Night Church - Central Methodist Church in Preston
Club-goers in Preston are being welcomed into the city's newest night-time experience: Night Church, which is being run by the Central Methodist Church.
Members of the city centre church have been opening the doors at 9.00pm on the first Saturday of each month to people who are out enjoying Preston's nightclubs and bars. Clubbers can experience the warm ambience of Night Church and people of all ages have been visiting to sit in the peaceful atmosphere, light a candle, chat, and on occasion, pray in the church.
As well as company and quiet reflection, coffee and biscuits are on offer to those who have dropped in. The later opening has sparked all sorts of conversations with visitors, including faith issues, worship and baptism before they venture back into the city. When the doors close after midnight, members pray and thank God for a new way of sharing their faith and connecting with a community who may be asleep for the usual Sunday service.