Citygate Church exists to powerfully affect our generation, by building a large, dynamic and influential Church, where people are equipped to fulfil their destiny; radically transforming our world.


Our Pastors & Team


senior Pastors

Julian & Sharon Melfi, along with their 3 boys, are passionate about building a large and dynamic church in London, with a vision to see people impacted with the love and power of God.

Having already served in ministry for a number of years, they felt stirred by God to plant a new church, and in February 1997 they gathered together with a small group of people to start Citygate Church. From the very beginning they focused on equipping people to be wholehearted about their faith, to trust God in His word and to be effective in helping others in their journey of faith.


Ps Sally Ede
Associate Pastor


Tim & Lovely Hilario
Youth & YA Pastors


Darran & Vanessa Rowe
Kids Church Pastors


Ben Leeves
Creative & Worship Pastor

Mellissa Whittle
Office Manager


Becky Lewis
Assistant to ps sally

Barry Whittle
Men’s Cluster Leader

Michelle Francis
& Dionne Walker
Women’s Cluster Leaders


Katie Pennycuick
YA Cluster Leader

Tom Lawrence
Integration leader


Chris Smith
Food+ bromley Leader



Citygate Church began in a Drama Studio in a local school with just 13 people and a big vision - to powerfully affect our generation through a relevant demonstration of faith and love.

It soon became clear that a better venue was needed; Citygate first used a function room above a restaurant, and then moved to a local Church Hall as temporary home until 2002.  At that point, and with only 60 partners, Citygate miraculously purchased and renovated the local town centre post office depot, which is now used as the main church complex. The extent and excellence of this first major project is a clear demonstration of the powerful spirit of faith and provision, which is very much evident in the church today.

From that time until now Citygate has continued to grow into a healthy, modern, multicultural church impacting the lives of hundreds every week!

Our message is simple; we desire that people from all walks of life, background and ethnicity come to Know God personally, Find Freedom in every area of life, Discover their specific Purpose and therefore Make a Difference in their world!

God is at work in Citygate Church.  We invite you to see for yourself how exciting church can be when the focus is simple and people are free to go after God with passion!


 Everything we do, both within the Church and the community, is done with excellence, demonstrating the character and nature of God; people deserve the best! #values


 We all run with the vision of Citygate, which gives purpose, motivation and unifies the Church. #values


Everything we do and say comes from our desire to please God and do His will with exuberance, integrity and commitment that is second to none.  From coporate praise and worship to personal prayer, we express our passion for God with enthusiasm. #values