“Capital Mass makes it even easier to make an impact, it’s tailored so well to the C of E parish situation in London.” Revd Cameron Collington

Who is Capital Mass?

Capital Mass is a Joint Venture between Church Urban Fund and Diocese of London and aims to involve every parish church in the Diocese of London in tackling poverty and inequality. Capital Mass is part of the Church Urban Fund Together Network and falls squarely within the ambitions of Capital Vision 2020, particularly its core aim of becoming “more compassionate in serving communities with the love of God”.

Our Vision

We want to involve every parish in the Diocese of London in tackling poverty and inequality in their communities.

He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8

Our Motivation

Capital Mass’ motivation is rooted in, and sustained by our Christian Faith expressed through the Life, Message and Sacrifice of Jesus Christ. A life which models inclusion. A message which speaks of human flourishing and a sacrifice of love which reaches out to embrace the whole of London.

It is the same Christian Faith which has and continues to motivate tens of thousands of Londoners to demonstrate the love of God, whether through engaging government on issues of policy or acts of compassion and solidarity in their parishes.

Great people of the Christian Faith such as;

Fi Bidden, runs a Foodbank, Older People’s Project and ESOL classes in Ivybridge

Fr Ken Leech, founded the homelessness charity Centrepoint

Peter Thompson, establish a free legal advice centre in Muswell Hill

This is the same Christian Faith which motivates Capital Mass towards a vision of a city where all are recognised for their immeasurable worth and where all can flourish. This is the same Christian Faith which draws us into partnerships as together we seek the welfare of London.

Measures of Success

To raise awareness

  • of the activities of our parishes and ecumenical partners. Minimising duplication and maximising collaboration.

  • of the deep pool of resources in London through partner organisations. Connecting parishes and minimising “reinventing the wheel”.

  • of the issues across London. Connecting parishes and parishioners to the leading experts in those fields.

To raise participation

  • of the number of projects and ministries across London delivered through the Diocese addressing poverty and inequality.

  • of the number of Parishes in the Diocese addressing poverty and inequality.

  • of the number of Parishioners in the Diocese addressing poverty and inequality.

Trustee Reports

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