Inside and Outside the Churches of Scientology Around the World
The Church of Scientology of London was one of the very first Churches of Scientology, first opening its doors in 1955 — mere months after the Founding Church of Scientology in Washington, D.C. However, with Scientology more popular than ever before in England, it’s come high time for Scientology in London to get larger quarters. The grand opening for the new Church of Scientology of London will be held on the 22nd of October, with thousands expected to attend.
Situated on Queen Victoria Street, the new Church is but a short walk from the world-famous Tate Gallery, Shakespeare’s Globe theatre, St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Millennium Bridge. Standing six stories tall, this building – the historic “D’Arcy House” – will have been fully renovated and restored from top to bottom, including the grand reception.
The grand opening of the new London church will follow this year’s anniversary celebration of the International Association of Scientologists, which will take place at L. Ron Hubbard’s Saint Hill Manor home in East Grinstead, West Sussex, England.
This Church Grand Opening follows other major Churches of Scientology being established around the world, including ones in New York, Johannesburg and San Francisco (see grand opening speeches by Mr. David Miscavige here) .