Hillsong Church London

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Hillsong Church London
Hillsong Church London logo
Country United Kingdom
Denomination Assemblies of God
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 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.[3] 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).

In 2006 Hillsong London drew 3,000 people to the Excel Center for the first Hillsong Conference Europe.[4]

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

In 2013, Hillsong London formed the Warehouse Project just outside Millwall's Stadium, The Den.

For the past 3 years, Hillsong London has hosted a Special Christmas Event at Wembley Arena.[5]

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. ^ Tomkins, Steve (3 February 2006). "Theatre of God". BBC. Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  4. ^ Zinchini, Cassandra (26 October 2007). "Taking Revival to the World". Christianity Today. Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "Christmas Carols | Hillsong London". Hillsong.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-08-20. 

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