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.