‘Creating a vibrant global community bringing lasting transformation to Canning Town, London and the world’

People first is the key because projects for the sake of projects will only have a short term impact. We are about relationships, long term, long term because we are here for the long term. Different projects and services facilitate the opportunities to meet with local people and connect but it does not stop there. It is the platform from which we get to find out about the real needs of those people and find specific and personal ways of meeting them.

What we do

A full programme of activities takes place at RCC, with people coming through our doors seven days a week. All that work with us are part of the River Community, the umbrella for all the work carried out under the River Christian Centre. Listed below are our primary partners, of whom we have developed strong relationships over many years of service together. All these groups share the RCC vision and ethos which is the key component when working together.

RCC is Home to:

River Church

Iglesia Christiana de Newham (Spanish Church Congregation)

Destiny Life Church (Swahili Speaking Church Congregation) 

RCC Runs:

Abrahams Care (Full day crèche and after school care for children)

The Big Breakfast (Homeless Food Program)

River Youth (Youth Programme)

River Kids (Children's Programme)

River Training Centre (Training in Childcare and Child Protection) 

RCC works in Partnership with:

Alongside U (Support for children of families with HIV & AIDS)

Caramel Rock (Youth Project in Fashion Design & Street Dance)

First Fruit Housing (Supported Living Accommodation)

Poles for Poles (Homelessness Support Program)

XLP (Gap-Year Youth Program)

Roger Grassham

RCC Managing Director