FACTOID # 8: Bookworms: Vermont has the highest number of high school teachers per capita and third highest number of librarians per capita.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Holy Trinity Brompton Church
Part of a series on
Anglicanism
Organization

Anglican Communion
its 'instruments of unity':
Archbishop of Canterbury
Lambeth Conferences
Primates' Meeting
Anglican Consultative Council
Anglicanism commonly refers to the beliefs and practices of the Anglican Communion, the churches that are in full communion with the see of Canterbury. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (3200x2400, 1040 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: United Kingdom Canterbury Cathedral ... Main article: Anglicanism The Anglican Communion is a world-wide affiliation of Anglican Churches. ... The Archbishop of Canterbury is the spiritual leader and senior clergyman of the Church of England, recognized by convention as the head of the worldwide Anglican Communion. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The Anglican Communion Primates Meetings are regular meetings of the senior archbishops and bishops of the Anglican Communion. ... The Anglican Consultative Council is one of the four Instruments of Unity of the Anglican Communion. ...

Background

Christianity
Catholicism
Apostolic Succession
English Reformation
Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      Christianity is... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      As a Christian ecclesiastical... In Christianity, the doctrine of Apostolic Succession (or the belief that the Church is apostolic) maintains that the Christian Church today is the spiritual successor to the original body of believers in Christ, composed of the Apostles. ... King Henry VIII of England. ...

People

Henry VIII
Thomas Cranmer
Thomas Cromwell
Elizabeth I
Richard Hooker
Charles I
William Laud
“Henry VIII” redirects here. ... Thomas Cranmer (July 2, 1489 – March 21, 1556) was the Archbishop of Canterbury during the reigns of the English kings Henry VIII and Edward VI. He is credited with writing and compiling the first two Books of Common Prayer which established the basic structure of Anglican liturgy for centuries and... Thomas Cromwell: portrait by Hans Holbein the Younger, 1532–3 Thomas Cromwell, 1st Earl of Essex ( 1485 – July 28, 1540) was an English statesman, King Henry VIII of Englands chief minister 1532–1540. ... This article is about Elizabeth I of England. ... This article is about the Anglican theologian. ... Charles I (19 November 1600 – 30 January 1649) was King of England, King of Scotland and King of Ireland from 27 March 1625 until his execution in 1649. ... Archbishop William Laud (October 7, 1573 – January 10, 1645) was Archbishop of Canterbury and a fervent supporter of King Charles I of England, whom he encouraged to believe in divine right. ...

Liturgy and Worship

Book of Common Prayer
High Church · Low Church
Broad Church
Oxford Movement
Thirty-Nine Articles
Doctrine · Ministry
Sacraments
Saints in Anglicanism For the novel by Joan Didion, see A Book of Common Prayer. ... High Church relates to ecclesiology and liturgy in Christian theology and practice. ... Low church is a term of distinction in the Church of England or other Anglican churches, initially designed to be pejorative. ... Broad church is a term referring to latitudinarian churches in the Church of England. ... The Oxford Movement was a loose affiliation of High Church Anglicans, most of them members of the University of Oxford, who sought to demonstrate that the Church of England was a direct descendant of the Christian church established by the Apostles. ... The Thirty-Nine Articles are the defining statements of Anglican doctrine. ... Look up doctrine in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Like other churches in the Catholic tradition, the Anglican Communion recognises seven sacraments. ... The provinces of the Anglican Communion commemorate many of the same saints as those in the Roman Catholic calendar, often on the same days, but also commemorate various famous (often post-Reformation and/or English) Christians who have not been canonized. ...

This box: view  talk  edit

Holy Trinity, Brompton ("HTB") is an Anglican church in Brompton, London, UK. It is where the Alpha course was first developed and is one of the most influential churches in the Church of England. The term Anglican describes those people and churches following the religious traditions of the Church of England, especially following the Reformation. ... For the architectural structure, see Church (building). ... Brompton is a locality in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The Alpha course is a basic course on the Christian faith, commonly advertised as an opportunity to explore the meaning of life. It has spread all over the world and is currently run in 152 countries by many different denominations. ... The Church of England logo since 1998 The Church of England is the officially established Christian church[1] in England, and acts as the mother and senior branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion, as well as a founding member of the Porvoo Communion. ...


Its early 19th century building accommodates Alpha and other courses, conferences and meetings during the week and five services each Sunday. With total Sunday service attendance at around 3,500 people and the Alpha course attracting several hundred guests during the week, HTB oversees a diverse range of activities. HTB's aim is for an Alpha course to be accessible to anyone who would like to attend the course, and in this way HTB seeks to spread the teachings of Christianity. Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      Christianity is...


Nicky Gumbel, the pioneer of the Alpha course, took over as Vicar from Sandy Millar in July 2005. Archie Coates and Nicky Lee were appointed Associate Vicars in July 2007. Nicky Lee had been a curate at HTB for 22 years previously. Nicholas (Nicky) Glyn Paul Gumbel (born April 28, 1955 in London) is an Ordained Anglican priest, Vicar and author. ... The Alpha course is a basic course on the Christian faith, commonly advertised as an opportunity to explore the meaning of life. It has spread all over the world and is currently run in 152 countries by many different denominations. ... In the broadest sense, a vicar (from the Latin vicarius) is anyone acting as a substitute or agent for a superior (compare vicarious). In this sense, the title is comparable to lieutenant. ... Sandy Millar is an Anglican Bishop appointed by the Church of Uganda as a Bishop in Mission to London. ...

Contents

History

Prior to the construction of Holy Trinity Brompton, the present site was a part of the large parish of Kensington which was served only by the nearby St Mary Abbots church. In the early 1820's the area was in the midst of a substantial population increase so a decision was taken to purchase land and construct a new church. A parish is a type of administrative subdivision. ... , A wealthy area in Kensington, that is just south of Kensington High Street. ...


After three years of construction the church was consecrated on 6 June 1829 as Holy Trinity Brompton. The same building stands today, although having been considerably modified. At some point a portion of HTB's land was sold to the Roman Catholic Church in order for them to build the London Oratory. This created a long driveway from Brompton road at the end of which HTB manages to gain relative tranquillity. “Catholic Church” redirects here. ... The Brompton Oratory, with Holy Trinity Brompton visible in the background Statue of Cardinal Newman outside the church The Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, popularly but incorrectly known as the Brompton Oratory, is a church in Knightsbridge, London. ...


The most recent major modification was during the 1980s when the crypt was rebuilt to provide meeting rooms and the space for the bookshop. Also during this time the pews were removed and replaced with chairs to allow greater flexibility in seating arrangements, which became imperative as Alpha grew.


The substantial growth of the Alpha course in the last ten years has seen this course become the main focus of HTB, with its recent history reflecting this.


In the late 1970s, the parish of Holy Trinity Brompton merged with the neighbouring parish of St Paul's Onslow Square, which was declared redundant. An attempt by the diocese to sell St Paul's for private redevelopement was thwarted in the early 1980s when local residents joined with churchgoers to save the church. In the late 1980s the parish council requested that the redundancy be overturned which allowed curate Nicky Lee and his wife Sila to plant a congregation there as well as undertake some building structural maintenance work. At its peak in the 1990s this congregation had grown to several hundred. In 1997, the congregation at St Paul's divided into three, with some going with curate Stuart Lees to plant a church in Fulham; others returning to Holy Trinity with Nicky and Sila Lee; and others forming the St Paul's Anglican Fellowship and remaining based at St Paul's with John Peters. This last group left in 2002 to plant into St Mary's Bryanston Square. During 2007, after plans by HTB to rebuild the 1960s offices were withdrawn following difficulty in getting support from local residents, HTB decided to undertake some renovations and to resume services in the church.


Alpha and HTB

The Alpha course was founded by clergy at HTB who over a period of twenty years kept adapting the programme in accordance with feedback until in the early 1990s the Alpha course started gaining worldwide attention. As Alpha grew it became the main focus for HTB as it sought to support Alpha's spread and growth. Today this involves the production of advertising material and course material such as videos, books and tapes for each Alpha session and leader training material. Alpha is now run as a separate enterprise with separate fundraising and accounting but it remains closely tied to HTB, with most of Alpha's staff being accommodated in HTB's offices. The clergy of HTB also share Alpha duties such as overseeing Alpha conferences and training events in the UK and overseas. Clergy is the generic term used to describe the formal religious leadership within a given religion. ...


Since the mid-1990's the Alpha course programme has remained largely unchanged allowing the energy of the church to develop other initiatives which fit with the Alpha course such as creating courses on marriage preparation, parenting teenagers, bereavement and recovering from divorce as well as publishing new books.


HTB itself runs Alpha courses three times a year and with these attracting 300-400 guests during each course they require all of the available space in the church buildings.


Pastoral Care

In order to address the problem of how to give pastoral care to such a large congregation as well as provide a means for new people to become a part of the church, HTB uses the Pastorate model. Pastorates consist of 20-50 people who, through meeting at least once a fortnight, can form strong friendships and support each other in care as well as developing individual gifts and ministries.


HTB has quite a transient congregation caused in part by its location in London, a city which itself has quite a transient population, that HTB attracts a large student population often only resident in London during their studies, and that the Alpha course brings in a number of people who are either visiting the home of Alpha or have completed the course and then quickly move on to other churches or ministries. In order to reach out to this substantial number of visitors, HTB is somewhat extroverted in welcoming newcomers and providing various means for them to get involved. This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ...


Services

HTB conducts five services on a Sunday: two family morning services; two being in the evening and informal in nature centring on a long period of corporate praise, and a long talk; and one held at St Paul's Onslow Square: a more traditional Church of England Liturgy. Total attendance at the five Sunday services averages between 3,000 and 4,000. HTB does not run any regular services on any other days, instead running various prayer meetings, conferences and its courses such as Alpha. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Church of England logo since 1998 The Church of England is the officially established Christian church[1] in England, and acts as the mother and senior branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion, as well as a founding member of the Porvoo Communion. ... A liturgy is the customary public worship of a religious group, according to their particular traditions. ...


In September 2007 HTB resumed Sunday services at St Paul's church. A 9am service began on September 2 and a 6pm evening service is due to start on September 23. These new services will continue to be overseen by Nicky Gumbel, with the same talk being given at all three evening services held at HTB and St Paul's.


Other Activities

Another important activity of HTB is its yearly church camp, named Home Focus. This takes place over a week at a seaside campsite where typically 1,500 people attend and involve themselves in the many seminars, workshops and recreational activities. The size also attracts some prominent speakers to speak on issues affecting the church and society. Regular such speakers include Mike Pilavachi from Soul Survivor, the Bishop of London Richard Chartres, Frog and Amy Orr-Ewing from All Saints Church, Peckham, Pete Greig who is involved in the Continual prayer movement and Pastor Agu from Jesus House. In 2008 the camp will take a different format and be split into two camps each of four days. Mike Pilavachi is the co-founder and leader of the Soul Survivor charity based in Watford, United Kingdom. ... Soul Survivor is a Christian charity based in Watford, London. ... Arms of the Bishop of London The Bishop of London is the Ordinary of the Church of England Diocese of London in the Province of Canterbury. ... The Right Reverend and Right Honourable Richard Chartres (born July 11, 1946) is the 132nd Bishop of London, being installed on September 26, 1996. ... All Saints Church, Peckham All Saints Church is a vibrant Evangelical Anglican church in Blenheim Grove, Peckham, London. ... Pete Greig is one of the founding leaders of the 24-7 Prayer Movement, an international, interdenominational Christian community. ... The practice of perpetual prayer (Latin: laus perennis) was inaugurated by the archimandrite Alexander (died about 430) the founder of the monastic Acoemetae or vigil-keepers. Laus perennis was imported to Western Europe at Agaunum, where it was carried on, day and night, by several choirs, or turmae, who succeeded...


Since 1985, HTB has been actively involved in a process called Church planting whereby struggling churches in London are boosted by scores - sometimes hundreds - of people committing to move from HTB to the identified church for at least a year. This also involves at least one member of HTB's clergy similarly moving to the new church to help lead worship, form Pastorates and run local Alpha courses. Over the years nine churches have been planted in this way, with some of these churches going on to make Church Plants of their own. The most recent such plant was to Holy Trinity Swiss Cottage in October 2006. Church planting is a process by which churches are begun in new areas. ...


HTB also has thriving children's and youth ministries. Other notable activities HTB undertakes are services twice a year involving the large HTB choir - at Easter and Christmas - and several free classical concerts that utilise the church's pipe organ that was refurbished in 2004 as well as drawing on the talent of the nearby music colleges. This article is about the Christian festival. ... Christmas is an annual holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus. ...


In September 2005 HTB started providing the talks given at the Sunday services as free downloads from its website and through the iTunes podcast directory. These downloads, which HTB has termed HTB Podcasts, have proved popular and more recently other talks specifically provided for the HTB Podcast community have also been offered, including answers to questions sent in by listeners. Each month the total download count from this catalogue of talks is over 40,000, with some talks making it into the top ten in the Religion and Spirituality section for iTunes. This article is about the iTunes application. ...


HTB is also home to:

An editor has expressed a concern that the subject of the article does not satisfy the notability guideline or one of the following guidelines for inclusion on Wikipedia: Biographies, Books, Companies, Fiction, Music, Neologisms, Numbers, Web content, or several proposals for new guidelines. ... Tim Hughes is a Christian worship leader and songwriter with Survivor Records, who is currently Director of Worship at Holy Trinity Brompton, a vibrant Anglican church in central London and heads up Worship Central, a new worship training resource. ... St Pauls Theological Centre (SPTC) is a centre for theological learning based at Holy Trinity Brompton (HTB) in South Kensington, London. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ...

External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Holy Trinity Brompton Church - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (969 words)
Holy Trinity, Brompton ("HTB") is an Evangelical Anglican church between South Kensington and Knightsbridge, London.
Prior to the construction of Holy Trinity Brompton, the present site was a part of the large parish of Kensington which was served only by the nearby St Mary Abbots church.
HTB is actively involved in a process called Church planting whereby struggling churches in London are boosted by dozens of people committing to move from HTB to the identified church for at least a year.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m