Mellor Brook is approximately 4 miles (6 km) north-west of Blackburn.
The community centre land (acquired in 1823) was purchased by the Church of England in 1833. The premises became known as St Saviours Chapel. The building was used as a primary school right up until 1962 after which time the Church sold it to the parish councils of the area. In 1966 Mellor Brook Community Centre came into existence and has been such ever since.