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  "A Church without Walls
that Welcomes without Limits." 

We say this a lot, but we really mean it. First & Central is proudly progressive, and absolutely welcoming, with a mix of people of all types in leadership roles in the church.

As a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA), the nation's largest presbyterian denomination, we are pastored by a Minister of the Word and Sacrament, governed by a Session of elected Elders, and cared for by a Board of elected Deacons.

You'll find us on Rodney Square, standing proudly in the heart of downtown Wilmington, Delaware. (Alas, this is not the corner of First and Central streets, as neither street exists in Wilmington!) For more information, visit the History and Mission pages, or see links below.


Our talented staff serve our church with joy and love as they   "seek the welfare of the city."  Jeremiah 29:7

Weekly Newsletter

Learn more about our weekly informa-tion and sign up for the e-newsletter. Click for this week's missive (as PDF).


See everything that's going on!


Find peace, reflect, and enjoy the silence. Walk the Labyrinth every fourth Wednesday of the month. 

Mission Study Report

A detailed snapshot of the church in 2021. Contact the church for access to linked appendices.

Building Use

Whether celebrating a wedding, remembering a loved one, or hosting a business meeting, we hope you find the warmth in our church building. 

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