Why the Gregory Centre?
Gregory the Great was a reluctant leader of the Church of Rome in the late 6th century. Plucked from the business world, he embraced the call of God to become pope amidst the collapsing Roman Empire. Part of his legacy was the vision for a nation: to see England transformed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
He sent Saint Augustine, in 597 AD, with a team to evangelise England, by planting churches and raising up indigenous leaders in each city, town and village. The Gregory Centre for Church Multiplication grasps this legacy afresh to support the growing church planting movement in our generation.
In 2015, Bishop Ric was consecrated as the Bishop of Islington to lead the Diocese of London’s goal of creating new worshipping communities and to offer support for church planting and growth across the diocese. Our team has grown to support leaders and church teams across London, England and beyond.