In an October interview with Premier Radio on the subject of evangelism, the Bishop of London, Rt Revd Richard Chartres, said he’s constantly looking to form new worshipping communities. While attendances across the Church of England are reported to be marginally falling, the Church in London is bucking the trend. “By painful incremental change,” says Chartres, “the conditions came about for a transformation of the morale. There’s [now] an enormous ‘can do’ sense in the diocese which has actually grown quite significantly. The electoral role has doubled since 1990.” The
Diocese of London is almost half way through a project called Capital Vision 2020 which is looking to continue the growth. The diocese is focussing on becoming a Church which is Christcentred
and outward looking. Part of the vision is to see 100 new worshipping communities created by 2020. The Diocese of London has further invested in this area of church growth through the revived position of Bishop of Islington. The position, which has been unfilled for almost 100 years, has been taken up by Rt Revd Ric Thorpe, with responsibilities for growing new congregations.
Source: Premier News
Bible Study: Jeremiah 17:14-15
PRAISE God that the Church of England and other churches are seeing considerable growth in the Capital. Pray for revival among London’s millions.