Welcome to TJC London
London Church – The Early Beginnings
True Jesus Church in London first began to hold gatherings in the late 1950’s. The student who started and organised the first prayer was our Deacon Paul Wong. Since November 1966, our members in London had been holding regular services on Saturdays and Friday nights.
Services were held across London: in Chiswick from October 1970; in Bounds Green from July 1972; and in Holloway from November 1975. As from April 1976, services were conducted on the 2nd floor of Tin Tin Restaurant in Wardour Street in Chinatown which was owned by our late Sister WK Liu.
London Church at Pitfield Street
From the Spring of 1981, the suggestion of purchasing our own church premises in London was given much consideration. By the grace ofour Lord Jesus Christ, a building belonging to the Salvation Army at 194 Pitfield Street was found and bought with much financial aid from membersin Edinburgh, Scotland. On 27th November 1982, we finally moved into our church building. There were over 250 members from the UK and overseas that attended the dedication. In 1986, the first ever systematic preaching group, the Evangelistic Planning Group (EPG) was also set up to strengthen preaching work – culminating in a number of truthseekers coming to believe and baptise into the ‘Fold’.
London Church at Old Street
In 1992, the membership of London Church had increased to approximately 175 members. The Church Board came up with the proposal to either search for new premises or to extend the church building. By the grace of God and his wonderful arrangement, the church managed to secure a spacious five-storey commercial building situated not far away from the existing church premises. London Church was dedicated to the Lord on 23rd June 1997.
London Church Today
Amongst the members, it is obvious that some of them are locals. Many of the others were and are students from overseas. Many of them are now residents of the UK. The congregation comes from many countries such as Hong Kong, Ghana, West Indies, East and West Malaysia, Taiwan, Nigeria, Turkey, Singapore, China and others. In total, London Church currently has a membership of 301 (2006).
Wednesday : 20:00 – 21:15
Friday : 20:00 – 21:15
Sabbath Day (Saturday)
Bible Study : 14:00 – 15:00
Afternoon Service : 15:15 – 16:30
As part of our phased approach to returning to church for service, services held on a Saturday have returned to in person worship.
All services are also live streamed online at our YouTube channel.
57-63 East Road
Tel: 020 7251 2633
Directions and Transportation
By London Underground
* Old Street Undeground Station on the Northern Line (Bank Branch)
* Exit station at Exit Number 1 (Turn Right at top of Ticket Lobby to see Exits Number 1 & 2)
* Two minute walk staying on the same path after exiting the Underground Station
A number of buses serve Old Street Tube Station:
43 (London Bridge to Highgate Station)
55 (Oxford Street to Woodford)
76 (Waterloo Station to Seven Sisters Station)
205 (Whitechapel to Paddington Station)
214 (Liverpool Street to Highgate Village)
243 (Waterloo Station to Wood Green Station)
271 (Liverpool Street to Highgate Village)
394 (Homerton Hospital to Islington)
For more information, check out Transport for London Website (www.tfl.gov.uk)
Travelling from Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted Airports
* Heathrow Airport – Piccadily Line Underground eastbound and change at Kings Cross for Northern Line Underground southbound to Old Street
* Gatwick Airport – train to Kings Cross Thameslink and change for Northern Line Underground southbound to Old Street
* Luton Airport – train to Kings Cross Thameslink and change for Northern Line Underground southbound to Old Street
* Stansted Airport – Stansted Express train to Liverpool Street station and change for 214 bus and alight at Old Street