Cole Abbey, London
The Free Church through its Home Missions Committee began to hold services in London in 1949. The congregation was sanctioned and in 1954 the Rev Hector Cameron was called as minister (my mum & dad were married in London in the 50's, at that time the Free Church of Scotland Ministers were not allowed to legally marry folk in England, so they also had a registry office ceremony!).
The congregation has worshipped in its present building since 1981. It sets out to be an evangelistic witness to all it can reach, to propagate the Reformed Presbyterian Faith in England, and to provide a warm family fellowship for Christians from all over the world who come to London. Several summer missions have been held, and close links have been formed with Providence House, a Christian youth centre in a deprived area. About 60% of the present members come from countries other than Scotland.
Cole Abbey has only been the home of the London congregation of the Free Church of Scotland since 1981.
The site dates back to before 1144, the current building was the first church rebuilt by Christopher Wren after the great fire of London (1666). The church was gutted by fire again during the 2nd World War blitzes of 1941. It was subsequently restored in 1962.
Details and Services
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This page was last updated on 09/03/00 .
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