Visiting Central

Location & Office Hours

Located in the heart of historic Atlanta, Central Presbyterian is convenient to those walking, driving or taking public transit to our church. We are located directly across the street from the state Capitol at the corner of Washington Street and Martin Luther King, Jr., Drive. General parking is available on Sundays, and for other evening and weekend Central sponsored events in the parking garage at  Department of Public Safety Garage, 180 Central Avenue, SW.

Our Street Address | 201 Washington St SW, Atlanta, GA 30303

Office Hours | Monday –  Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Office Phone | (404) 659-0274

You can discover more about Central’s worship services, parking, childcare, and accessibility below.

  • Worship 11 a.m. Sundays
    Worship offers a great opportunity for us to join in community as we offer glory, praise and thanksgiving to God. Central has a rich tradition of a welcoming and warm congregation complemented with inspired preaching and a renowned music program.

    While we have moved our worship services online during the COVID-19 crisis, we have not sacrificed the content that makes our services meaningful. You can join us here, on our Facebook page and our YouTube channel to worship with us.

    All other church activities on our campus have been suspended as well due to COVID-19. We have many online opportunities to connect.

    Taizé Service | 7 p.m. first Tuesday of each month in Rand Chapel (October – May)
    The 45-minute service includes sung prayers, simple, beautiful music, a time of silence, spoken and silent prayers, and opportunity for individual prayer and anointing.  Free parking for this service is available on Washington Street in front of the church.

    During the COVID-19 suspension, Taizé services will be held online.  The next Taizé service is Tuesday, May 2, at 7:00 p.m.

    Sunday School | 9:45 a.m. Sundays
    Central offers Sunday morning learning opportunities for all ages. Adult classes meet around Tull Hall, the youth meet on the third floor of the Campbell-Eagan Building, and children meet on the second floor of the Oglesby Building. When you arrive, a greeter will help you find your way! You can find more information about our classes and opportunities on our Connecting with Central page.

  • Handicap parking is available during all Central events on Washington Street in front of the church entrance. Handicap access to the sanctuary and Tull Fellowship Hall is available through the entrance to Rand Chapel, the building facing Washington Street nearest MLK. Refer to the section “Is Central accessible for persons with disabilities” for more information about handicap access.

    General parking is available on Sundays, and for other evening and weekend Central sponsored events, at the State of Georgia Department of Public Safety Garage, 180 Central Avenue, SW. CPC_MapToParkingGarage.jpgYou can stop at the curb in front of the church to discharge passengers. To reach the parking garage, continue on Washington Street to the second traffic light (Trinity Avenue). Turn right on Trinity and go one block to Central Avenue. Turn right onto Central, go one block, and cross Mitchell Street. The Department of Public Safety Building is on the right in the next block of Central Avenue just before you reach the Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Click here for a downloadable and printable pdf of this map. 

    On-street parking is also available on Sundays on Mitchell Street and around the state capitol building.

    Please note, parking is not available for non-Central groups meeting at the church during the business day.

  • Children of all ages are welcome to attend worship with their parents. We have a nursery for children under 5 years old, open from 9:45am until 12:15pm. Preschool through elementary-aged children have Sunday School on the second floor, and there is a special time with young children in worship. 

    For more details about childcare at Central, see our children’s page.

  • Yes. Our church building and facilities are handicap accessible.

    The elevator at the entrance to Rand Chapel on Washington Street provides access to the Sanctuary and Tull Fellowship Hall.

    The elevator in the main hallway of the Oglesby building provides access to all floors of the building including access via the second floor to the sanctuary.

    The elevator at the Campbell-Eagan Entrance provides access to all floors of the Campbell-Eagan Building including the nursery and gym.

    Access Ramps
    The southern entrance ramp to the courtyard on Washington Street is ADA compliant.  This entry provides access to Tull Fellowship Hall, the Oglesby Building, and the Campbell-Eagan Building.

    The sidewalk leading from the alley/MLK is also an ADA-compliant ramp.  This entry provide access to all buildings by way of the Campbell-Eagan entrance.

    Central can provide a wheelchair and curb ramp. Both are located in the Narthex of Rand Chapel. Please see a Greeter or Usher for assistance.

    On Sundays, handicapped parking spaces are marked on Washington Street.

  • Office Hours: Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.; Fridays 8:00 a.m.  12:30 p.m.

    Office Phone:  404.659.0274

    Find contact information for specific staff members here.

  • Connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

    Check our online calendar.

  • Contact Jasiel Hernandez, Associate Pastor, for information about how to join Central.

Sunday Morning

Central is back in the sanctuary !If you are not comfortable returning, you may join us on our website, Facebook or YouTube. Our services begin at 11 a.m. on Sundays.

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