About Us

The Gregory Centre for Church Multiplication supports leaders, church teams and diocese across London, England and beyond as they multiply disciples, churches and networks.

CCX is led by the Bishop of Islington, the Rt Revd Ric Thorpe. In 2015, Bishop Ric was consecrated as the Bishop of Islington in order to support the Diocese of London’s goal of creating new worshipping communities across the capital.

We’re part of the Church of England but work with many denominations and networks.

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 current church planting movement.

Gregory Associates

Our Gregory Associates widen and expand the work of the CCX through their expertise and networks.

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Wole Agbaje

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Winfield Bevins

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Andy Blacknell

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Tors Ramsey

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Christian Selvaratnam

CCX Team

Our team, led by the Bishop of Islington, exists to support leaders, church teams and diocese across London, England and beyond to multiply disciples, churches and networks. We are based at St Edmund the King in the City of London and in our homes around the country.

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Ric Thorpe

Bishop of Islington

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London

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Andrea Bleakley

Bishop of Islington’s PA

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CCX.media

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Catherine Ellerby

Grow & CCX.media

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Philippa Guy

CCX.media Consultant

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Toria Gray

CCX.media Lead

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Chelsea Hayes

CCX.media Consultant

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Ros Hoare

National

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Phil Hoyle

Pioneer

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Inger Lannero

Events

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John McGinley

National Lead

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H Miller

London Lead and Chief-of-staff

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Simon Orojian

Grow

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Helen Shannon

Estates

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John Valentine

Plant & Theology

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Sharon Whitmarsh

London

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Darren Wolf

Grow

Our Supporters

We are hugely grateful for all the support we receive from these and many others.

Bishop of Islington’s office

T: 0203 837 5275
E: info@ccx.org.uk

St Edmund the King,
Lombard Street,
London, EC3V 9EA