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Currently Hosting the London GospelJazz Festival with an international line up of artistes and performance of Everyman (Eniyan)by Rehoboth Theatre Company - August 29th and 30th 2008. Also an active church and bookable conference centre with spaces as small as 40 and up to 900 in the main sanctuary.

The History of City Temple:-
City Temple, an historic Free Church on the western edge of the City of London, has its roots in the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century. The traditional date of the founding of the church is 1640. However, some evidence suggests that the church could have begun as early as the 1560s.

City Temple was built on Holborn Viaduct in 1874 and developed as a classic city-centre 'preaching station'. It's grand design, layout and worship epitomised the metropolitan 'gathered church' model. This model thrived even after the Second World War, when the church was rebuilt and opened for worship in 1958, after having suffered bomb damage, and the 900-seat sanctuary was regularly filled to overflowing.

The church has become a growing, international fellowship, incorporating over 20 nationalities and enjoying a contemporary and charismatic worship style. It is committed to the City of London and its surrounding areas, continuing to cherish its history.

The City Temple is in central London, in the City of London, and is situated on the south side of Holborn Viaduct, between Holborn Circus and Farringdon Road. Holborn Viaduct is one of the main road arteries connecting the City with the West End of London. The nearest landmark is Holborn Circus. Sunday Transportation Options Please note that not all transportation options listed will be running on Sunday. Tube options available that day include Farringdon, St Paul's and Blackfriars. The City Thameslink station is closed on Sunday, but Farringdon and Blackfriar Stations are still available for Thameslink Service . Buses running into the area include the 8, 25, 45, 46, 63, 83, 207, 242, 341, 427 and 748. London Underground The closest tube station to the City Temple is not Holborn. The closest tube stations are: Chancery Lane exit 3, (closed on Sundays), which is on the Central Line and from which the City Temple is 3 minutes walk East; and Farringdon, on the Circle, District and Hammersmith & City Lines, and from which the City Temple is 4 minutes walk South West. In addition the City Temple is 5 minutes walk west from St Paul’s tube station (also on the Central line) or 6 minutes walk north from Blackfriars (on the Circle and District Lines.) The Train The City Temple is 300 metres west from the City Thameslink station (closed on Sundays) with Farringdon or Blackfriars Thameslink stations as alternatives. Blackfriars is also a main-line railway station. In addition, the City Temple is only a short hop from all major London railway termini (Rail Information Line: 0345 484950). The Bus The following services stop at, or close to, Holborn Circus, the bus-stop for City Temple (London Transport information Line: 020 7222 1234). Nos. 8, 17 (Monday-Friday), Nos. 25, 45, 46 (Monday-Friday, except evenings), Nos. 242, 243 (Monday-Friday), Nos. 341, 501 (Monday-Friday, except evenings), Nos. 521 (Monday-Friday - peak hours). London Airports From Gatwick: Take the Thameslink Rail towards Bedford, exiting either at City Thameslink Station located to the East of City Temple on the viaduct or at Farringdon Station, shown on the map provided. From Heathrow: Heathrow Express to Paddington then Circle line tube to Farringdon; Tube: Piccadilly line to Holborn, then Central line to Chancery Lane/St Paul’s From Luton: Take the Thameslink Rail towards Brighton, exiting either at City Thameslink Station located to the East of City Temple on the viaduct or at Farringdon Station, shown on the map provided. From Stansted: Stansted Express from airport to Liverpool Street main-line railway station, then Central Line tube to Chancery Lane/St Paul’s. Parking Metered Parking: There is limited, metered parking available in the immediate vicinity on Shoe Lane, Plumtree Court and St Andrew Street. The meters are free after 6.30pm on weekdays, after 1.30pm on Saturdays and all day Sunday. Car Parks: The nearest car parks (all NCP) are located opposite Farringdon tube station (Cowcross Street), on Snow Hill (off Holborn Viaduct) and close to the Old Bailey (Limeburner Lane). Disabled Parking: There is limited disabled parking on Plum Tree Court, the road directly behind the City Temple, and on St Andrew Street.

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