We help the Church reach people in new and renewed ways

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

CCX was established in 2015 by Bishop Ric Thorpe, who was appointed as the Bishop of Islington to lead the Diocese of London’s goal of creating 100 new worshipping communities across the capital and to offer support for church planting. This wider work included permission from the Bishop of London to serve any diocese in the Church of England when invited by the local diocesan bishop.

Due in part to the success of the Diocese of London’s Capital Vision 2020, the scope of CCX has grown rapidly, supporting diocesan leadership teams and church leaders throughout England and beyond as they look to plant and grow churches and develop their strategies for church planting.

In 2018 the House of Bishops issued a statement which outlined warm support for ‘planting new churches as a way of sharing in the apostolic mission by bringing more people in England to faith in Christ and participation in the life of the Church’. In 2019, General Synod passed a motion encouraging every parish and diocese to be part of this movement, forming new disciples and new congregations to reach the unreached in their community and the creation of ten thousand new Christian communities. Alongside this, CCX launched Myriad – which inspires and serves everyday people to form new church communities.

Fundamental to the national work of CCX is the involvement with and delivery of the Diocese of London’s Creative Growth ambition. London has been a seedbed for the creation of resources, training, and innovative models of planting and growth that are shared nationally and internationally.

With the scale of work expanding nationally, CCX became an independent charity to provide flexibility to respond to changing needs. Led by the Bishop of Islington, a member of the London College of Bishops, The Gregory Centre is committed to serve the 2030 diocesan vision.

Vision and Values

Our vision is to see the whole Church built up and sent out in love, to plant and grow churches that equip all Christ’s people for his work. We long to see a thriving church in every community, reaching every person with the good news of Jesus. Our values act as guiding principles, serving as a compass to guide the actions, behaviours, and decision-making of our team.

We seek audacious, Godly ambitions that come from his priorities.

We create community for a purpose by building authentic relationships across the whole Church and have fun doing it.

We give out of God’s abundance, sharing gifts and resources with the whole Church.

We set about our purpose with a contagious tenacity, knowing that God goes ahead of us.