City Temple

A diverse church in the heart of London welcoming you
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Covid-19 & the Redevelopment of our Building

Visit Online

We offer our main gatherings and some other events on Zoom. It is live and interactive. Contact us for details on how to visit via Zoom.

Updates

Covid-19 has affected churches everywhere. In the autumn, we will also begin a two-year redevelopment of our building. Contact us to learn more.

Visit in Person

We gather in many ways. Our Sunday worship gathering is open to all. You are welcome as our guest!
 

Our Mission & Vision

For London & the World

We are a culturally diverse church, welcoming people from all ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. Our church leaders reflect the diversity of our church family. We love London, bringing together people from around the world. We live to bring the Good News about Jesus Christ to our city. We live to please God in all we do.

Our vision is to develop an urban international Christian fellowship in the City of London that will glorify God by making and equipping followers of Jesus Christ. We serve as a resource for extending God’s loving rulership all around us. We serve as a refuge for the healing and development of God’s people. We serve with others who share our vision and values. We want to see more churches planted and more people living in health and freedom through Jesus Christ.

Minister’s Message

Receive some of the latest insights and reflections of our minister.

Dr. Rod Woods

Faith . Hope . Love .

We live by faith, hope and love – literally carved on the front of our church building – as we bring the Good News about Jesus Christ to our city.  Faith in our good and sovereign God.  Hope in the new world to come.  Love for God and for one another.

Next Steps

Life Overflowing

Life

We all want to make the most of our lives. But sin, selfishness and brokenness act as viruses to kill the life we long for. Jesus died on the cross and rose from the dead to heal us and give us his life. We receive this life by turning away from our sin and selfishness and turning to Jesus. When we surrender our lives to Jesus, he gives us real life. We can help you get started.

Serving

Jesus was among us as one who serves. He served in many ways – leading us, forgiving sins, healing sickness, dying on the cross. As his followers, we are called to serve one another in freedom. We not only serve one another in church, but we also serve in the workplace. The Holy Spirit gives us power to serve in ways that make a difference. Helping people serve well is part of our calling.

Freedom

We like to think we’re free, but we’re not. We carry a lot of “baggage”. We’re bound to unhealthy tendencies in our lives. We act selfishly. Only in Jesus do we find real freedom. Freedom to live as we were designed to live. Freedom to love other people genuinely. Freedom comes as we surrender our lives to Jesus and get to know who we really are in Christ. We can help people experience their freedom in Jesus.

Training

As Christians, we not only want to learn about Jesus, but we also want to live for Jesus in every area of life – home, work, church, having fun, etc. We want to enjoy the life God gives fully. Church life is not about passive listening but active participation. We want to train people to live their lives as God intended, with passion and joy. We need training based in the Bible but engaged with daily living.

Connection

We are social beings. God designed us to have meaningful connections with God and with other people. When we surrender to him, Jesus reconnects us with God and gives us life. Life in God helps us connect with others – even those different from us – with genuine love, unselfishness, and openness. We live beyond fear and shame. Connecting takes time and energy, but it is worth it. Our heart is to help people connect with God and each other.

Sharing

“Give more money!” Like you, we’re tired of hearing churches ask for money all the time. That’s why we don’t make a big deal out of it. At the same time, Christians are called to share their resources with one another and the church. This sharing involves much more than money – our time, our energy, our love, our talents and abilities. When we share our lives in this way, we find deeper meaning and joy than we had thought possible.

Next Steps

Life Overflowing

Life

We all want to make the most of our lives. But sin, selfishness and brokenness act as viruses to kill the life we long for. Jesus died on the cross and rose from the dead to heal us and give us his life. We receive this life by turning away from our sin and selfishness and turning to Jesus. When we surrender our lives to Jesus, he gives us real life. We can help you get started.

Freedom

We like to think we’re free, but we’re not. We carry a lot of “baggage”. We’re bound to unhealthy tendencies in our lives. We act selfishly. Only in Jesus do we find real freedom. Freedom to live as we were designed to live. Freedom to love other people genuinely. Freedom comes as we surrender our lives to Jesus and get to know who we really are in Christ. We can help people experience their freedom in Jesus.

Connection

We are social beings. God designed us to have meaningful connections with God and with other people. When we surrender to him, Jesus reconnects us with God and gives us life. Life in God helps us connect with others – even those different from us – with genuine love, unselfishness, and openness. We live beyond fear and shame. Connecting takes time and energy, but it is worth it. Our heart is to help people connect with God and each other.

Serving

Jesus was among us as one who serves. He served in many ways – leading us, forgiving sins, healing sickness, dying on the cross. As his followers, we are called to serve one another in freedom. We not only serve one another in church, but we also serve in the workplace. The Holy Spirit gives us power to serve in ways that make a difference. Helping people serve well is part of our calling.

Training

As Christians, we not only want to learn about Jesus, but we also want to live for Jesus in every area of life – home, work, church, having fun, etc. We want to enjoy the life God gives fully. Church life is not about passive listening but active participation. We want to train people to live their lives as God intended, with passion and joy. We need training based in the Bible but engaged with daily living.

Sharing

“Give more money!” Like you, we’re tired of hearing churches ask for money all the time. That’s why we don’t make a big deal out of it. At the same time, Christians are called to share their resources with one another and the church. This sharing involves much more than money – our time, our energy, our love, our talents and abilities. When we share our lives in this way, we find deeper meaning and joy than we had thought possible.

Worship & Prayer

We Gather Regularly

Sundays 11:00 

Thursdays 19:00
Via Zoom

Sundays

We gather to worship God together with music, prayer and a message relating to living fully and faithfully. Available by Zoom as well.

Thursdays

We gather via Zoom for prayer & worship in the City of London House of Prayer. We encourage everyone to engage.

Other Times

We gather in homes, via Zoom, in the church building and in many other ways for discussion, prayer, fellowship and training. Get in touch for some groups meeting now.

About Us

City Temple is an international church in the heart of London, bringing together people from many different nations in unity with each other and with Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit. Come just as you are and meet us!

City Temple URC
Company Number: 08357702
Charity Number: 1151257

Get In Touch

0207 583 5532

info@city-temple.com

Some pictures – usually the best ones – provided courtesy Niki Gorick. © Niki Gorick Photography Ltd. 2018, www.nikigorick.com