Thank you so much to local artist and congregation member Caroline Akhtar, who has kindly loaned us two of her paintings to be installed on the east wall of the church. The two contemporary paintings engage with urban life and Christian spirituality. ‘Liminality’ (on the left) evokes a light drawing us through the darkness of an urban landscape - making us think perhaps of the kingdom of God, and in this Advent season especially, the dawning brightness of Christ dispelling all darkness. The painting on the right, ‘Occupy’, depicts St Paul’s Cathedral, but you can also make out the murky dome tents of the Occupy protest of 2011 - reminding us of the poor, the marginalised, and that Christ also ‘became flesh and pitched his tent among us’.
We’re playing our part in the mission of God here in the Diocese of London
We’re a community of Christians who seek to extend welcome and hospitality to all.
We love to share the good news of Jesus with all the people of Hoxton, and we’re passionate about seeing the neighbourhood around us transformed by the love of Christ.
We try to put this into practice through lively worship, warm welcome, biblical teaching and a range of pastoral programmes. Whatever your background, we hope you’ll find a spiritual home with us in Hoxton.
Our Sunday worship service includes lively worship, biblical preaching and a celebration of Holy Communion. There are Sunday School groups for the children, and the crèche is available. The service lasts around ninety minutes. Tea and coffee are served after the service in the hall at the back of church.
On Sunday afternoons we host a fellowship of Christians mainly from Pakistan. The service is taken in a combination of Urdu and Punjabi, although English translation is sometimes available.
Once a month we gather for a more informal worship service with a strong emphasis on sung worship, prayer and healing ministry. The service lasts around sixty minutes.
*On the 1st Sunday of each month, we hold an All-Age Worship service specially geared towards the younger members of our church. These services are a little shorter than usual, and the children stay in for the whole service.