Christian Caring, Gospel Sharing, In the Heart of Preston!
Preston Central
Methodist Church
Lancashire Sings Christmas!

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 David Jones on 01772 653565 to check availability and for details.


Congratulations on your new arrival! Contact Revd Sue Griffiths 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 Sue Griffiths for an informal chat and look around the Church.

This months edition…

What is Peace?

Come along Dec 18th 7 - 8pm  on Lune street to take part in the county’s largest Carol Service live on BBC Radio Lancashire. Warm drinks and mince pies afterwards!

Carols for Peace

Saturday 20th December 4:30pm

Meet at the Cenotaph

How to Help the Homeless this Winter

Download this leaflet

Our Youtube channel!