Formally a Cinema, Southend Christian Fellowship bought the Plaza Centre in the late 1980’s and have developed and refurbished the facility extensively for our own use and to serve the wider local community. The Centre hums with activity as different groups and individuals use the facility throughout the week, daytime, evenings and weekends. In addition to meeting room space, there is office space for the staff who are employed by SCF and work from the building. More information about the numerous activities that take place within the building can be found under subsequent pages of the website and on our Calendar. We also have a room that is set aside for prayer and is available at any time the Centre is open.
The Plaza Centre is also a popular venue for other church and community groups and organisations to use during the day, evenings or at weekends. We regularly hold events which are open to other churches or jointly organised with them.
1 Small Step- For a number of years we had a balcony that was not quite finished. In 2012 following a number of prophetic words and following our vision to ‘enlarge the place of our tent’ we took the decision to push forward on raising the funds to complete the project and provide another 180 seats in the balcony overlooking our main auditorium. This was completed in August 2013 and we have been using the space consistently on a Sunday morning and for other events.
In more recent years we have installed a lift, making the upstairs rooms accessible to everyone. Currently we are refurbishing the upstairs area, we plan to have a new meeting room and upstairs bathrooms completed in the near future.
Our next step in redeveloping the Plaza centre in order to expand and improve the current facilities has been named the ‘Growing Room’ Project. We are looking to improve the use of space we have available and create room in which people can grow! For more details on this exciting project click here.