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The activities of the Church of England within London are many and varied, taking place within our parishes, chaplaincies, schools and other organisations.

In 2012 we began a journey together to renew our vision for serving Jesus Christ in this great World City over the coming years. On 6 June 2013 this became our Capital Vision 2020.

Within this section you can find out about the ways the Church is present in London – in our local parish churches, chaplaincies, church plants and missional communities – and find out about the ordained and lay people who lead them.

The Church of England in London runs thousands of groups working with children and young people, refugees and asylum seekers, the homeless and runaways, the unemployed and the lonely, families and the elderly, people with disabilities, physical and mental illness, addictions and debt management problems, ex-offenders and prisoners. We are committed to environmental issues, fair trade and making London a better place for ethnic minorities. Many of these groups are supported by our Community Ministry team.

Our local and international partnerships are important to us, including those with dioceses in Africa through ALMA, our European links with Berlin-Brandenburg, and locally our relationships with other faith groups.

Within the changing landscape of the city, there are always new communities being formed. Our strategic development team works to identify and respond to new housing developments and areas of growth. Their current projects are described in this section.

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Capital Vision 2020

Capital Vision 2020: Confident, Compassionate and Creative

We share a vision of a Church for London that is Christ-centred and outward looking.

Strategic programmes

People from the Engine Room at Hale Village in Tottenham

London constantly changes and is home to large development and regeneration projects. We must be responsive to these changes and re-evaluate how we deploy our valuable resources.

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People from all works of life contribute their time and effort in the ministry of the Church of England.

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Our presence in the community

We are present in every community through our network of people, parishes and other organisations.

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Our global links

Clergy procession into the Consecration of Bishop Carlos Matsinhe

In today’s interconnected world loving your neighbour starts at home but extends throughout the world.

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