Getting started with London Neighbourhoods

The City of London has collected and organized a wealth of information about London's 42 neighbourhoods. In addition, groups such as Churches Together London and CCNL are contributing helpful resources and materials.

You can use this page as a jumping-off point, to help you get to information about your particular neighbourhood, and more.

Click here to get to the Neighbourhood resource page.


Two videos were played at our March 26th meeting, to help bring perspective, and to show that other church communities are experiencing a shared desire to help in their neighbourhoods.

Click here to see our Video Links page.


At our meetings there was a resource table with information and book suggestions.

1) These articles can be helpful for exploring the ideas of community development and working together.


"Different Ways to Help a Neighborhood".

"Principles Related to Biblical Outreach".

2) Here are some helpful books, including local links to the Navigators Resources and Creation Bookstore.

Toxic Charity – How Churches And Charities Hurt Those They Help—And How To Reverse It, by Robert D. Lupton

Read a review of this book.

Beyond Charity – The Call to Christian Community Development, by John M. Perkins

Read a review of this book.

Compassion, Justice and the Christian Life – Rethinking Ministry to the Poor, by Robert D. Lupton

When Helping Hurts – How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor and Yourself, by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert

Read a review of this book.

3) Here is our handout from our March 3rd 2012 meeting (our 4th meeting). It has some very good links to information on how to map a neighbourhood's assets, as well as benevolence information.