Our Story

The Megacentre Rayleigh is the operating name for the registered charity ‘Active Christian Trust’ (1015452) and the company ‘Warehouse Centre Ltd’.  The company is wholly owned by the trust and both entities work as one to forward the vision of bringing joy, hope and life to the whole community.

The work of the Megacentre began in 1994, when the charity was formed in response to a need for young people to have somewhere to go and something to do.  Local churches and members of the community joined together to raise funds, remodel the building and run activities.  The business was developed as a further way to provide for the community – through recreational activity – and to help cover the costs of running the centre, paying the mortgage and developing the work that we do.  All profits generated by the centre are re-invested into developing the community programmes we run.  Over the years this has allowed us to employ professional youth workers and family workers to run a diverse range of programmes for our local community.  These programmes include open youth clubs, schools support, family intervention programmes, parenting courses, one-to-one support and family sessions as well as support for those with additional need.

The work of the Megacentre has a Christian ethos and exists to serve all young people, families and community members regardless of their position of faith.  Whilst prayer and worship is part of our community, we employ some staff and welcome volunteers who would not identify themselves as Christians.  Our belief is that Jesus values life as precious, so much so that He gave His life for us.  This underpins our vision to bring joy, hope and life and our heart is to give our lives in service to our community.

The work of the centre relies heavily upon the generosity of the local community giving both time, as volunteers, and finances as regular supporters. Without this assistance our work would not be able to exist.

If you would like to help out in any way – either as a volunteer or becoming a regular giver – please visit the ‘Get Involved’ section of the site.

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