About Us

Christchurch Southwark

Christchurch Southwark

As Christians we have discovered that responding to the love of God through His Son Jesus is a transforming experience and we want to share that with you here. In all that we do, we seek to proclaim the love of God and be a place of welcome, prayer and hope in which people can experience something of the ‘holy’.

Christ Church is very much a church for the 21st Century but in a fast changing area of London we recognise that all of us need a place of sanctuary where we can rest in the changeless presence of God.

The first church on this site was built in 1670, paid for by a legacy from John Marshall, a local businessman, on land given by William Angell, the Lord of the Manor of Paris Gardens. The church, serving the rapidly increasing population on the south side of the Thames, sank into the Lambeth Marsh and had to be demolished. The second church, constructed on piles, survived for 200 years until bombed in 1941. The current building was erected in 1959, paid for and owned by the Marshall’s Charity. The Trustees generously support the maintenance of the building and the cost of some of the ministry based here. For more information on the Marshall’s Charity and its work click here.