|Denomination||Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches and The Evangelical Fellowship of Congregational Churches|
|Senior pastor(s)||Greg Haslam|
Westminster Chapel is an evangelical church that has been based in central London since 1840. Situated in Buckingham Gate, just 200 yards (180 m) from Buckingham Palace and just off Victoria Street, the chapel has long been a popular place of worship for Evangelical Christians. The current building, seating around 1500, was opened on 6 July 1865. The church was founded by Congregationalists, and was pastored by the late Dr D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones from 1939 to 1968. During the Lloyd-Jones pastorate, the church resigned from the Congregational Union and became instead a member of the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches.
Subsequently, the church was pastored by Bible teacher RT Kendall (1977–2002), and currently Greg Haslam is minister, having previously been the pastor of Winchester Family Church, a Newfrontiers church.
The Chapel's own website summarises the background of the area:
In 1840 the area where Westminster Chapel now stands was relatively undeveloped. Since that time the area has improved considerably and historic attractions such as Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey bring millions of tourists to the area each year.
Prior to the arrival of Greg Haslam in 2002, Westminster Chapel had four particularly well-known pastors: the Rev'd Samuel Martin (1842–78), Dr G Campbell Morgan (1904–17 and 1933–43), Dr D Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1939–68) and Dr RT Kendall (1977–2002).
The church is evangelical in its beliefs. Services incorporate a time of worship, including opportunities for prophecies, and a sermon, biblical in its manner and usually preached by the senior pastor Greg Haslam, or by other leaders within the church including its Executive Director, Howard Satterthwaite, or Young Adults Pastor, Andrew Haslam.
Westminster Chapel aims to be a prophetic voice to London, the UK and the nations. It recently issued a "Mission, Vision, Values" brochure, stating that the church would be Spirit-led, prophetic, and be increasingly mission-minded. The church aims to be a family and open to all who may want to visit. Sunday services are at 11am and 5.30pm, and groups, called CityLifeGroups meet in homes throughout London, usually on Tuesday and Wednesday night. These include special groups for students.
- 1842–78, Rev'd Samuel Martin BA (helped by Mr Simon for the last two years of his pastorate)
- 1876–87, Rev'd Henry Simon
- 1887–94, no settled ministry
- 1894–95, Rev'd W Evans Hurndall MA
- 1896–1902, Rev'd Richard Westrope
- 1902–4, no settled ministry
- 1904–17, Rev'd Dr G Campbell Morgan DD
- 1904–7, Rev'd Albert Swift (co-pastor with Dr Campbell Morgan)
- 1918–22, Rev'd Dr J H Jowett CH MA DD
- 1923–25, Rev'd Dr John Hutton MA DD
- 1926–27, no settled ministry
- 1928–33, Rev'd Dr Hubert Simpson MA DD
- 1933–43, Rev'd Dr G Campbell Morgan DD (associate Minister for one year with Dr Simpson)
- 1939–68, Rev'd Dr D Martyn Lloyd-Jones MD MRCP (associate Minister with Dr Morgan until August 1943)
- 1969–74, Rev'd J Glyn Owen BA BD DD
- 1974–76, no settled ministry
- 1977–2002, Rev'd Dr RT Kendall AB MA MDiv D Phil (Oxon)
- 2002–, Pastor Greg Haslam
- Westminster Chapel (official website)
- "Westminster Chapel", Find a church
- Westminster Chapel's change in doctrinal issues, Banner of truth.