Hillsong Church London

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Hillsong Church London
Hillsong Church London logo
Country United Kingdom
Website hillsong.co.uk
History
Founded September 1999
Clergy
Senior pastor(s) Brian and Bobbie Houston
Pastor(s) Gary and Cathy Clarke

Hillsong Church London is a Pentecostal church and is the London congregation of Hillsong Church which also meets in Sydney, Paris, Kiev, Cape Town, Stockholm and New York City. The church was planted out of Sydney by Gerard and Sue Keehan in 1992 as the London Christian Life Centre,[1] becoming Hillsong Church London in 1999, and is currently pastored by Gary and Cathy Clarke.[2]

Venues[edit]

From 2000 to 2002 Hillsong London met in various West End theatres and university halls around London. Towards the end of 2004 it ended a two year residency in the Mermaid Conference and Events Centre, holding seven services a weekend. As of January 2005, the church holds four services on a Sunday at the Dominion Theatre, which seats around 2200 people. In August 2005, Hillsong London began holding services in Leatherhead, Surrey (South West of London), and in 2011, services commenced in Tonbridge, Kent (South East of London)

On 13 September 2009 Hillsong London held a service at the London O2 Arena, to celebrate 10 years of the church in London.

For the past 3 years, Hillsong London has hosted a Special Christmas Event at Wembley Arena.[3]

Conferences[edit]

Hillsong London hosts two annual conferences:

Colour Your World Conference London

The Colour Your World Women's Conference began in London in 2004 and takes place in May every year. It is hosted by Bobbie Houston. In 2006 the event was held at Wembley Conference Centre and since 2007, the conference has been hosted in the Royal Albert Hall. In 2010 Colour Your World Women's Conference is moving back to Wembley, this time to Wembley Arena.

Hillsong Conference Europe

Hillsong Conference Europe is Hillsong's annual conference. The conference is currently held at The O2 Arena. Between 2007-2009, the conference was held at the ExCeL Exhibition Centre in Docklands (East London). The Hillsong Conference Europe conference will be held in the Netherlands and Sweden only for 2012, to bring HSE to other nations in Europe 'ONE heart in TWO locations across the continent'.

Past guests for Hillsong Conference Europe have included Joel and Victoria Osteen, Nicky Gumbel, Joseph Prince, Judah Smith, Jentezen Franklin, Joyce Meyer, Michael W. Smith, Israel Houghton, Craig Groeschel, Joel Houston, Hillsong United, Christine Caine and Darlene Zschech.

Year Dates Venue Special Guests Notes
2011 21–23 July The O2 Arena (London) T.D. Jakes, Joseph Prince, Priscilla Shirer, Israel Houghton, Sidney Mohede, Guvna B & Hillsong Team.
2012 3–5 October The Uithof Brian Houston, Bobbie Houston, Gary Clarke, Christine Caine, Hillsong Europe Team. Conference in the Netherlands for 2012, ONE heart in TWO locations across the continent. Theme: The Church Is Alive!
2012 10–12 October Filadelfiakyrkan Brian Houston, Bobbie Houston, Gary Clarke, Christine Caine, Hillsong Europe Team. Conference in Sweden for 2012, ONE heart in TWO locations across the continent. Theme: The Church Is Alive!
2013 24–26 July The O2 Arena (London) Brian Houston (pastor), Bobbie Houston, Judah Smith, Louie Giglio, Chris Tomlin, Gary Clarke, Christine Caine, Rich Wilkerson Jr, Hillsong Team. Theme: This Is Revival!
2014 23–25 July The O2 Arena (London) Brian Houston (pastor), Bobbie Houston, Joel and Julia A'bell, Carl Lentz, Gary and Cathy Clarke, Robert Fergusson, Brian and Jenn Johnson, Robert Madu, Craig Groeschel, Hillsong Team. Theme: No Other Name

Music[edit]

Main article: Hillsong Music

In 2004, Hillsong London released their first live worship album, entitled Shout God's Fame, recorded live at the Mermaid Conference and Events Centre.

In October 2005, Hillsong London released their second album, Jesus Is, which was recorded live at the Dominion Theatre in London's West End and includes performances by Matt Redman alongside the Hillsong London Team. Jesus Is was released in May 2006.

In December 2006, Hillsong London also released a remixed version of Jesus Is' called Jesus Is: Remix. The album contains various remixes of 12 songs from the original Jesus Is album.

On October 8, 2008 the Hail to the King album and live DVD was released, again recorded live in London's Dominion Theatre.

The following year, on 24 August 2009, the single "C.I.T.Y" was released and reached Number 16 on the UK Top 30 Indie singles charts.

On 24 January 2010, Hillsong London recorded songs which were included on the Hillsong LIVE DVD, A Beautiful Exchange, released on 29 July 2010.

In February 2013, Hillsong London recorded songs which were included on the Hillsong LIVE album, Glorious Ruins.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Our History". Globalheart Church. Retrieved 2013-09-23. 
  2. ^ "Pastors & Leaders - Hillsong London". Hillsong Church. Archived from the original on May 11, 2009. Retrieved 2013-04-15. 
  3. ^ "Christmas Carols | Hillsong London". Hillsong.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-08-20. 

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