Church Centre

Mickleover Methodist Church Centre

Mickleover Methodist Church has had buildings on this site since 1914. It has always had close relationships with the Mickleover community and has tried to provide facilities, services and events that meet its needs.

If you would like to know more of the history of the Church click here   

 

The current Methodist Church Centre, which was officially opened in September 2001, was designed to further develop that tradition into the new century. It incorporates a Chapel, a dividable large hall, a small hall, offices, a modern kitchen, extensive audio-visual equipment and full facilities for children and people with disabilities. 

 

Regular community users include Church Groups, our Preschool and children’s and families groups, Scouts, Girls’ Brigade and the Mickleover Live at Home Scheme.  Other organisations also use it on both a regular and casual basis.      

 

To encourage community involvement, a Social Area is open for users of the building and other members of the community. It is a relaxing area to sit and chat and refreshments are served from the adjacent kitchen on Friday mornings and other occasions.

 

The Chapel seats up to 145 people in comfortable, movable seating.  The organ and the cross from the previous building are incorporated into the design.  Extensive audio-visual facilities are installed including the ability to project video and electronic pictures and text on a 3 metre screen.

 

The Large Hall is the one remaining part of the previous buildings.  It is approximately  10 x 20 metres in size and is capable of seating 160 people.  A partition can be used to give two equally sized rooms when required.  It is used mainly for the activities of young people.  An audio system and an induction loop are available and an audio -visual link to the chapel is installed.

 

The Crèche is specially designed and furnished for toddlers’ activities.  It is used for the Methodist Preschool during the weekdays and as a crèche for worship.  It can also be booked for children’s parties.

 

The Kitchen is central to the building and is well equipped with oven, hobs, freezer, fridge and dish washer.  It meets modern hygiene standards and can be used for preparing refreshments or full meals.

 

There are two Offices on the first floor of the building; one is used as the Church Office and the other is used by the Live at Home Scheme.  Outside the offices there is a large lounge area for informal meetings.  Disabled access to the first floor is provided by a chair lift.