The Christian Centre was founded in the late 1960s, starting initially as a Bible study group based in a room in Stocksbridge High School. This was at the same time as the Whitwell Estate was being built. The church has been on its current site since the early 1970s. For a more detailed description of our history, please see the section on ‘History’.
From our foundation we have been an ecumenical church, being a joint congregation of the Methodist Church and the Church of England. We cherish the mixture of traditions within one congregation as we strive to worship God and to find new ways to serve Him and our community. We have a close relationship with St. Mary’s, the parish church of the village of Bolsterstone (stmarysbolsterstone.net), and work with the other churches in ‘The Valley’ through Churches Together in Stocksbridge and District (churchestogetherinstocksbridgeanddistrict.com).
Times of services of worship may be found under ‘Worship’, and the other regular activities taking place in the church may be found under ‘Activities’. Special events and services of worship may be found under ‘Events’.
The church also offers the following special services:
Services for the Blessing of Children,
Services for the Reaffirmation of Marriage Vows,
the Annual Memorial Service, Service for the Blessing of Pets.
You are invited to contact the clergy, the Revd. James H. Grayson (Methodist) or the Revd. Hilda Isaacson (Anglican) about any of these services. Contact details may be found under ‘Contact’.
For rental of the church hall for a special event, please contact the Bookings Secretary Ms. Elizabeth Brook. Contact details may be found under ‘Contact’.