Centres of Mission
We support and empower those most in need. Through partnership and collaboration, we empower lives and nurture belonging.
Through centres of mission, we’re meeting spiritual, social, emotional, and financial needs of deprived communities through a range of activities and initiatives all across the UK and Ireland.
We believe that to make a real difference, we need to really get to know people; we do this by being part of the community.
Church Army centres of mission are based each centre of mission has two staff members who live and build relationships with the community they work in.
Centres of Mission are hubs across the UK and Ireland. In a nutshell our centres of mission’s are hubs doing a combination of supporting those living in poverty and running creative, accessible church communities. This looks different in each centre of mission; activities and initiatives vary massively depending on the context
Our centres of mission are also equipping and empowering the wider Church and individuals to do what we do too! We’re passing on what we know, training volunteers, and working with community leaders.
Centres of mission don’t usually have our own buildings so centres of mission run groups in local community buildings. We work in partnership with the local church, but you’ll usually find us outside of church buildings. We want to be where the people are; the boots on the ground and hope on the streets.
We have doubled our frontline work over the last four years and we continue to see exciting growth, reaching more people with the love of God.
There are 30 centres of mission working in partnership with local dioceses (and the number keeps rising!)
140,000+ people connected with us through our centres of mission last year
We attended 300 hours of school assemblies last year
We’re aiming for 50 centres of mission by the end of 2027!