We equip churches to transform their communities – through community organising, theological reflection and prayer. We also help them to use their resources more effectively for this mission.

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Church Growth: New report tackles the big issue

Our latest research is out now and looks at church growth. It contains interviews with east London churches and a response from the Bishop of Chelmsford.


Nearly £1m Raised By Our Missional Housing Bond!

Our London missional Housing Bond has raised capital for churches to house workers in poorer parts of London. Find out more here.


New study resource with Salvation Army

Our friends in the Salvation Army are excited about community organising! We’ve helped them design this brief study guide for Salvationists everywhere.

About us

The Centre for Theology & Community is based in the heart of east London. We grew out of local churches in membership of Citizens UK – the national home of community organising.

We work with a growing range of churches – including long-established congregations as well as new church plants. Our partner churches are from various denominations and styles. We believe churches in deprived and diverse areas have a vital role to play in the transformation of their communities and of wider society.

We equip churches through the practices of community organising, theological reflection and prayer. We also help them to use their resources more effectively for their mission. We undertake research to support their mission and share the lessons through publications, training and consultancy.

Our News

– Our latest news update contains materials for Living Wage Week 2016, and details of exciting projects on vocation and on Pentecostalism and organising. You can read it here.

– Our 2015-16 Annual Review is out now. It contains a brief tour of our work in the last year – well worth a read! Download it free here.

– Our September news update has details of our new staff team members, a contribution to a lively debate in the church and more. Read it here.

– See our latest comment pieces from mainstream and Christian media at our Comment page here. Our blog carries more of our own news here.

– The CTC Community has been launched. You are invited to join us in our mission to resource local churches! Find out more here.


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