True Jesus Church - Forest Hill (London)

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History of Forest Hill - True Jesus Church

  • The London South Prayer House started on the 4th December 2004. A decision was taken by the members of London Church to reach out to members living in South London and to preach the gospel in areas of South London. From December 2004-March 2010, the members gathered at Bellingham Leisure Centre every Sabbath. There was a short time the members hired a worship hall in Woolwich in January-February 2010 but were unable to continue worshipping there. In March 2010, a new place of worship was found at Hazelhurst Court adjacent to Beckenham Hill train station. In March 2011 London Church successfully purchased our current property in Forest Hill and in the following month began worshipping there. By God’s grace, the church building will be dedicated in the summer of 2012.

Service Timetable

  • Day





    11.15am – 12.15pm RE Hymnal
      11.30am – 12.30pm Prayer Session
      12.30pm – 1.15pm Lunch
      1.15pm – 1.30pm Hymnal
      1.30pm – 2.30pm Service
      2.30pm – 2.45pm Break
      2.45pm – 3.45pm Fellowship
      3.45pm – 4.15pm Tea Break
      4.15pm – 5.00pm Choir

    Please note: sometimes there will be Friday evening services (usually between 7.00pm – 8.00pm) when a visiting preacher/elder is in residence. 

    An announcement will be made on the website.

Directions and Transportation

  • By Car

    From London Road A205, turn onto Waldenshaw Road (Westbound: first right turn after Sainsbury’s, Eastbound: first left after the junction with Honor Oak Road).  Turn right at the end of the road and follow the road right onto David’s Road.  The Church is on the right-hand side.

    By Bus

    185, 122, 176, P4, 197, 356

    By Train

    The closest station is Forest Hill station (zone 3) which is on the Overground line and South Eastern services.  Upon coming out of the station, turn left and there is a set of traffic light.  Cross over to other side and turn right and keeping to the left-hand side which will lead you to David’s road.  The church has a green colour door with the True Jesus Church next to it.  Download a copy of  the london-overground-network-map


History of the True Jesus Church in the United Kingdom

  • Introduction

    The church in the UK was originally made up of immigrants. She continues to grow due to an increasing number of members migrating to the UK over the years and the emergence of a new generation born here. When we look back on church development, it can be divided into a few stages. The period between the was a time when many members began to settle in the UK. From 1972 to 1975, the brethren started to gather together to worship and observe the Sabbath. They came to the stage of church development between 1976 and 1992. During that period, a number of churches were established one after another. The period from 1989 onwards, when the General Assembly was set up, to the present day, can be considered as a stage of growth – through the strengthening of the church organisational structure, provision of training and participation in the ministry of world evangelism.


    True Jesus Church members first migrated to the UK from Malaysia for either study or work in 1950. During the 1960s, these brethren began to contact each other and started to hold Sabbath services. They held services in various places in London: November 1966 in Plaistow (29 Richmond Street); October 1970 in Chiswick; July 1972 in Bounds Green; November 1975 in Holloway; and April 1976 on the first floor of Tin Tin Restaurant (owned by a member in Wardour Street) in London’s China Town.