What We Do
Dublin Central Mission (DCM) is a part of the Dublin District of the Methodist Church in Ireland and one of five Methodist city missions on the island of Ireland. Our vision is to reflect God's love by welcoming, serving and supporting those who need it most.
Expressing our Christian faith in practice, the Mission is comprised of:
- A Church and social action centre (Lower Abbey Street). The congregation gathers here to worship and share community. Self-help programmes, english conversation and art classes, a homeless ministry and an open doors programme attract over 1200 people to the centre each week.
- A church community in Blanchardstown, Dublin 15.
- Services to the older person- two sheltered housing complexes and a nursing home in South Dublin, serving over 130 people.
Following the ministry example of Jesus we strive to ensure that the groups of people we relate to are always treated as individuals, whether that be in church, in the city centre or in our services to the older person.
"When Jesus saw Zacchaeus in a tree looking for him (Luke 19) he stopped and gave him time with the result that Zacchaeus’s life was transformed. In a nutshell, that is what Dublin Central Mission is all about. In our churches, nursing home, sheltered housing complexes and Abbey Street Centre we aim to be available, in the name of Christ, to do what we can to help meet the needs of people.
I am a minister of the Methodist Church in Ireland and am appointed to Dublin Central Mission. I have background oversight of all of DCM’s work but my main job is to pastor the congregation at Abbey Street and to be available to meet with and pray with users of our premises there. So, if ever you are in Abbey Street why not join us for worship on a Sunday or on a weekday. Just ask at reception if you would like to say hi or if you would like someone to listen to you and/or pray with you.
Thank you for taking time to visit our website, I hope you will find that Dublin Central Mission works hard to fulfill its Mission Statement of Welcoming, Serving and Supporting."
Rev. Dr. Laurence Graham.
Superintendent Minister, Dublin Central Mission.