Movement for Recovery is a fast-growing network of cities and towns across the UK that are committed to seeing the recovery and renewal of our places following the Covid crisis.

The Coronavirus crisis is the largest public health crisis in London in living memory. The Greater London Authority Mayor’s office have formulated a Recovery Plan identifying nine ‘missions’ and invited community groups and businesses to help “reimagine our city as a place with a better long-term future.”

Movement for Recovery London is bringing together local churches, church unity groups, charities and denominations for the common good. From the nine missions identified by the GLA, we will focus initially on the mission responding to Mental Health and Wellbeing. The Christian community already provides pastoral support to many in the city and has a large footprint in local communities, delivering, for example, hundreds of toddler groups, significant elderly care services and food banks across the city.

Working alongside Thrive London and drawing upon other charities, such as Kintsugi Hope, Movement for Recovery London looks to mobilise hundreds of churches and 1000s of ordinary Christian to make an impact on the mental health and wellbeing of the capital.

Movement for Recovery London Launch

Online Launch

How the Church in London can work together to respond to the mental health and well being crisis in the capital

Thursday 28th April
2pm, 6pm or 8pm (45 minute sessions online)

With input from:
The Bishop of London, Sarah Mullally
GLA’s Deputy Mayor for Communities and Social Justice, Debbie Weekes-Bernard
Mental Health Charity Kintsugi Hope
Thrive LDN
Hosted by Andy Frost & Rev Les Isaac OBE

‘Communities across the land have experienced enormous trauma over these past two years. Churches too. Movement for Recovery aims to stimulate exactly that: recovery from trauma. Their focus on mental health and wellbeing – encouraging churches to be a place where that is located – is to be welcomed’

Rev. Phil Barnard, Regional Team Leader, London Baptists

“I am thrilled to be supporting MOVEMENT for REVOVERY London. It’s an opportunity for the Church to work together with the GLA to better serve our communities.”

Rev Les Isaac, OBE

“The Movement for Recovery is working hard on one of the most important Missions of the London Recovery Plan – mental health and wellbeing. As a member of the London Recovery Board, I am delighted to see networks of churches getting involved and praying for our city and its people.”

Fr Luke Miller, Archdeacon of London

“Mental health and well being is one of the biggest challenges facing people today and Churches are well placed to offer support through this initiative.”

Revd George Watt
United Reformed Church Moderator