A NEW CHURCH IN LONDON
Inspire is a diverse gospel community meeting in Old Street that reaches and connects with both the local area and London’s networker population. As people come to know the good news of God’s grace in Jesus Christ, God takes diverse people and unites them together as a new community. London may be a diverse city but people within it are often separated according to background, ethnicity and sub-culture. They seek to be a church that represents the diversity but lives out a deep unity in Christ.
more about old street and inspire london
- Old Street is in a section of North London where 63% of the population live in government-provided housing and there are 11 council estates.
- Inspire London was planted out of All Souls, Langham Place in London.
- The name "Inspire" partially originates from the 2012 Olympic slogan "Inspire a Generation."
- Pete and Mark have known each other since they were 13 years old and are now brothers-in-law as well as co-planters of Inspire.
Blogs about london
A friend of ours from Uganda came to London recently. It was his first time. When he heard that the city's population was a little more than 8 million people, he exclaimed, “Eight million people all living in one place, London must be so friendly!”
When he accidentally stood on the left, rather than the right, of the escalator on the Underground, he soon discovered otherwise.
London is economically one of the most unequal cities on the planet. Old Street, where Inspire has been planted, represents this dichotomy more than most neighborhoods. The majority of residents live in government-funded housing, living on welfare, while the rest are social and economic climbers who come to London to be successful in the finance or technology industries. Rarely do these classes interact with each other.