An Anglican church in an old pub in Islington, London. Service at 7pm every Sunday.
Who we are
[Our 20th Anniversary Celebration]
Church on the Corner began in 1994 when a group of nine young people were sent out from All Saints Church Caledonian Road to plant a new church. Six months later they moved into the derelict King Edward VII pub at 64 Barnsbury Road, and Church on the Corner was born.
Islington was changing fast, and despite the challenges the inner city was an exciting place to live. From the beginning COTC has been a place where the young professionals who were gravitating towards Angel and Upper Street could find a home. A church full of young people in an old pub challenged preconceptions as they lived out and proclaimed the gospel of Jesus Christ creatively and faithfully.
In 2004 the Church of England published its ‘Mission Shaped Church’ report, and the Fresh Expressions movement gave a framework for thinking about what COTC among others had already been already doing, encouraging new patterns of church life which were;
Missional – we are aimed at those on the margins of church or outside it. Contextual – we work at engaging with the fast paced culture of central London Educational – we take teaching seriously and discipleship is a priority Authentically Church – we are not just a community, we are building church, informed but not constrained by our tradition.
And we have learned a lot a long the way.
So we are deeply rooted in our local area, committed to serving the parish that we live in and resource numerous community activities from a cold weather shelter to children’s summer clubs. We are not a big church, and have no desire to be one, we want to be an authentic local church and a small part of the kingdom of God.
Come and see what we are up to, we would love to have you be a part of it.