Hillsong Church UK

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Hillsong Church UK
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Hillsong Church London logo
CountryUnited Kingdom
DenominationAssemblies of God
FoundedSeptember 1999
Senior pastor(s)Brian and Bobbie Houston
Pastor(s)Gary and Cathy Clarke

Hillsong Church UK is the United Kingdom congregation of Hillsong Church which also meets in many other cities including 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]


In 2017 Hillsong has seven Churches in the UK.[3]

From 2000 to 2002 Hillsong London met in various West End theatres and university halls around London.[4] 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 (southwest of London), and in 2011 services commenced in Tonbridge, Kent (southeast of London).

In 2006 Hillsong London drew 3,000 people to the Excel Center for the first Hillsong Conference Europe.[5]

On 13 September 2009 Hillsong London held a service at the London O2 Arena, to celebrate ten years of the church in London. In 2013, Hillsong London formed the Warehouse Project just outside Millwall's Stadium, The Den.

On 14 February 2016 Newcastle Christian Life Centre, a Hillsong Family Church, became a Campus of Hillsong UK.[6][7] Hillsong UK's Newcastle Campus meets in Westgate Hall in Newcastle.

In 2017 Hillsong London began services in Edinburgh[citation needed] and also Milan, Italy.[citation needed]

Hillsong London has hosted their special Christmas event called Carols at Wembley Arena.[8]


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

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

On 8 October 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]


  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. ^ White, Adam (28 July 2017). "Inside the hipster megachurch that may have lured Justin Bieber out of music". The Telegraph. Retrieved 21 August 2017.
  4. ^ Tomkins, Steve (3 February 2006). "Theatre of God". BBC. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
  5. ^ Zinchini, Cassandra (26 October 2007). "Taking Revival to the World". Christianity Today. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
  6. ^ http://www.mynclc.co.uk/
  7. ^ http://hillsong.com/uk/newcastle/
  8. ^ "Christmas Carols | Hillsong London". Hillsong.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-08-20.

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