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The Proper Place

Liam Thatcher |

Liam Thatcher talks technology and the place it occupies in our busy modern lives. A few months ago, my wife and I were at The Tate Modern. We’d spent an hour or so wandering through the exhibitions, our senses being stimulated by the weird, wonderful selection of artworks. We turned...

Wednesday (Matthew 26:10-13)

ChristChurch London |

As Jesus continued to teach in the Temple, some of the religious leaders decided to take action. They plotted to arrest and kill him,...

Tuesday (Mark 12:1-12)

ChristChurch London |

It was the Tuesday of Passover week. Thousands of worshippers continued to flock to the Temple to offer their sacrifices. But today...

Monday (Mark 11:15-18)

ChristChurch London |

The streets of Jerusalem were filled with celebration, as crowds arrived to celebrate the Passover. Thousands of people trekked up...

STEPS on screen

ChristChurch London |

Many of you will have heard about the STEPS course, which is a 12-week course designed to help people find freedom from unhelpful...

Dan’s story // STEPS

Dan Ryland |

Imagine you’re back in school running one of those “beloved” cross-country races. You’re halfway through and you hit that...

Freedom from fear // STEPS

ChristChurch London |

We asked Kim* to share her experiences from the most recent STEPS course in Limehouse. I started STEPS because I felt like there...

Finding Refuge: An update from Turkey

Hannah Joy |

In 2016 Hannah Joy, who is part of the East Service, moved out to Turkey to work with Syrian and Iraqi refugees. She wrote to give us...

New Chapters: Central Service

ChristChurch London |

There’s a couple of shifts taking place at the ChristChurch London Central Service. We sat down with leaders Andy Tilsley and David...

Stories from Alpha

Francesca Lionetti |

Francesca shares her story of Alpha and the change it made to her life. At the beginning I decided to start attending...

The Loneliness of Convenience

Elise Lamsdale |

We all know that the best part about Christmas is the food, right? Sure, spending time with family, sure, all the presents, sure,...

Compassion at Christmas

Tim Frisby |

At the Carol Services on Dec 10th we will be taking up a special offering to raise money for one of the Compassion projects we...

Stop. Look. Listen.

Andy Tilsley |

I’ve been staring at Rembrandt’s masterpiece, ‘The Return of the Prodigal Son’ a lot recently. It was one of his final works,...

Living Life With Purpose

Emma Boyle |

I had been an office wage slave for the past seven years. The field of work in which I somehow found myself wasn’t meaningless, it...

Holidays and Hope

Chloe Wang |

In August 2017, with the support from ChristChurch London’s South Service, I went to Romania and volunteered for a week with a...

Compassion: Stories from Rwanda

Tim Frisby |

In September Tim Frisby, our Social Action Coordinator, and Joel Wade, our East Service leader, travelled to Rwanda to visit the...

Finding Freedom: Men’s Recovery Group

ChristChurch London |

It can be really hard to face addictive or repetitive behaviour patterns on your own. The Men’s Recovery Group is a completely safe...

London is Open: Studying in the City

ChristChurch London |

With Freshers' weeks getting underway, London is opening its doors to students from all over the world. For many people the city...

Meet The Thatchers: Marriage Preparation

ChristChurch London |

We caught up with Liam and Helen Thatcher about all things marriage-related, how they negotiate living and working together, bad...

The myth of conflict

Chris Oldfield |

My name’s Chris. I have developed a sense of vocation to give what I’ve got to remedy the poverty of public understanding about...

A Place to Crash

Melanie Mackay |

Melanie and her Connect Group have spent the last few months volunteering to provide shelter and support for some of London’s most...

Certainly Uncertain

Elise Lamsdale |

Uncertainty. It’s a word we’re hearing a lot these days. Some of us are feeling uncertain about the current political climate, or...

Bubbles, Puzzles and Syria’s Children

Hannah Joy |

Last year CCL member Hannah Joy left London for Turkey, to work with Syrian refugees who have been forced to flee their homes. She...

This Ship is Sailing Forward

Elissa Day |

Elissa Day, one of our prayer team members, explains how a little prayer has been going a long way at the South Service. In the...

Under the Radar: Working on the Frontlin...

Tim Frisby |

John* worked as a bouncer at University then became a police officer, ending up in the Crime Squad of the Met Police. For the last...

Here We Are to Worship

Sarah Olowofoyeku |

Sarah shares her passion for sung worship and what it’s like to be a part of the worship team at CCL. Being part of any team is...

Taking the Plunge: Francesca’s Story

Francesca Lionetti |

Francesca explains the difference God has made in her life and why she’s decided to get baptised this Sunday at Love London. I...

Getting to Know You: Noel Robinson

Rich Butt |

We asked our worship leader, Rich, to catch up with his friend and mentor Noel Robinson before he joins us for our Empowered event at...

Taking the Plunge – Victor’s Story

Victor Ibarra |

Victor Ibarra shares his incredible journey from drug cartels in Mexico to baptism in London. I was born in Veracruz, one of the...

Counting Fish Fingers in Heaven

Emma Sawers |

Emma Sawers, one of our Kids Team leaders, explains what an honour it is to witness the youngest members of our church grow in their...

Saturday: Reunion

ChristChurch London |

‘It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, for the sun stopped shining. And the...

Friday: Triumph

ChristChurch London |

‘When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.’ (John...

Thursday: Distress

ChristChurch London |

‘Later, knowing that everything had now been finished, and so that Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, “I thirst.” A...

Wednesday: Abandonment

ChristChurch London |

‘From noon until three in the afternoon darkness came over all the land. About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud...

Tuesday: Relationship

ChristChurch London |

‘Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw...

Monday: Salvation

ChristChurch London |

‘Two other men, both criminals, were also led out with him to be executed. When they came to the place called the Skull, they...

Sunday: Forgiveness

ChristChurch London |

‘When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him there, along with the criminals - one on his right, the other on...

Seven Words from the Cross

Liam Thatcher |

I don’t respond well to pain. When I experience it, the sounds that come from my mouth tend to be a mixture of muffled grunts and...

I’m Re-Installing Instagram

Rachel Tjahjadi |

Can giving up social media fix our relationships? Rachel Tjahjadi discusses why she gave up Instagram for a month - and why she’s...

We are Family

John Archer |

John Archer, one of our Welcome Team leaders, explains why making people feel at home on a Sunday is so important. We Are Family....

Hungry Hearts

Liam Thatcher |

Bruce Springsteen famously sang: ‘Everybody needs a place to rest; Everybody wants to have a home. Don't make no difference...

Why God Calls Us to Dangerous Places

Johan Eldebo |

I once had a 5 am taxi-driver to the airport who declared that if God existed I would not need to go my chosen destination, the...

The Joy of Change

Lars Due-Christensen |

Lars Due-Christensen is one of our senior leaders and the founder of the STEPS course, which he ran successfully for many years in...

International Women’s Day

Jo Wells |

“No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of...

Swim for West Papua

ChristChurch London |

Joel Evans is going for a really long swim. In this article, he explains why it’s part of a mission to bring social justice to an...

Theology Matters: The Trinity

Liam Thatcher |

A.W. Tozer wrote: ‘What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.’ It was with...

Empowered Prayer

ChristChurch London |

‘If you know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who...

Information Overload

Louisa Richards |

I don't know if you've seen it, but there's a YouTube video of Simon Sinek speaking on the subject of millenials that’s gone viral....

The Prayer of Surrender

ChristChurch London |

‘Not my will but yours be done’ (Luke 22:42) In the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13) Jesus teaches us to pray, ‘Your kingdom...

Starting Sutton

Ian & Heather Rushton |

Heather, you and your husband Ian are overseeing the organisation and planning of a new ChristChurch London meeting! Can you tell us...

Using Our Imagination in Prayer

ChristChurch London |

On Sunday we spent some time in corporate worship reflecting on a 15th Century icon of the Trinity by Andrei Rublev. This was...

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