Directory: Kensington Area
From Knightsbridge to the ancient bridge that leads into Staines, the parishes of the Kensington Area serve hugely diverse and dynamic communities.
The Area is also home to St Mellitus College, a major hub for theological education.
The Kensington Area includes the west London Boroughs of Hammersmith and Fulham, Hounslow, Kensington and Chelsea, the borough of Richmond north of the Thames, and the Surrey Borough of Spelthorne. Spanning from Knightsbridge to the ancient bridge that crosses the Thames into Staines, the parishes of the Kensington Area serve hugely diverse and dynamic communities.
Our churches include a vibrant array of Anglican traditions, and vary in style and setting, from many churches with larger congregations, including Holy Trinity Brompton (the home of the Alpha course) and the historic St Mary Abbots on Kensington High Street, to fresh expressions of church on inner-city estates, in suburban settings, as well as some village churches in the Spelthorne Deanery. There are 98 parishes, and 114 churches serving a population of over 800,000 people.
The Church of England is actively involved in education across the Kensington Area, with 31 Church of England schools providing an outstanding education to over 12,000 pupils.
It is also a significant home for theological training, with St Mellitus College training over 100 ordinands (and many hundreds of other students) at its state-of-the-art premises at St Jude’s Earls Court.
Chaplains serve across higher education, as well as in 11 hospitals and three prisons, including the Young Offenders Institution in Feltham.
The Bishop of Kensington spoke on new approaches to personhood, housing and institutional culture in light of the Grenfell Tower fire of 2017.
The Capital Vision 2020 goal to create 100 new worshipping communities in London, hit half-way with the launch of French Connect in Kensington.
An evangelistic contemporary music gig saw 25 young people respond to the gospel at Christ Church W4, part of Capital Youth.
A week of mission activities took place in Kensington schools that challenged students to think about faith and prayer. The first schools mission of its kind.
The launch of a Youth Minster in Sunbury saw over 200 under-18s attend a concert opened by the church’s youth band and headlined … Read more
The historic St Clement’s Church, Notting Dale, marked 150 years since its consecration in 1867 with a special anniversary service and Patronal Mass.
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The Kensington Area Clergy Residential takes place on the 2-5 July 2019, at The Hayes Conference Centre Swanwick, Derbyshire.