About Us - Chorlton Central Church

Chorlton Central Church
an open & inclusive Baptist and United Reformed Church
an open & inclusive Baptist & United Reformed Church
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About Us


Chorlton Central Church is a congregation of Christians from the Baptist denomination and the United Reformed Church togther with members of many other denominations - or none. We share a common faith while recognising and accepting a wide diversity of belief and opinion. We are members of the South West Manchester Missional Partnership of the United Reformed Church, to which our current Minister was appointed  in 2020 - follow this link.

The Church is in the heart of Chorlton, a lively, leafy, cosmopolitan suburb that has many elderly people, a stable nucleus of families and a transient population of students and young working people. Church members have diverse backgrounds and independent minds, but seek to be led by the Holy Spirit.

A typical Sunday congregation will have about 25 present, with an age range from 0 to 70+, but with the majority being of working age and a significant portion of these in the 20 - 30 age range.

Jesus often talked about the 'Kingdom of God' - his vision of a community rooted in his message of love. This has been summed up by David Bosch ...

Church people often put church work above concerns of justice, mercy and truth.
Kingdom people seek first the Kingdom of God and its justice.

Church people think about how to get people into the church.
Kingdom people think about how to get the church into the world.

Church people worry that the world might change the church.
Kingdom people work to see the church change the world

We are committed to becoming an open and affirming congregation, welcoming people to share our journey, whatever their age, race, culture, gender, sexuality, economic status, or physical or mental ability.  

revised 19 April 2021

Barlow Moor Road | Chorlton | M21 8BF
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