Magnify Launch Event, All Souls Church

Momentous ‘Magnify’ campaign launched at founder John Stott’s All Souls Church 

12 May 2023 |

Langham’s Magnify campaign, which is aiming to raise support to double the impact of its global ministries, was launched at the iconic All Souls Church, London, on 22 April.  

John Libby and Tayo Arikawe
LPUKI’s National Director John Libby (left) with Tayo Arikawe (International Director) who shared why Langham is desperately needed.

Over 50 people from various denominations and backgrounds gathered at Langham Partnership’s birthplace for an informative, encouraging and inspirational event.  

Attendees were moved and challenged hearing about the huge needs of believers around the world who lack resources to grow to maturity in Christ – a gap that Langham currently fills and wants to do more!

Speakers included Chris Wright, Ministries Director & Global Ambassador; Tayo Arikawe, International Director; John Libby, LPUKI’s National Director and Peter Penner, General Editor of the recently launch Central Eastern European Bible Commentary (CEEBC). 

Why Langham is desperately needed

The event began with a time of sung worship, prayer and Bible reading led by Langham International staff member Cindy Crossley. Chris Wright then expounded Psalm 34, focusing on the faith expressed by Amos, Abraham and Habakkuk. 

Attendees of the Magnify launch event in London.
Over 50 people were encouraged and inspired at the Magnify launch event at All Souls Church in April.

Tayo Arikawe shared why Langham’s ministries (Literature, Preaching and Scholars) are so desperately needed; and a highlight for many was an interview with Peter Penner, who works tirelessly to amplify the voices of Central/Eastern European and Central Asian believers through Christian literature. 

He explained that the CEEBC brought together writers from 20 different countries that do not often work together in this unique and vital project. Peter was so thankful for those who support Langham and his hope is that local writing, preaching and interpretation of scripture in these areas of the world will increase more and more. 

Churches blossom during Ukraine war

He shared inspirational stories of churches in Ukraine that are blossoming and overflowing as people wrestle with the reality of war and search for God at this time. 

Chris Wright and Peter Penner
Chris Wright (left) interviewing Peter Penner (right) about the CEEBC and the Church in Ukraine.

Believers in Central/Eastern Europe and Central Asia are standing strong in the face of great difficulties, while helping, sharing and reaching out to others. 

Throughout the event, videos displaying the impact of the Langham programmes in the Majority World were shown and appreciated. 

Be blessed as you bless the Majority World

Simon Foulds, Langham UKI’s Supporter Development Manager, ended the event with an appeal for support of the Magnify campaign. 

Our prayer is that more UKI Christians get on board and that we are blessed as we bless others through Langham. 

To find out more about the Magnify campaign and to support it financially, visit the Magnify website

Attend a Magnify Roadshow event! 

All Souls, Langham Place, London.
All Souls, Langham Place, is the birthplace of what became Langham Partnership, as its founder John Stott was the rector there for many years.

Langham is holding Magnify Roadshow events across the country in the coming months, including in Manchester, Dumfries & Galloway, Sheffield, Cambridge and Exeter.

We would love to see you there. Visit the Magnify website for more information.


“Thank you and the team for a wonderful event. We were both inspired and encouraged by the event… and will certainly be looking at increasing our financial support for the Langham Partnership.”
Supporters in West London

“I was struck by the statistic that one Langham scholar completing a PhD was likely to have an impact on nearly 10,000 other people. What an exciting prospect! 

“Praise God the whispers heard at All Souls… will reverberate around the UK and the world.”
John Woods, Langham author who attended the launch event.

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