Who Are We

Middlesbrough Community Church is a lively vibrant church, based in the centre of Middlesbrough, UK.

We have a heart to see the people of Middlesbrough saved and the town transformed through the power of the Holy Spirit.

We believe

We are members of the Evangelical Alliance and are committed to their Evangelical Alliance statement of Faith; shared by the vast majority of evangelicals worldwide.

Read about MCC's Vision & Values here.

Taking Ground and Salt & Light UK


We are part of the 'Taking Ground' sphere of Salt and Light UK. Salt & Light UK operates through apostolic ‘spheres’: groups of churches that work together under the leadership of an apostolic leader and their team. Taking Ground is led by Martin Dunkley and an apostolic team.

Our apostolic input comes through Taking Ground and we meet regularly with leaders and churches from across the sphere.

As a sphere we run a number of joint training activities;

You can find out more at the websites below:


Middlesbrough Community Church started life in the 1970s when three different groups of Christians felt drawn to worship together. Having grown too big for meeting in their homes, they initially moved into Saltersgill Baptist Church building and then went on to rent St Aidan's Church and later became known as St Aidan's Community Church. The growth of the church was supported by Connections UK and with them we developed as a congregation and widened our vision to effectively serve the town.  In 2007 we joined Salt & Light UK. In 2006, we changed the church name to Middlesbrough Community Church in order to reflect our belief that God was calling us to stretch out right across Middlesbrough.