Who We Are
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.
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 who provides our apostolic input and we meet regularly with leaders and churches from across the sphere.
You can find out more about Taking Ground and Salt and Light UK at
As a sphere we run a number of initiatives including:
Vision & Values
Our Church Vision is
LOVE GOD - LOVE PEOPLE
As a church, our vision serves to remind us that everything we do should be about loving God and loving people. These two statements drive everything we are and do as a church.
Our values set out what we as a church believe and what is important to us; they have shaped what our church looks like today.
Jesus at the Centre
A people who know and love Jesus. We recognise that He is the Cornerstone of our faith and the Rock on which the Church is built. We believe He was crucified for our sins and rose from the dead to give us new life. As a people we acknowledge that He is Saviour, Lord and God and that His name is the only name by which men can be saved.
A People of the Spirit
A people who believe in the power, presence and person of the Holy Spirit. We believe He is the third person of the Trinity who works with the Father and the Son, Jesus Christ, to bring all things under the Lordship of Christ. We believe in the gifts that He gives to grow and mature the Church and we believe that He bears fruit in people’s lives which causes them to become more Christ-like.
People of the Book
We believe that all scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realise what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. We believe that we should conduct our lives by scriptural principles and that we hear Jesus through scripture by the Holy Spirit. We look to be a people who know the Bible well and who make frequent use of this very precious gift from God.
People are Important
We understand that Jesus came to serve people and that in serving them, He sacrificed Himself. We recognise that we are to have the same attitude as Jesus. We want to be a people who serve the needs of others, showing them the importance Jesus placed on people.
A Kingdom People
We want to be a people who extend Jesus’ rule and reign and follow His practices and principles. We want to bring the Kingdom into being by following Him. By doing so we believe His Kingdom affects the hearts and minds of individuals and every other area of life.
A Missional People
A people who understand that the gospel message is for the whole world and that the great commission is for the whole Church. Together in a variety of creative ways we aim to proclaim Christ in every aspect of our culture.
An Ephesians 4 People
A people who receive gladly from Jesus the gifts of the apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor and teacher. We see the purpose of these gifts as equipping God’s people for the mission He has called them to and the strengthening of the Church.
Core Leadership Team:
Our church is lead by a team of Elders and leaders that form our Core Leadership Team.
This team, led by our Senior Leader Miles Banner, set the vision and direction for MCC.
As well as pastoral and leadership responsibilities, the team also serve and lead is many areas across the life of the church.
Senior Leader & Elder
Our Deacons take responsibility for specific areas across the life of the church.
Deacon - Pastoral
Deacon - Pastoral
Deacon - Chair of Trustees
As a church we are blessed to have our home at The St Aidan's Centre. This building is the base for our Sunday Services and many of our ministries including our Foodbank Distribution Centre. On Sunday's it has space for our main service, kids & youth groups.
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.