Welcome to the London Internet Church website! We are an integral part of the mission and ministry of the vast Diocese of London. The LIC was established in 2006 and is based at the Parish Church of St Stephen Walbrook at the geographical heart of the City of London.
The Rt Revd and Rt Hon Richard Chartres, Bishop of London The Ven Peter Delaney MBE, Director of the LIC
We very much hope that Wren’s masterpiece of architectural design containing Henry Moore’s unique eight ton sculptured altar and as a base for London’s Internet Church the parish of St Stephen Walbrook will prove that the best of ten centuries can provide the very best of twenty first Christian communication in a way that is true to its past and not afraid to embrace the future. If Jesus Christ is the ‘Word made flesh’ then Walbrook is the ‘Word made stone’, and by the miracle of modern technology this Word can cross continents and enter every home and office as a means of proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ.
Peter Delaney served as Archdeacon of London from 1999 until 2009. He is now Archdeacon Emeritus and since 2004 has been Priest in Charge of St Stephen Walbrook. He is a man with a passion for the arts and communication as a means of understanding humanity and God.
After a classical art education and a brief period teaching he worked for NBC television in Hollywood and here found his vocation to the Anglican Priesthood returning to England to read theology at Kings College London.
He served at Marylebone with Chaplaincies to the National Heart Hospital and London Clinic. He was Chaplain at the University Church of Christ the King. From there he was invited to become Precentor and Residentiary Canon at Southwark Cathedral, where he developed an arts programme of exhibitions and theatre and theological training.
He was appointed Vicar of the ancient City church of All Hallows by the Tower where he not only developed the parish but set up a Performing Arts Cultural Exchange Programme twinned with New York and Philadelphia. All Hallows is the London base for the Anglican Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf and he became a Canon of St Paul’s Cathedral Nicosia and Senior Commissary to the Bishop.
Peter was made a Prebendary of St Paul’s Cathedral, London 1995. He began the City Churches Advisory Group at St Katharine Cree to develop the City Churches until being appointed Archdeacon. He was made MBE in 2001 for services to community in the City of London.
Peter is a trustee of the Trust For London, and Chair of the Wakefield Trust. He is a member of the Independent Advisory Committee for the City of London Police. He is Past Master of the Gardeners Company, The Company of World Traders and a freeman of the Company of Watermen and Lightermen of the River Thames.
As part of the work at St Stephen Walbrook the London Internet Church has been developed as a vision of the church for the future. Peter is Director of the London Internet Church and with a team of others is moving this concept of the church of the future into a reality. Thus it would seem that after a lifetime holding together the disparate interests of faith, arts, theatre and television Walbrook is the synthesis of all these interests.