The Diocese of London, that's Church of England London north of the Thames, is planning to plant 100 new churches by 2020. They call it Capital Vision 2020 and Bishop Ric Thorpe crossed the river today to tell the Southwark Diocesan Evangelical Union about these exciting plans - and get us all enthused about church planting.
His job is to create new ones - or at least encourage others to do so.
The London goal of 100 new churches is impressive but Ric pointed out it is a drop in the ocean if we are to reach the whole nation with the gospel.
We really need thousands of new churches.
It was inspiring and challenging stuff.
Now, how about a few more churches in Bermondsey? (not necessarily more church buildings, but more communities of God's people sharing the good news with the community). That's something to think about and pray for.
In the meantime, from our brothers and sisters across the river: here's their excellent Capital Vision:
Capital Vision 2020 from London Diocese on Vimeo.