Our New Development

In early 2023 the church purchased the former Beachwood Nursery (and, prior to that, the Jordanthorpe pub) to become a centre for the community activities MCF currently does and to allow further development. Architect plans have been drawn up and we are currently pursuing funding options to allow the work to begin. Whilst the footprint of the building will remain, broadly the same, the internal structure will be re-modelled to provide an open and spacious ground floor with cafe-style kitchen, tables, chairs, games etc and a safe space for people to gather. The ground floor will also house the clothes bank / low-cost shop to provide clothing to those in need.  A dedicated prayer room on the ground floor will be a key part of the building – we firmly believe this is a building that God has led us to purchase and to use to show the love Jesus has for the community in many practical ways. Prayer is a key part of that and this will be a space for anyone to use to spend time praying.


The 2nd floor will be developed with a number of rooms that enable us to provide, for example,  benefit, debt and form-filling advice, counselling, TEFL courses, basic maths and English tuition, IT training and other vocational opportunities etc.
We’ve settled on the name 146, not simply because the address is 146 Dyche Road but also because the words of Psalm 146 in the bible reflect what we believe is God’s desire to impact lives through the services that will be provided out of here.
Psalm 146
Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord their God. 
He is the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them— he remains faithful forever. 
He upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry. 
The Lord sets the prisoners free, the Lord gives sight to the blind, the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down, the Lord loves the righteous. 
The Lord watches over the foreigner and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but he frustrates the ways of the wicked