Angleterre: « Holy Trinity Brompton’s conferences
Holy Trinity Brompton with St Paul’s, Onslow Square (« HTB« ) is an Anglican church in Brompton, London, United Kingdom. The church consists of three church buildings, HTB Brompton Road, HTB Onslow Square and HTB Queen’s Gate, as well as being the home for Worship Central, St Paul’s Theological Centre and The Alpha course. It is where the Alpha course was first developed and is one of the most influential churches in the Church of England.
The church buildings accommodate Alpha, other courses, conferences and meetings during the week and ten services each Sunday. With total Sunday service attendance at around 4,000 people and the Alpha course attracting several hundred guests during the week, HTB oversees a diverse range of activities. HTB’s vision statement is the « evangelisation of the nations and the transformation of society ».
Another important activity of HTB is its yearly church camp, named Focus. This takes place over a week at a seaside campsite where typically 3,500 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.
Sunday, 22 July 2012: guests Hillsong founders and Papal preacher speak at Focus holiday…
Brian and Bobbie Houston, the Australian founders of Hillsong Church, were guest speakers at HTB’s teaching holiday week, which was launched last night.
Father Raniero Cantalamessa, the Pope’s personal preacher, spoke this morning on the second day of the event.
The Houstons were welcomed by Vicar Nicky Gumbel as he introduced the 21st annual Focus event, which is attended by around 4,300 HTB members and friends, at Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire.
Brian Houston spoke on the subject of ‘glorious obsession’.
Fr Raniero, who is 78 years old and had flown in specially from Rome, spoke on the subject of the Father’s love, reminding everyone that when he had last spoken at HTB’s Focus holiday several years ago he had spoken on Mary, the mother of Jesus.
At the end of his talk, he was given a lengthy standing ovation…
HTB Leadership Conference (May 2012):
From 14 to 15 May, over 4000 people gathered in London for the 2012 HTB Leadership Conference, hosted by Holy Trinity Bromppton (HTB) church and HTB Vicar Nicky Gumbel. Among the speakers for this year’s gathering was interfaith leader Tony Blair.. .
Find out more: http://leadershipconference2013.htb.org.uk/
La paroisse anglicane, à l’origine des parcours Alpha, a réuni lundi et mardi à Londres 4 300 chrétiens de toutes confessions pour un forum sur le « leadership chrétien ».
Sur la scène du Royal Albert Hall défilent tour à tour l’ancien premier ministre britannique Tony Blair, le juge de la Haute Cour de justice Paul Coleridge, les célèbres pasteurs évangéliques américains Rick Warren et Judah Smith ainsi que l’évêque anglican de Londres Richard Chartres… Des invités exceptionnels devant un parterre – tout aussi inédit en ces lieux – de 4 300 responsables anglicans, baptistes, pentecôtistes, catholiques et orthodoxes venus de 50 pays : l’espace de deux jours, la majestueuse salle de spectacle londonienne s’est transformée en un vaste cénacle chrétien.
Débordée par le succès de sa conférence annuelle sur le « leadership chrétien » lancée il y a trois ans à Londres, la paroisse anglicane Holy-Trinity-Brompton, connue pour avoir créé les parcours Alpha d’initiation à la foi chrétienne, a pu s’offrir pour la première fois cette année le prestigieux Royal Albert Hall. (La Croix)