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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 might be completely new, so we asked the Central Students connect group to tell us about their first...

Pockets of Peace

Rich Butt |

There I am, stood on the edge of a cliff, feeling the gentle hug of the wind and watching the crystal blue sea crash against the rocks. As I take in the beauty of the scene unfolding before me I’m...

Abraham: The Father of Faith: Faith for the Future - Genesis 17

Jo Wells |

God’s promises to Abraham are not just for his generation, but for many generations to come. In a world where church attendance seems to be in decline, how can we have faith for the future?

Got The X-Mas Factor?

Liam Thatcher |

52 sleeps until Christmas! Unless you take a siesta in the middle of your working day, in which case it’s more like 89. Or if you’re an insomniac – hey rejoice, only one sleep until Christmas! But more excitingly, it’s...

What’s My Life All About?

Andy Tilsley |

This is the question that used to haunt me – like Private Ryan wondering if his life was good enough. I’m clearly not alone in this, having just been invited to speak at a central London event on ‘The Quarter...

Jesus’ Heart for Refugees

Hannah Joy |

I was reminded recently, in the most unlikely situation, of Jesus’ immeasurable love for people. I was staring in horror at an anti-immigration poster which showed a photograph of hundreds and hundreds of people walking across Croatia into Slovenia, fleeing...

A-Level Results Day

Andy Tuck |

I remember the moment I opened my A-level results. The nerves, the excitement, the expectation. The fear. My hopes and dreams seemed to be contained within one small white paper pocket. As I slowly opened the envelope I was opening...

Summer of Love: 1 John

Liam Thatcher |

Summer of Love: 1 John If you’ve been with us over the past few months, you’ll know that we’ve been preaching a series entitled The Heart of the Matter. It’s been a rollercoaster ride through various subjects to do with...

International Justice Mission

Tim Frisby |

This last Sunday we remembered the life of William Wilberforce, someone who spent his life working alongside people around the world to see slavery and the slave trade abolished throughout the British Empire. We then announced that we have made...

Mama Bear

Lizzie Salway |

My Mum is one of my closest friends. She is friendly, funny and kind. At first, however, my Mum can seem retiring and shy. She isn’t someone who asserts herself, with one noticeable exception: if someone hurt or threatened her...

Week of Prayer, Friday: The Nations

ChristChurch London |

As we finish our week of prayer in this city, let’s pray for the cities of nations around the world that are experiencing extreme loss, pain, confusion or fear at this time. Prayer: Heavenly Father, we thank you that you...

Week of Prayer, Thursday: New Vision

ChristChurch London |

After the results of the EU referendum, Justin Welby and John Sentamu released a statement, part of which said: ‘The vote to withdraw from the European Union means that now we must all re-imagine both what it means to be...

Week of Prayer, Wednesday: Government & Leading Institutions

ChristChurch London |

Our nation is shaped by many people from different sectors of society. Today let’s pray for all those who have influence, not only as they seek to work out the best way forward in their own sector, but also the...

Week of Prayer, Tuesday: Leadership

ChristChurch London |

We are advised in the Bible to pray for those who lead us, and so today we focus our prayers in that direction. Join with us as we pray for those in leadership across our nation. Prayer: Heavenly Father, you...

Week of Prayer, Monday: Peace

ChristChurch London |

Today we pray for peace. If you were with us in church yesterday, we prayed the ancient prayer of St. Francis of Assisi. Today we continue to pray for peace; for ourselves, our communities and our nations. Peace is a...

God is in Charge: A Prayer for our Nation

ChristChurch London |

Last week saw the UK voting in favour of leaving the European Union. For many this has been a difficult decision. Whilst some consider it to be a great new opportunity for us, others have expressed fear, disappointment and anger...

The Heart of the Matter: A Place to Belong

Liam Thatcher |

Britain has recently been voted the loneliness capital of Europe! More than ever before, people lack community. In this talk, from our baptism service, Liam looks at Mark 2 and considers how strong community benefits our emotional health.

Friendships & Vulnerability

Charlotte Watson |

What does the word ‘friend’ mean to you? Would you call the 200… 500… 1000 people you have on Facebook your friends? It seems that in this technology-obsessed world we have lost the meaning of friendship; true companionship. Last September,...

Submission

Andy Tuck |

A few weeks ago I gave a talk at a university Christian Union society on 1 Peter 2:11-3:7. It seemed to be well received but I came away from it dissatisfied. For while I had successfully taught through the structure...

Church without make up

Liam Thatcher |

I read a story recently about a newly married couple. All was going well until the morning after the wedding, when the groom awoke to find himself lying beside a lady he didn’t recognise. At first he thought she was...

Back to school: Three thoughts on facing change

Andy Tilsley |

Monday 10 September 1984 will forever be etched on my brain. Nerves. Excitement. Uncertainty. It was my first day of school. I stood in my short trousers and red jumper, with an impeccably coiffed side-parting (a style which was way...

Stand Alone Talks: Launch Sunday

David Stroud |

As ChristChurch London launches new services, David Stroud considers why we should have confidence that the church has an important contribution to make to London life.

Love London: Get Involved

ChristChurch London |

If we are to serve our city and help it to flourish, we will all need to play out part. This video, originally shown at Love London Sunday 2015, explores some of the ways in which people can get involved,...

Love London: The Services

ChristChurch London |

From January 2016, ChristChurch London will be meeting in four different locations each Sunday. This video, originally shown at Love London Sunday 2015, looks at what we hope to achieve through our new services. Find out more about how you can...

Love London: The Vision

ChristChurch London |

What are we passionate about at ChristChurch London? What is the plan for the next few years? And how do we want to contribute to the spiritual, social and cultural renewal of our city? This video, originally shown at Love...

Heading to Nagoya

Ben Thomas |

In October this year I will be leaving the UK and moving halfway across the world to join a church plant in Nagoya, Japan. I will be serving GraceCity Church part-time as a volunteer intern, helping them to pioneer a...

A cancelled wedding, where all are welcome!

Liam Thatcher |

Atlanta, August 2013. Tamara Fowler’s wedding day was fast approaching. The venue was booked, the catering arranged, the guests invited. Her parents were putting the final touches to this lavish event. Then 40 days before the wedding, Tamara called the...

Theology Matters: The Gospels: Session 7 – Symbols: Monotheism and Election

Liam Thatcher |

In this seminar, Liam Thatcher and Andy Tuck look at how Jesus treated the central symbols of Judaism. In particular, they consider what he had to say about Monotheism and Election: who is God and who are His people. Download...

Simplify: Simplify your Relationships - Luke 6:12-19

Andy Tuck |

Relationships take time, effort and work to maintain. Deep friendships don’t just happen; they need to be invested in. In this talk, Andy Tuck looks at the relationships that matter most and offers some principles for how to maintain and strengthen...

ChristChurch London heads South of the River

David Stroud |

On the second Sunday in January 2016 ChristChurch London will be starting a new Sunday morning service south of the river. We will be having an exploratory meeting on the evening of June 11 (venue tbc) for anyone who is...

Introducing the Council of Reference

David Stroud |

As many of you who are part of the church are aware, we have been on a journey over these last few years as we have sought to clarify who we are and the mission that God has given us....

ChristChurch London: Our People

ChristChurch London |

What is ChristChurch London? Perhaps more than anything else, it is a community – a group of people seeking to work together for the good of the city that they love. This video offers a snapshot into some of the people...

Looking Forward to the Next Ten Years

Mal Fletcher |

This October, ChristChurch London turns 10 years old! Mal Fletcher, founder and chairman of 2020 plus, has recorded this video to wish us a happy birthday and suggest three things that the church should expect and look for in the...

How to get Plugged into ChristChurch London

Cameron Myers |

If I could choose only one word to sum up ChristChurch London as a community, it would be the word ‘body’. It’s because I see my church not just as an organisation but as a living, breathing organism. One in...

The Art of Neighbouring: Finding Community - Acts 2:42-47

David Stroud |

Neighbouring is ultimately about finding a community in which we can flourish and have something to contribute. In this final week of our series, David Stroud looks at the importance of community and considers the role the church has to play in...

Nehemiah: Nehemiah 13

David Stroud |

The book of Nehemiah ends with a heart-breaking passage. Many of the trusted officials have failed, and the reforms that have been instituted have fallen apart. Nehemiah returns to the city to straighten out the problems. In the final week...

Nehemiah: Nehemiah 12:27-47

Liam Thatcher |

Nehemiah 12 paints the picture of a city that is teeming with life as musicians use their skills and passions to create a sound that echoes far and wide. In the penultimate week of our Nehemiah series, Liam Thatcher looks...

Nehemiah: Nehemiah 10:28-39

David Stroud |

The people of God make a commitment to honour God through the way that they live and how they use their resources. In this talk, David looks at the challenge of using our relationships, our time and our resources to...

Nehemiah: Nehemiah 8:13-18

Liam Thatcher |

Whilst reading the Bible, the people stumble over the story of an ancient ritual: the feast of booths. They celebrate it together, with joy and feasting, but a sad irony lingers over the story… In the ninth week of our...

Nehemiah: Nehemiah 8:1-12

David Stroud |

Ezra stands up before the people and reads from the book of the law, causing the people to celebrate and worship. In the eighth week of our Nehemiah series, David looks at the central importance of the word of God...

Nehemiah: Nehemiah 7:1-5

Andy Tilsley |

The walls have been completed, but the city is empty. In chapter 7, Nehemiah appoints leaders and ensures everyone is in the right place, ready for the influx of people. In this talk, Andy Tilsley looks at the things we...

Nehemiah: Nehemiah 6:1-14

Liam Thatcher |

Life is full of distractions; things that tempt you off course, and cause you to neglect the important things God has called you to do. In this talk, Liam Thatcher looks at the challenges faced in Nehemiah 6 and considers...

Nehemiah: Nehemiah 5:1-19

Andy Tilsley |

Nehemiah, concerned that people are being mistreated, challenges the officials about the way they are exploiting the poor. In the fifth week of our series, Andy looks at the role we have to play in caring for those in need,...

Nehemiah: Nehemiah 4:1-23

David Stroud |

Building the church is not always easy; there are plenty of challenges and dangers along the way. In this fourth week of our series, David looks at Nehemiah 4 considering the kinds of opposition the people of God faced, and...

Nehemiah: Nehemiah 3:1-32

David Stroud |

God has made each of us differently, with a unique combination of skills and passions. Each of us has a valuable role to play in God’s plan. In this talk Andy Tilsley looks at Nehemiah 3 and considers how we...

Nehemiah: Nehemiah 2:1-20

Andy Tilsley |

Convinced that God has a contribution for him to make, Nehemiah makes a bold request of King Artaxerxes and leads a small group of people in an ambitious plan to rebuild the city of God. In week two of our...

Nehemiah: Nehemiah 1:1-11

David Stroud |

455 BC: The people of God are in exile, seemingly defeated. But Nehemiah refuses to give into pessimism, believing that God has called them to be a blessing to the world. In this first week of our new series, David...

Up – In – Out

Andy Tilsley |

The year is 2003. I was part of a television crew looking to expose a conman in Wales. It was exciting. I’ve always thought of myself as a character in a James Bond movie (I’ll leave you to guess which...

Stand Alone Talks: Love London Sunday

David Stroud |

What is there not to love about London? Seven years in and we are just as passionate about our city as we ever have been. Love London Sunday is a real highlight of the calendar; an opportunity to celebrate everything...

Riots. What on earth do we do?

Andy Tilsley |

London is a mess. Like everyone else I’ve been shocked, saddened, angered, frustrated, watching so many images of violence, destruction, animosity and downright hatred. I was in Tottenham just before the riots broke out on Saturday, and you would never...

LittleBig Church: Wives and Husbands - Ephesians 5:21-24; Ephesians 6:1-4

David Stroud |

How should the gospel affect our family life? In this talk, David will look at what Paul has to say about the relationships between wives and husbands, and children and parents.

LittleBig Church: God Gives Gifts - Ephesians 4:7-16

David Stroud |

In Ephesians 4, Paul speaks about gifts that God has given for the strengthening of the church. What are apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers? Do these roles still exist today? And what difference do they make to the way...

LittleBig Church: Fighting for Unity - Ephesians 3:14; Ephesians 4:6

Andy Tilsley |

The word ‘university’ literally means ‘unity in diversity.’ This is a brilliant picture of what God wants for His church; a diverse people who are deeply united and closely knit. This week, we will look at Paul’s prayer for the...

LittleBig Church: The Wisdom of God - Ephesians 3:1-13

David Stroud |

If you were to ask around, what do people think of the church, I wonder what answers you would hear? Boring? Irrelevant? Out of date? God’s view of the church is altogether more positive. In this talk, we see that...

LittleBig Church: One New Man - Ephesians 2:11-22

Simon Ash |

The good news about Jesus breaks down division and mends broken relationships. This talk will look at how the gospel has overcome the divisions between Jew and Gentile, and man and God, making us into a family, and a dwelling...

LittleBig Church: Dead Men Walking - Ephesians 2:1-10

Liam Thatcher |

Ephesians two opens with three vivid pictures of man’s predicament without God, and three ways in which the good news of Jesus meets our deepest needs.

LittleBig Church: The Head and the Body - Ephesians 1:15-23

Andy Tilsley |

In the second week of our new series, Andy looks at Paul’s prayer for the Ephesian church, considering what it means for us to be called the body of Christ.  

Teach Us To Pray: Cry, Wait, Hope - Psalm 130

Andy Tilsley |

Isn’t the church full of hypocrites? Why is life just so busy? Why hasn’t God answered that prayer? What is there in life to look forward to? And what on earth does any of that have to do with prayer?...

Guest Speakers: Baptism

Amy Orr-Ewing |

Amy is the Training Director of the Ravi Zacharias Trust and Director of Programmes for the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. She speaks at many universities, churches, and conferences, has written several books and lectures on Christian apologetics worldwide.

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