Church on the Corner

Church on the Corner is an Anglican church in Islington, London

20th Birthday Celebration

July 31, 2014

Birthday Invite

This autumn it will be 20 years since Church on the Corner began, and we are planning a special service on 28th September. All of you have played your part in making COTC what it is today and we would love to celebrate this and the ways in which COTC has made a difference to the lives of everyone who has passed through.

So whether you can attend on the 28th or not, please send us your stories of your time at Church on the Corner. What did you take away from your time at COTC and what memorable things happened whilst you were here?

Our desire is to have these stories and pictures available both at the service and online after the event – this will be our gift to the next COTC generation, a reminder of what God has done in this place and an encouragement to keep growing in the next 20 years.

1. Your name and when you attended Church on the Corner (we’d like to have a timeline of stories so give us at least a rough timeframe to work with)
2. A favourite photograph from your time, and the story behind it.
3. Your COTC memories – what was important about your time at Church on the Corner and what did it mean to you.
4. Any amazing/crazy/unforgettable events you’d like to remind people of.

We’ve set up this special email address in the anticipation that you will flood us with memories so please email them to us

Easter Sunday Lunch 2014

April 25, 2014


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“Man shall not live by bread alone….” but the CoTC Easter meal was a good start.
There were many delicacies on offer: a Greek-Cypriot starter of flaounas, dolmas, spanakopita and olives. Mains consisted of slow-roast lamb shoulder, seasonal vegetables, and field mushrooms stuffed with cous-cous and quails’ eggs. Neither did things tail off at dessert with chocolate cheesecake, ambrosia and a wonderfully balanced tiramisu.

I digress. To finish the quotation: “…but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.” (Matthew 4:4)

This is where our sense of community comes from and why week in, week out we spend some time together to remind us of the bond that we share in Jesus. So, no, we don’t live by bread alone, but we can move on to Sarah Bowers’ tiramisu and, if we’re mindful, end with God’s word to exist in community that is incredibly blessed.


Service of Shadows

April 6, 2014

Service of Shadows

Our now traditional Service of Shadows takes place at the end of Good Friday. It is a beautiful, poignant service of readings, candles and contemplation; a solemn vigil to make this most holy day and to prepare for Easter.  It begins at Sunset, which is 8pm this year. Please be on time.


The Service of Shadows is adapted from the service written  by Jeremy Williams (formerly of this Parish) at Lifeworks.

image source: Stefano Corso


April 5, 2014



Shadows of Easter


While searching for an image for our Service of Shadows postcard, I came across some beautiful images. None of these made the final cut, but they are all stunning.


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