The Elmgrove Centre started in 1989 with SPACE and from 1992 was run by
Christian Enterprises Trust (CET), which was founded to serve in the community and to foster initiatives which promote unity among Christian churches and organisations.
Over the years the Elmgrove Centre has seen many changes:
Once a traditional lofty and beautiful Anglican Church with pews, organ, font, choir stalls, it became a large open pine-floored interior with a kitchen, a large meeting room, a main office and four smaller rooms with a balcony above.
From a building used just one day a week for church services it has grown to hosting a huge variety of activities whilst still welcoming Sunday services. Activities as diverse as rehearsals for BBC's 'Strictly Come Dancing' and for Cameron Balloons to inflate and test a hot air balloon!
The Elmgrove Centre has also been the host venue for circus skills workshops, making a hang glider and for an Elizabethan banquet; rehearsals and performances for brass bands, choirs and theatre groups; as a night shelter, for debt counselling and therapy sessions; for Burns night, ceilidhs and anniversary parties; for corporate training days and for dance and exercise classes; for children's soft play and a café and crèche, and we are looking forward to much more!