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

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.


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 here!


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.

Information if you are homeless in Preston

European Elections in May

Resources for Christians

External link

New for April 1st

Methodist Tea Colours!

(To be served Strangely Warmed)

Holy Week at Central

Lunchtime meditations

Mon/Tues/Thu 1pm

Holy Week Service Wed 1pm

Maundy Thursday 7:30pm

Good Friday 11am

Easter Sunday at 10:30am