Planting the seed
We work with churches and leaders in London and across the country to start new congregations and churches. Whether you’re an experienced church planter or exploring church planting, we’d love to encourage you to join a Plant course, attend our Church Planting Conference in June, or read more about what’s going on in your area.
“I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow. So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow – 1 Corinthians 3:6-7″
London Diocese New Worshipping Communities
We want to multiply new worshipping communities across the capital in order to reach new people, in new places in new ways. Our team is part of the Diocese of London’s vision to see 100 new worshipping communities planted in London by 2020.
These new worshipping communities vary in size, context and church tradition. Examples include establishing a missional community in a home, planting into an estate, revitalising an existing parish church, reopening a closed church, building a new church in a new residential community and starting a new congregation to reach a different group of people.
Check out some of these new worshipping communities in London:
Our vision is to see a worshipping community of every estate in London. We want to be good news on our estates, sharing the love of Jesus and allowing every person the opportunity to belong to a worshipping community.
Helen Shannon, leader of church@five in East Finchley, and her team are working to make this vision a reality. Read the full story here or see some highlights from The Grove, a missional community on the Gurnell Grove Estate.
What is your next step?
Come and talk with us about your ideas
London Resource Churches
London resource churches work with their bishops to expand mission and multiply ministries across the capital. Resource churches are a key way of promoting church planting as they start or revitalise churches, develop initiatives with a strategic city-wide, outward-facing vocation, and create resources for the wider Church.
Designated by the London bishops, resource churches are intentional about:
City Centre Resource Churches
The 60 largest urban areas in England are home to 29 million people, half the population of the country. A massive increase in church planting is needed to reach these urban areas. Global research shows that church planting is the most effective way to multiply new disciples. Even the biggest city churches cannot reach the city on their own, but they can release their capacity to energise a city vision that many other churches can get behind.
At the invitation of dioceses across the country, we support the following city centre resource churches, click here to see the list