Lumen United Reformed Church



Founded in 1824 as the National Scotch Church in London, and later taking the name of Regent Square, where it is situated, this international congregation worships in the Presbyterian/Reformed tradition and endeavours to express all that is best in liberal Reformed Christianity and to apply those insights honestly and creatively to life in contemporary London. The church belongs to the United Reformed Church, successor to the Presbyterian Church of England.

The congregation’s present building dates from the 1960s, but was extensively remodelled in recent years, at which time the church changed its name to “Lumen United Reformed  Church” to express its commitment to a faith characterised by light and hope.

The facilities host a number of community groups and social initiatives, including an excellent social enterprise café and meetings of groups such as the Terence Higgins Trust, a Taiwanese Presbyterian Fellowship and the denomination’s ministry to Higher Education in London.

John is one of the leaders of Lumen Church, a regular preacher at Sunday worship, and his office as University Chaplain is based there.