© Outreach Community Church 2018 (Reg  Charity: SC040467)

© Photography: Jake Matheson & Les Hoggan

The Epicentre

Townhead St

Strathaven, ML10 6DJ

Our Community

Outreach Community Church (OCC) was planted in August 2000 by Pastors Roddy and Janette Gillies with the vision and purpose of bringing a modern, culturally relevant Pentecostal expression of church to our community. This has remained true to our origins and is now a well established work comprising of an enthusiastic group of people from a variety of church backgrounds and none, worshiping together in a vibrant and relaxed atmosphere and environment.

Having met for the first twelve years in a local community hall we secured our own building in the form of a vacant Church of Scotland building in 2012. Following a four months refurbishment programme The Epicentre was born, situated in the heart of Strathaven, the historic market village in South Lanarkshire , Scotland.

As well as the base for our church activities it also houses our fantastic, contemporary coffee house called The Crib Community Coffee House which is a hub of activity and a great meeting place. We serve great food and amazing coffee six days a week. The Epicentre is a sought after venue for community events due to its well equipped audio visual capability, stage lighting and fantastic natural acoustics. Over the last 5 years we have hosted a variety of events including plays, folk festivals, conferences, charity nights, school concerts and more!

Outreach Community Church is part of a Global movement of churches focused on leadership, discipleship & vision called Synergy Christian Churches which is headed up by Pastor Andy Elmes of  Family Church Portsmouth.