If you would like to visit some Christian bookshops in London, we’ve featured 10 below for you to read about.
While the origins of the Church House Bookshop are officially unknown, many believe it was founded in 1940 when King George VI officiated the opening of the new Church House building in Central London. Since then, the Church House Bookshop has provided Anglican parishioners and London visitors alike with a wide variety of Christian texts, including Bible study, Christian-themed fiction, hymnals, children’s books, and Christian and Church of England history. Located very close to Westminster Abbey, they also offer supplies for Christmas, Easter, communion, and baptism celebrations.
The Church House Bookshop hosts a variety of Christian-themed events, such as conferences, festivals and book signings. To find out more about future events or to see if they have a particular book on the shelf, contact them by email, phone or social media.
Located on Brixton Station Road in Central London, Beautiful Books sells one of the largest collections of faith-based books in the area. If you are looking for a Bible, you can find almost every version of Christian Bible available: the International Children’s Bible to the King James Bible and even the New King James version; there is also the Good News Bible, the common English Bible, and a many of these same versions are available in French, Portuguese and Spanish.
The shop also stocks faith-based fiction and ministry books. There is also a large selection of religious biographies, many of which are written by the shop founder, Joshua Daniel, about his father’s ministry and experience preaching in India. You can buy any of their books online. If there is a particular book you are looking for, contact them to see if they can special order it or if you have any other questions.
The Tabernacle Bookshop near the Metropolitan Tabernacle on Pastor Street stocks a range of reformed Christian texts, from Bibles and Sunday school teaching materials to general religious reference texts and books on church history. There is also a large selection of books on the reformed Christian doctrine by reformed Christian pastors, as well as texts about how to live a more Christian life in the modern world.
The Tabernacle Bookshop doesn’t offer any events but they do welcome any curious visitor to stop by and discuss the faith and how it differs from other Christian sects. If you have any questions about their shop or their ideals, feel free to contact them anytime.
On New Cross Road in Central London, the Believer’s Bookshop carries Christian Bibles in nearly every version and in over 30 different languages. They also carry a range of Christian-themed books, including fiction, life guidance, relationship advice, and general Christian reference texts.
The Believer’s Bookshop is more than just a bookshop; they market themselves as the ‘Your One-Stop Christian Resource Centre’ as they also stock Christian-themed clothes, accessories, DVDs, music, stationery and seasonal decorations. To find out if they have what you’re looking for, contact them by email or stop by Mondays through Saturdays.
Manna Christian Centre in Streatham, South London, has twice won the ‘Christian Bookshop of the Year’ award for Great Britain and Northern Island since its opening in 1981. They carry Bibles and Bible study books, books on living a Christian life, books about the church and its doctrines, children’s Christian-themed books and books about children’s and youth ministry. They also carry DVDs of Christian-themed films and CDs of Christian music.
What the Manna Christian Centre is most known for is their outreach services for those struggling financially or sleeping rough. Where they previously had a café downstairs and the bookshop upstairs, in 2004 they decided to close the café and rearrange to open the upstairs as an outreach programme for those in need of a warm bed, hot food or listening ear. If you want to find out more about the Manna Christian Centre, contact them using their online message form.
Elizabeth Burke and her husband Tom took over the Good News Bookshop in Leyton, East London, when their off-license shop closed. The shop sells Bibles, children’s and young adult’s Bible study reference texts and ministry books, church supplies, Christian music and film, gifts and books about Christian themes or by Christian ministers.
The Good News Bookshop doesn’t host any events but they do take special orders and requests. So if you are looking for a particular book or Christian-themed film or CD, contact the Good News Bookshop to see if they can get it for you.
The Chapter Two ministry was formed in 1976 as a faith-based community ministry, unattached to any particular church or religious sect. Its purpose is simple: spread the word of God and Christ through the sale of Christian-related books and resources. The bookshop near Woolwich is the main purveyor of that mission, stocked with a selection of Bibles, hymnals, children’s books, and foreign language Bibles.
The bookshop also stocks historical Christian books, Christian life guidance texts, and Chapter Two’s own faith-based publications. To see what else they have on the shelves or for any other questions, contact them using their online message form.
Since the late 1980s, the Perivale Christian Bookshop in Perivale, West London, has sold Bibles in a variety of versions and languages, Christian-themed fiction, Bible study materials, and communion wine and wafers. They also participate in the Speaking Volumes scheme, which allows you to purchase a book at their shop as gift for your chosen library.
In Islington, Central London, the Amana Trust bookshop provides two levels of shelves stocked with Christian texts. If you are looking for one of the writings of Watchman Nee or Witness Lee, this is the shop to visit as they are one of the few to contain a copy of all known ministries of Watchman Nee and Witness Lee.
While the Amana Trust Bookshop does not host specific events, they do offer a personal study space for customers to reserve for Bible study groups or other theology-based events. If you want to know more about what books they have or what else the Amana Trust has to offer, contact the bookshop directly.
In Northeast London, near Willesden and Cricklewood, you’ll find Glorious Beginnings Bookshop. They offer a range of Christan-themed books and accessories, from Bibles and fiction books to greeting cards, stationery and festival decorations. They even provide digital copies of Bibles and Bibles in a variety of foreign languages.