Albania – Illyricum Movement

Albania – Illyricum Movement

Illyricum Movement is a Church Planting Network in Albania.

Edi Demo is the leader and founder of Illyricum Church Planting Network in Tirana Albania.

Edi Demo, with Grant, Andrew and Bert, on Edi’s visit to Amersfoort in summer 2016.

The movement takes its  name from Paul’s reference to it in Romans 15:v19. Illyricum was a Roman Province that extended at least as far as Slovenia and so, included, modern day Albania.

They have currently planted 3 churches. Their aim is not to establish a denomination but for each church plant to become a self sustaining self governing church which will also be self multiplying in time.

All these churches are in the capital Tirana, in different districts of different economic status.

Edi, Grant, with Christian radio station staff in Albania (October 2016)

Edi visited All Saints in February 2017, and his sermon introducing his work can be found in our sermon archive.

Peter Gillies and Grant returned to Tirana, in September 2017. Peter taught for two evenings on ‘Christian Ethics’ and ‘Evidence for the Resurrection’. He also was interviewed for a Christian TV and Radio Station in Tirana. Peter and Grant met with different members of the congregations. And on the Sunday, Grant preached on the theme of ‘Forgiveness among Christian’.

Grant and Peter, at the ‘Ekklesia’ church plant, with Albanian church members, (Sept 2017).

Edi plans to visit the Netherlands in March 2018, and hopes to visit All Saints on a Sunday morning and to share about the work of Illyricum.

Here are two links which shares more about their important work for the Lord.

Illyricum Movement – main website

Below are photos from the visit in September 2017 by Grant and Peter.


More information about their work and how to pray…

Autumn – Winter 2017 News

January-February 2017 – Dutch newsletter

January-February 2017 (English pdf download)

September-October 2016 – English PDF download