We need to reach more of the existing population, but also those arriving and moving into many of the new areas being built. The Diocese of London will start 100 new worshipping communities over the next seven years in different ways, in different places, for different people. What could this look like in your parish, deanery or area?
Could it be a new build in a new residential community; a parish that needs a fresh start; a partnership grafting new people into an existing church; starting a new congregation reaching a different people group; planting a team into an estate; starting a church in a local school; planting a network church; establishing a missional community in a hard to reach place? The opportunities are enormous. What could it be for you?
Many of the people involved in setting up or running the 100 new worshipping communities have made short films to tell their stories. Visit the videos page to see these or find out more about the new church of St Francis at the Engine Room in Hale Village.
Centre for Church Planting and Growth
The Centre for Church Planting and Growth supports people across the Diocese in creating or renewing 100 new worshipping communities. Visit www.centreforchurchplanting.org for resources, stories and guidance.