The Metropolitan Tabernacle is a large Independent Reformed Baptist church in the Elephant and Castle in London. It was the largest non-conformist church of its day in 1861. The Tabernacle Fellowship have been worshipping together since 1650, soon after the sailing of the Pilgrim Fathers. Its first pastor was William Rider, and many notable others have filled the position since, including Benjamin Keach, Dr. John Gill, Dr. John Rippon, and CH Spurgeon. The Tabernacle still worships and holds to its Biblical foundations and principles under its present pastor, Dr. Peter Masters.
Services and Meetings:
The church holds two main services on Sundays, a teaching service in the morning at 11am, and the other (for persuasive gospel preaching) at 6.30pm. In addition to this, there is a Children's Sunday School, Bible Classes, College Classes and a Doctrine Class on Sunday afternoons, from 3-4pm. During the week, a prayer meeting is held on Monday evenings at 7.30pm and a Bible study on Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm where God's Word is studied.
London Metropolitan Tabernacle School of Theology:
Probably one of the largest reformed Christian conferences in the UK, gathering people from around the World, that still takes place today. 2014 holds the 39th annual School of Theology at the Tabernacle, with many pastors, Christian workers and church officers attending, and younger people seeking a more biblical and committed style of Christian life and service.