodist church with hall and meeting rooms, and we are situated in the centre of Bacup, near the Post Office on Burnley Road.
Our church family is full of life experience, and meets for a traditional style of worship usually. We also hold café style worship in the hall, and occasionaly we share united services with the Anglican congregation Christ Church, who have come to share our building.
Every Sunday, each member of the congregation receives a weekly news sheet with a daily bible study, and prayer diary to use at home.
Central's premises lend themselves well to hosting of District Synods, Circuit and Bacup Fellowship of Churches events, as well as supporting local festivities, especially on Easter Saturday.
We open our doors to a wide variety of church and community groups of all ages, and stages of life each day

Find Us

Central Methodist Church, Burnley Road, Bacup OL13 8AB

GPS for Sat Nav 53.704378,-2.20179

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Minister: Reverend David Burrow            Telephone: 01706 602882

Useful links: The Methodist Church Britain | Bolton & Rochdale Methodist District | Methodism | Our Calling