The Diocese of London is the group of Church of England organisations located in North London. It comprises parishes, schools, chaplaincies, missional communities and other organisations, which are united by their common Christian faith. The Diocese is overseen by the Bishop of London, assisted by Area Bishops, Archdeacons and senior staff, and administrated by the staff of the London Diocesan Fund.
We want to raise up a generation of urban heroes. To use the talents and resources that God has graciously given us, to create pathways to success for tens of thousands of urban teenagers. Our dream for the young people we work with is that they will grow into ‘somebodys’ not ‘nobodies’ – discovering destinies they never knew they had.
Four churches in London’s Tower Hamlets have partnered with VPH and MH in the E123 Mission House project. This intentional missional community houses several people who serve the Lord in East London churches, receive training in urban mission and continue to hold part–time jobs in a variety of industries. Rent for the Mission House residents is low, allowing them to remain in the increasingly expensive area long–term. The affordable accommodation also enables the residents to invest time, energy and unpaid work in Gospel ministry in an area that — despite soaring property prices — remains home to many impoverished and vulnerable people. The housing scheme also featured in the Evangelical Alliance’s Idea magazine.
For a video update on the work of E123 please click the following link E123 update.
You can read more about E123 Mission House in our News section.
Housing Justice is a national Christian charity actively fighting homelessness. As their website explains, “We exist because we believe human dignity is challenged by a lack of decent housing.” The organisation’s activities vary widely, from campaigning against housing benefit caps to training night shelter volunteers. On 21 June, 2012, the charity released its ‘Alternative Manifesto for Housing’. You can read it here.