Restoration and History
Christchurch Christian Centre (Formerly known as Millhams Street Elim Church), Christchurch is situated on the outskirts of Bournemouth and the New Forest.
The first church on this site was built in the 1600’s and the present building was erected in 1867 and is now a Grade II listed building.
Until 1998 the building was used by the United Reformed Church, however, Elim purchased the property for £1. The nominal price was due to the poor condition that the building was in. For us (the new congregation), this was a mammoth restoration project.
We had moved on from a small overcrowded church building in Jumpers Road to this larger facility that also has a hall and five class rooms.