‘What does the Lord require of you, but to do justice, to love kindness and to walk humbly with your God?’ (Micah 6.8)
At St Pancras we want to be a church that embraces the vision of Micah 6.8, giving equal priority to three core relationships:
- Our relationship with God
- Our relationship with each other in the church
- Our relationship with the local community and the wider world
The church stands on one of the busiest crossroads in Central London. Fewer than 7000 people live in the parish, but the daytime population of office workers, support staff, students, hotel guests, day visitors and rough sleepers is booming, particularly on weekdays. Numbers have increased sharply in the last decade with the arrival of the Eurostar and the expansion of UCL, and they will increase even more in the years ahead as the Kings Cross development is completed and HS2 & Crossrail 2 bring more people through Euston.
Every church longs to see its Sunday congregations grow, and its membership list expand. We share this concern, but we also long to exercise an effective mission and ministry among the thousands who spend time in the parish during the week.
‘You are the light of the world,’ Jesus taught his followers (Matthew 5.14). Because of our location, we have an opportunity – and a responsibility – to help people see the light of God in the midst of their daily lives. We believe that we are called to be a ‘beacon’ city centre church, reflecting this light to the best of our ability. We trust that the light will draw people into the sacred space that the church offers for prayer, worship and conversation, where the ancient truths of the gospel can be articulated in creative and relevant ways. And we also trust that the light will shine out into the community and the wider world as we build relationships, share common causes, and speak prophetically about the issues of our day.