About Us

History

MCCC started as a fellowship in 1966 following a visit from the late Pastor Wang, the founder of COCM. A small group gathered for Bible studies in student’s flats and later met regularly on Sunday afternoon in the basement of the City Mission Centre at St. Ann’s Square. In 1967, we moved to a large room in Albert Hall, opposite the Free Trade hall. Because of the growing number and the members’ spiritual hunger for outreach, there was a need for a meeting place of our own. We prayed and God compassionately provided a building in Moss Side in 1968, members of the former McDougal Mission, now part of the Union Hall, donated their old furnished building to the Fellowship.

Due to a development order, the City Council compulsorily purchased and demolished the premises in 1974. As compensation, the Council provided us the new Whalley Range Centre which was completed in 1977. During the interim period between 1974 and 1977, the fellowship met at St. Peter’s Chaplaincy, Oxford Road.

At the official opening ceremony in 1977, the Fellowship advisor, the late R A Bosshardt, unveiled the plaque and revealed these assuring words, “And my God will supply every need of yours according to His riches in Glory in Christ Jesus” Phil 4:19. On reflection, this verse has been the living testimony of God’s faithfulness.

Beliefs

The Church accepts the Christian Faith as set forth in the Old and New Testaments, and as summarised in the historic creeds of the Christian Church. Among other equally Biblical truths we believe and maintain the following:

  1. The divine inspiration and infallibility of Holy Scripture as originally given and its supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct;
  2. The unity of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit in the Godhead;
  3. The universal sinfulness and guilt of human nature since the Fall, rendering man subject to God’s wrath and condemnation;
  4. Redemption from the guilt, penalty and power of sin only through the sacrificial death (as our Representative and Substitute) of Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Son of God;
  5. The resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead;
  6. The necessity of the work of the Holy Spirit to make the death of Christ effective to the individual sinner, granting him repentance toward God and faith in Jesus Christ;
  7. The indwelling and work of the Holy Spirit in the believer;
  8. The expectation of the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ.