About

The Gregory Centre for Church Multiplication (CCX) 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.

Why Gregory?

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.

CCX Team

Our team of staff and consultants, led by the Bishop of Islington, exists to support leaders, church teams and diocese across London, the country 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.

Bishop of Islington’s Office

How is CCX funded?

The Gregory Centre for Church Multiplication is funded by the support and generous investment of private trusts and philanthropic donors.  We also receive money from membership subscriptions and courses.  We are part of the Church of England, but our work receives no direct financial support from the Church of England.  The office of the Bishop of Islington is supported by a grant from the Archbishops’ Council. Some of the CCX staff focused on our work in London are included in the overall budget of the Diocese of London.  If you would like to know more, please contact us.

Location

T: 0203 837 5275
E: info@ccx.org.uk

The Old Deanery
Deans Court,
London, EC4V 5AA