Watoto Children's Choir Concert - 'Signs & Wonders' - March 22nd & 23rd 2018


Watoto Children's Choir Concert - 'Signs & Wonders' - March 22nd & 23rd 2018

The Watoto Children's Choir are back with the second year of their incredible production: 'Signs & Wonders'

Watoto Children’s Choirs have travelled extensively since 1994, sharing a message of hope for Africa’s orphans and widows. To date, the choir has toured six continents and performed to enthralled audiences in schools, retirement homes, churches, parliaments, state houses and royal palaces. 

The Watoto Children's Choir concert is a fundraising event for Watoto. The choir's members are orphans and other vulnerable children; many of them have suffered the loss of one or both parents and now live in a Watoto village.

Accompanied by a team of adults, the choir presents Watoto’s vision and mission by sharing personal stories, music and dance. While on the road, the children act as advocates for the millions of other African children who have experienced the same heartbreaking pain and suffering as them.

Through the power of their testimonies the children will share stories of how their lives have been changed, and how they have been called into a life of purpose to transform their communities. Each story will declare the miracle of transformation – from darkness to light; from despair to hope; from loss to purpose; from fear to faith.

Hosted by Leyton Churches Together, both concerts will be held at Elim Pentecostal Church on Hainault Road, Leytonstone, E11.

Tickets for Thursday 22nd March 2018

Tickets for Friday 23rd March 2018



Pastor Tom Loud at Cornerstone Sunday 25th February


Pastor Tom Loud at Cornerstone Sunday 25th February

Now Believe is pleased to announce that Pastor Tom Loud from Shoreline Full Gospel Fellowship (https://shorelinefullgospel.org/about/our-staff/) in Seattle will be with us from 23-25 February, and will be ministering in different places around London during that time. He regularly goes out on the streets and sees the Lord heal the sick supernaturally, and records it on his Youtube channel, which you can see here:


On the morning of Sunday 25th February, Tom will be speaking at Cornerstone Church in Leyton at the kind invitation of their leadership. The service starts at 10.30am, and there will be an outreach at Leytonstone station in the afternoon at 2.00pm. The address of the church is as follows:

Cornerstone Church,
149, Canterbury Road,
E10 6EH

The nearest stations are Leytonstone and Leyton Midland Road.



Looking For A Home

Cornerstone Pre-School are providing an internship for a German student called Leah who is looking for a host home from 16th March to 8th June 2018. She is willing to help in the home and provide babysitting. She is also able to make a financial contribution towards her stay. Please let the office know if you would be happy to offer her a space in you home.


Service of Thanksgiving for Howard (From Cheryl)


Service of Thanksgiving for Howard (From Cheryl)

Dear friends,

It is wonderful how many of you are able to join us as we celebrate Howards's life on Monday. 
I just wanted to let you know a few details about the day

Firstly the time has changed! Thankfully the Funeral Directors have given us an extra 15 minutes for the service so the timings are now as follows

1.00 - Doors open
1.30 - Service starts
3.00 - A small party of close family will depart to the crematorium
3.00 - Refreshments will be served for those staying at the church
There will be a video booth where you can record your memories of Howard
There will also be a book of condolences for those who prefer pen and paper
3.30 - Hot food will be served
4.00 - Family party will return
4.30-6.30 - Open Mic where friends and family can share memories of Howard
7pm - Finish

The Celebration will be held at: Elim Pentecostal Church, Hainault Road, Leytonstone, E11 1EL

Dress code - Whenever I asked Howard what I should wear to an event he would say "Whatever you are comfy in" so that is the dress code for his Celebration. If you want to wear bright colours feel free to do so, if you prefer to wear black please do. Formal or casual it is entirely up to you.

Travelling by Public Transport
The church is 5-7 minutes walk from Leytonstone Underground Station.
There are also several buses that stop outside the church: 
W15 & W19 that run from both Leytonstone and Walthamstow Central Stations
W16 that runs from both Leytonstone and Wood Street stations

Parking - We are expecting over 350 people so parking will be in short supply.
The streets around the church are mainly CPZ but the police have lifted parking restrictions on the following roads Fairlop Road and Hainault Road.
We also have parking vouchers for the Abbots Park/Midland Road area (AM) which is about 5 mins walk from the station (these will be available from Cheryl prior to Monday or on the day from the reception desk at Elim Church.

Flowers - we will just be having flowers from the immediate family. However we will be having a collection on the day that will be shared between four charities that Howard regularly supported.

Cakes - Many of you have asked if you can bring anything. We have caterers who will be providing a range of hot food but if you are a baker and would like to bake a cake that would be great. 

Viewing - Should you wish to see Howard you can contact the Funeral home to arrange a visit on Friday 19th January. 

Finally we are expecting a lot of people so to be sure of a seat I would recommend that you arrive as early as possible.

I look forward to seeing you all on Monday,

Cheryl x


Summer Bible Reading Plan: Acts


Summer Bible Reading Plan: Acts

This Summer, from Saturday 1st July until Thursday 31st August, we as a church are encouraging everyone to read the book of Acts. Over the summer period we will be holding family services with a focus on characters from the book of Acts. We have divided up the book of Acts into daily readings averaging 12 verses a day. We have purposefully used smaller readings so that everyone can join in no matter how busy. Even if a whole week of readings is missed, catching up will be a matter of 2 or 3 chapters.

During this period, we are encouraging you to share with each other what you got from the readings. you can do this using the app itself by adding your own 'community comments' or you can share when you meet people from church during the week, at life group, or at church itself. You can also make use of the church Facebook profile and have discussion with other members there.

To join in with the reading plan you can follow the readings below, you can pick up the yellow plan at church and check off each reading, you can find the readings in the Cornerstone Weekly, or you can download the Faithlife Study Bible app, sign up to the Acts reading group, and follow along with the app. Instructions on how to do this are below.

Bible Reading Plan

Faithlife Study Bible Instructions


Jul 1 - Acts 1:1–11

Jul 2 - Acts 1:12–26

Jul 3 - Acts 2:1–13

Jul 4 - Acts 2:14–41

Jul 5 - Acts 2:42–47

Jul 6 - Acts 3:1–10

Jul 7 - Acts 3:11–26

Jul 8 - Acts 4:1–22

Jul 9 - Acts 4:23–31

Jul 10 - Acts 4:32–37

Jul 11 - Acts 5:1–11

Jul 12 - Acts 5:12–16

Jul 13 - Acts 5:17–42

Jul 14 - Acts 6:1–15

Jul 15 - Acts 7:1–53

Jul 16 - Acts 7:54–60

Jul 17 - Acts 8:1–8

Jul 18 - Acts 8:9–25

Jul 19 - Acts 8:26–40

Jul 20 - Acts 9:1–19

Jul 21 - Acts 9:19–31

Jul 22 - Acts 9:32–43

Jul 23 - Acts 10:1–8

Jul 24 - Acts 10:9–33

Jul 25 - Acts 10:34–48

Jul 26 - Acts 11:1–18

Jul 27 - Acts 11:19–30

Jul 28 - Acts 12:1–19

Jul 29 - Acts 12:20–25

Jul 30 - Acts 13:1–12

Jul 31 - Acts 13:13–52

Aug 1 - Acts 14:1–18

Aug 2 - Acts 14:19–28

Aug 3 - Acts 15:1–21

Aug 4 - Acts 15:22–41

Aug 5 - Acts 16:1–15

Aug 6 - Acts 16:16–40

Aug 7 - Acts 17:1–21

Aug 8 - Acts 17:22–34

Aug 9 - Acts 18:1–17

Aug 10 - Acts 18:18–28

Aug 11 - Acts 19:1–20

Aug 12 - Acts 19:21–41

Aug 13 - Acts 20:1–16

Aug 14 - Acts 20:17–38

Aug 15 - Acts 21:1–16

Aug 16 - Acts 21:17–26

Aug 17 - Acts 21:27–36

Aug 18 - Acts 21:37–22:21

Aug 19 - Acts 22:22–23:11

Aug 20 - Acts 23:12–22

Aug 21 - Acts 23:23–35

Aug 22 - Acts 24:1–21

Aug 23 - Acts 24:22–27

Aug 24 - Acts 25:1–12

Aug 25 - Acts 25:13–27

Aug 26 - Acts 26:1–11

Aug 27 - Acts 26:12–32

Aug 28 - Acts 27:1–12

Aug 29- Acts 27:13–44

Aug 30 - Acts 28:1–16

Aug 31 - Acts 28:17–31



Thy Kingdom Come Starts Today


Thy Kingdom Come Starts Today

Today is Ascension day in the Church of England calendar, the day we mark Jesus' ascension to heaven after his resurrection from the dead. It marks the beginning of Thy Kingdom Come, the global prayer event. Thy Kingdom Come runs until Pentecost Sunday (4th June) and each day is marked by a call to prayer utilising a specific theme. We will post two items on our website blog each day to help us engage in prayer. The first is a video from a different leader in the global church. The second will contain a daily prayer guide from the World Prayer Centre to help us pray using the themes of Thy Kingdom Come.



This Week's Burn is Cancelled

Due to the arrival of two beautiful girls in the lives of our Burn directors, the East London Burn is postponed until further notice. WE are sorry for this inconvenience and hope to be able to re-open it shortly.


Thy Kingdom Come 2017


Thy Kingdom Come 2017

From Thursday 25th May (Ascension day) until Sunday 4th June (Pentecost) we will be joining with the global wave of prayer, Thy Kingdom Come, an initiative of the Archbishops of Canterbury and York. The aim is to pray that people in our City, Country, and around the world, will come to know Jesus as their saviour.

During this time we will be joining forces with both Gateway Community Church and Elim Pentecostal Church (Leyton Churches Together) and holding joint events, individual events, and a combined 24/7 prayer rota from Sunday 28th May until Sunday 4th June (sign up here) with the aim of ensuring every single hour is covered in prayer by someone from our three churches. We are also hoping to open our prayer room from 9am-4pm during the week. 

The week of prayer will begin on Sunday 28th May with a 'Leyton Churches Together Thy Kingdom Come Prayer Launch' at Elim church at 6.30pm. It will end one week later with a 'Leyton Churches Together Thy Kingdom Come Celebration,' again at Elim, at 6.30pm.

See some of the videos below to get inspiration. 

Do you want to #Pledge2Pray? You can do so on the Thy Kingdom Come website where there is also plenty of further information.

Need help to pray? Great ideas can be found here.

Further videos can be found on the Thy Kingdom Come Vimeo Channel here.


Citizens UK Listening Training


Citizens UK Listening Training

As a Parish, we’re excited to be offering free training with Citizens UK on Wednesday, 3rd May, from 7-9.15 pm at St Mary’s RC Primary School in Chingford. 

At the Listening Training, we’ll learn more about key aspects of Community Organising, including how to have short and effective relational meetings (one-to-one conversations), how to host house meetings and more. As part of strengthening our alliance in Waltham Forest, we’re hoping to have hundreds of conversations with our neighbours in 2017 about what matters most to them and what they are concerned about; from these conversations, we will then build a manifesto to present to politicians before the 2018 local elections. Do join us on 3rd May – we’d love to have you!


Thanksgiving Service For The Night Shelters


Thanksgiving Service For The Night Shelters

Come and join us for this service where we give thanks to God for the Forest Churches Emergency Night Shelters which were hosted by a number of local churches and ministries from the beginning of November 2016 through to the end of March 2017.

There will be a little worship, plenty of testimony, a short thought to help us process the last few months, and an opportunity to thank one or two individuals.

The service will be followed by refreshments.

When & Where: Sunday 9th April 7.00pm at Cornerstone Church.


Good Friday


Good Friday

On Good Friday we are holding two events this year as we join together with both Gateway and Elim churches. at 10am there will be a family service at Elim Pentecostal Church. This will be a one hour service for all the family.

We will then walk the large cross from Elim church down to the Baker's Arms where we will share our faith, give public testimony and scripture reading, worship, offer healing, connect with people, give out good bags and drinks, and be present as the light of Jesus in our community.

The service is at 10am.

We aim to leave Elim at 11.30am to be at the Baker's Arms by 11.50am.

Everyone is welcome to as much or as little as you are able to manage.





Come and join us on the amazing Alpha course as we take a fresh approach to the course using the superb Alpha Film Series, filmed all around the world in the style of a high calibre travel show, with stories, interviews, stunning cinematography, engaging presenters and more.

Alpha is for anyone who's curious. The films are designed to encourage conversation and explore the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. No question is out of bounds and you are free to discuss as much or as little as you wish.

Our next course starts on Thursday May 4th and will run from 7.00pm for the following 10 weeks. There will also be a day session from 10am to 4.30pm on Saturday 17th June.

Cornerstone and Gateway churches are thrilled to invite you to join us o this exciting course. It is totally free.


Easter Services & Events


Easter Services & Events

Sunday 9th April 10.30am - Palm Sunday Family Service
Sunday 9th April 7.00pm - Night Shelter Thanksgiving Service
Thursday 13th April 8.00pm - Maunday Thursday Communion
Friday 14th April 10.00am - Churches Together Service @ Elim Church
Friday 14th April 11.00am - Good Friday Outreach @ Bakers Arms
Sunday 16th April 10.30am - Easter Day Baptism Celebration with Egg Hunt


Annual Meeting & Bring and Share Lunch


Annual Meeting & Bring and Share Lunch

We will be holding our Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) this on Sunday 2nd April during our morning service. It will be an opportunity to give thanks for what God has done over the last year and to look forward to what he will do in the future. Come and celebrate with us.

The APCM will be followed by a bring and share lunch to which all are welcome.