The official opening of the Cross Street Centre on 9 September 1989 followed a long period of thinking about the future work of the church. An overwhelming feeling shared by the members was that we needed to make the most of our special position close to the city centre. We also wanted a building that was light, inviting.and accessible to those with disabilities. To meet our vision, it also needed to be open every day not just to our own organisations but to groups serving the community.