Loving God, Serving People, Changing Lives
Preston Central
Methodist Church
Everyone is
at Central!

Preston is the commercial and administrative capital of Lancashire, receiving its first Royal Charter back in 1179. Today 1 million people live within 30 minutes reach of the city.

Preston City Council

Preston is the home to the University of Central Lancashire, one of the largest and fastest growing universities in the UK.


Preston North End Football Club were a founding member of the English Football League in 1888.


About Preston

Whether you are visiting for the first time, or the first time for some time, you’ll receive a warm welcome at Central!

With an emphasis on caring for the people in the city centre, you’ll find us involved with the homeless, those in need and anyone lonely. Our church family come from all over Preston and we welcome everyone who comes to our front door!

You don’t need to know what ‘church’ is all about to come along, it would just be good to see you!

Homeless Help

Foxton Centre

Salvation Army



Immediate help



Christian Flat Share






Listen to UCB Radio

St Pixels

Search Church website


Street Pastors

Coffee Shop

Our Olive Grove Coffee Shop is open six mornings a week, staffed by members and friends from around Preston. Enjoy a cuppa in a friendly atmosphere and make new friends.

Room bookings

Looking for a room in the city to hold a meeting?  Contact Sarah Steele on 01772 556371 to check availability and for details.


Congratulations on your new arrival! Contact Revd Barbara Pettitt for information on welcoming your little one into the Church.


Our monthly newsletter “The Gateway” is available from the first Sunday in the month from the church and coffee shop. Its also available for download, see above.


Recordings from our Sunday services are available from the downloads section of the website.

Marriage in the City?

Contact Revd Barbara Pettitt  for an informal chat and look around the Church.

This months edition…

If you cant make it to one of our services - then check out the downloads for recent recordings!

Church - Be a part of it

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