London is one of the greatest cities on Earth. Growing, dynamic, diverse: it’s an amazing place to study and discover who you are. But it can also be overwhelming. In a city of so many people and so many ideas, many feel isolated and confused. In the ocean of postmodern life, we all need an anchor. We all need a place, a community, and a story that enable us to feel confident and grounded, ready to face whatever life throws at us.
Two thousand years ago, one of the first Christians described Jesus Christ as an anchor for the soul, a hope that was steadfast and sure. Jesus was a source of hope because he was the presence among us of both the world’s origin and its destiny.
Since then, millions of people have found Jesus to be the anchor in their own lives. They have joined a family of all nationalities and races to become more fully alive as they explore the hope he brings, in community, through study and worship and in acts of service.
The Anchorage is one little branch of that family, a church for students in the heart of London. It’s a contemporary church for young people, set up by the historic, established Church of England. Come and join us to learn more about living life that is transformed by a hope that is steadfast and sure.
God created each of us as individuals but calls us to share our lives in community with others. We gather students from all different backgrounds to share food and friendship.
Faith is about what really matters in life, so we want to engage with it as critically as we do with our studies. We explore the richness of the Christian faith through scripture and Church tradition, and we explore together what this means in today’s world.
Signs of Grace
We encounter Jesus Christ in worship. So we seek to receive God's grace in music and liturgy that is both contemporary and ancient. We want all our members to grow through prayer.
Acts of Service
Faith isn't just ideas in your head; it leads to service in the world. We encourage all our members to engage in practical expressions of faith, furthering God's Kingdom of justice and peace.
Jim is the Chaplain to the LSE, where he has worked for six years. He lives by Samuel Johnson's words, "When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life."
Matt is the Student Worker at The Anchorage and a master's student at the LSE. He recently returned from 5 years in the US and is excited to make London his home.
Charlotte is the Chaplain to UCL, where she has worked for three years. Charlotte spends her spare time running marathons and learning Italian.
Chino is a teacher in a secondary school in North Kensington.
James is The Anchorage musician and worship leader. He is a pianist and microtonal composer, and outside of music enjoys learning languages (currently Japanese).
5pm on Sundays, beginning on 27th September 2020
We're hosting an Anchorage Open House over Zoom on Saturday 26th
September for anyone interested in finding out more about the Anchorage
and how we'll be running this term.
We have conducted the relevant risk assessments and are currently hoping to alternate between in-person and Zoom services each Sunday evening this term.
For our in-person services, we will meet in the LSE Faith Centre, which is on the second floor of the LSE Saw Swee Hock Building on Sheffield Street.
These in-person services will be livestreamed on our Facebook page for those unable to attend and will focus primarily on scriptural readings, a sermon, and prayer.
The Zoom services will also feature a sermon and prayer, but will allow more space for socialising, singing, and discussing the sermon together.
If you'd like to join us in person, you'll need to book in advance this term. Visit the LSE Faith Centre to book your spot. *Please make sure you only book if you absolutely intend to attend as attendance will be very limited*
The Saw Swee Hock Building