News & Events
JCL News and Publications
JCL issues a number of publications. These include our JCL News magazine, regular Praise & Prayer letters, news and prayer letters from each of our Mission Partners, and an annual prayer calendar. All of these are available free of charge by post or, in the case of the prayer letters, by e mail. Visit our publications page to learn more.
JCL Japan Conferences - Please see our conference page
for more information.
London International VIP Club Meetings
These are ideal gatherings to invite Japanese business people to for some relaxed and enjoyable interaction with others and for some stimulating conversation in their own language. (The "VIP" idea is taken from Isaiah 43:4). They take place typically from 7 p.m. on a weekday evening in central London, approximately every six to twelve weeks. Usually a delicious Japanese meal is followed by a short talk and plenty of time for informal interaction. On many occasions the talk will be the personal testimony of a Christian. On other occasions there may be a theme, e.g. golf, paintings, music, etc. through which some connection with the Christian gospel will be drawn. However, meetings always aim to be informal and accessible to those who would not consider themselves to be Christians. Previous speakers have included: Keiko Holmes, Kiku Horinouchi, Tatsuya Takeshita, Yuko Yamagata, Bernard Firkins, Yoshiko Oishi, Selvan Anketell, Kazuo Ichimura and Yuki Maeda. Meetings usually will take place at 7pm at the Japanese restaurant Miyama City (17 Godliman Street, London EC4V 5BD). For more details please email Akiko Masui or contact us.
Japanese language church services or fellowships
These are held by JCL Partners or others in the following locations. If you are interested in attending or in taking a Japanese friend along to one of these services please feel free to contact us or one of the individuals listed below - we can give you detailed directions and put you in touch with someone who will be able to welcome you there.
Central London by the Japanese Christian Fellowship (JCF) on Sunday afternoons at 2.30 pm at Christ Church, Kensington. Contact us for more information.
- South London - South London Japanese Church (SLJC) was started on 1st April 2018, meeting at Sutton Vineyard Church Centre, Stayton House, 93 Stayton Road, Sutton, Surrey SM1 2PS. Meetings are in Japanese. For further information contact Katsutoshi Shimizu or JCL.
- North Finchley - London Megumi Church meets every Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. at Trinity Church Centre, 15 Nether Street, North Finchley, London, N12 7NN. Meetings are in Japanese and English. For further information contact Rebekah Hwang & Mark Song or JCL. There are also various Bible studies and meetings - contact Rebekah Hwang or JCL for more information.
Ealing - the Ealing Christian Centre Japanese Fellowship meets every Sunday from 2.30pm at Ealing Christian Centre, 268 Northfield Avenue, Ealing W5 4UB. Other activities include a weekly bilingual playgroup, Japanese Alpha course, English classes and small group meetings. For more information click on the link above for their website or contact Aogu Tateyama (07776 478555).
Edinburgh - every Sunday from 2.00pm at 127 Moira Terrace, Edinburgh, EH7 6UB, UK. There are also various midweek and social activities. For more information, contact Jae Hun or Young Sook or view the church's website.
Milton Keynes - every first and third Sunday of the month from 10.30. A mother and toddlers group also meets every Friday during school terms at The Servant King Church, 33 Dulverton Drive, Furzton, Milton Keynes MK4 1NA. Elsewhere a Japanese Bible study group meets too. For more information on any of these contact JCL.
Stockport - A range of activities and events are available where Japanese people can meet in a relaxed setting for friendship, support and encouragement as well as for the opportunity to learn about the Christian faith. During school terms a Toddlers' group runs weekly. See the Anglo-Japanese Christian Ministries website for details or contact Trevor Howard, (0161 613 8392 or 07910 733199) or JCL.
- Cambridge - Various Bible studies and other Japanese groups meet in the city, including a mums and toddlers group. There are also ad hoc social events. Further information is available from Roger & Jea-Nam Stevens.
Japanese Bible studies
In addition to the Bible studies mentioned above, Japanese language Bible studies also take place in Reading, Oxford, Maidenhead, Sevenoaks and London. Please contact us for more information.
Japanese parent and toddler groups
Parent and toddler groups for Japanese meet regularly in London, Tooting, Milton Keynes, Reading, Edinburgh, Stockport, Cambridge and Sevenoaks.
Click here to see details in English of the group which meets near the Gherkin in the City of London (日本語はこちら), or contact us for more information on any of the groups.
Ongoing typical events or activities in London and elsewhere:
Various informal cookery classes
Various informal English language classes
Various mothers & toddlers groups
Various informal Japanese language Bible study discussions
Various seasonal events, e.g. Easter, Summer tea, Christmas, Valentines Day, etc.
Various regular meetings to pray for Japan and the Japanese people
contact us if you'd like to know more.
Are you in the USA? Check out Reaching Japanese for Christ, for those interested in mission among
Japanese, including reaching Japanese living in the USA with the gospel.