River Christian Centre

Welcome from the MD

Roger Grassham

I have the privilege of leading this amazing charity forwards into a new era of community outreach and 3rd sector charitable work. Our vision/mission statement (Reaching; Resourcing; Releasing) is one that truly recognises that ‘people matter more that things’, something that has been very important to us over many years.


We have a long history of service to the community that goes back to 1894 (Malvern Mission), to Docklands No 1 Settlement in the 1920's onwards with Sir Reginald Kennedy Cox, Mayflower Family Centre from 1958 (started by Rev David Sheppard) and more recently in 2003 the River Christian Centre. Throughout all these years the focus has been care for people as stated by the quote above from the late George Burton (Youth worker for the late Right Reverend Lord Sheppard).

We offer a wide range of public benefit services that cover all ages and that enable us to support and care for children, young and older people whether working, retired or facing other circumstances.

At heart we are a Christian faith-based charity and this provides us with the motivation and support volunteer network to offer support to all people regardless of their background and circumstances. Our staff and volunteers are motivated by a love, compassion and willingness to serve our community for the benefit of all people.

It is our desire to influence our local community for good and to be engaged in all aspects of community life. To this end we want to make sure that our services and facilities are fit for purpose for future generations too. Together with our 'Partner Charities' based at RCC, we want to 'serve' people in the east end of London by providing meaningful support to felt needs as well as offer training and support to fulfil their potential.

Please contact us to find out more details of the work we do and to come and visit the centre, home to one of the very few Grade II listed buildings in this part of the City.

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