Church News — July 2024

Dear Church Family, 

After saying our goodbyes to David Gamester last Sunday, our new Director of Operations and Staff, Stuart Cox has now started his role at King’s. Stuart will be spending his weekdays with us and returning back to Crawley at the weekends, and along with his wife Charlotte and their four children will be relocating permanently when they find a home and schools. Please continue to pray for them during this transition period. 

Leadership Conference
What a joy it was to host the New Ground International Leadership Conference last month! For those who served in any capacity or hosted delegates, we are so grateful to you. If you’d like to listen to the main sessions and seminars from the conference, click here. We are hosting next year’s event as well — so put the dates in your diary: 12-14th June! 

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Building Update 
We are pleased to say that the work on the roof has now started! Bear with us as there may be some additional noise and disruption over the next couple of months.  

Summer holidays
During the summer holidays, our children’s work for ages 1-11 will be continuing as usual, except for 4th August where we’ll be having an all-age meeting for an hour with worship and baptisms before heading to Hampden Park to have a picnic lunch together. Our 11-14’s will not be meeting on Sundays in August, but will be gathering for various activities during the summer break after they get home from Newday. Thursday Church will be continuing to run as normal throughout the school holidays.

Dates for the diary:

  • Friday 12th July — United Women’s event: all women welcome! Sign-up here.
  • Tuesday 15th July — Bible School, 7.30pm
  • Sunday 21st July — Sunday evening meeting, 7pm
  • Sunday 4th August — Baptisms and lunch in the park! (We’ll head to Hampden Park after our Sunday meeting, so bring a picnic and extra to share)
  • September 8th to September 14th — We’ll be starting our term with a week of prayer, more details to follow next month. 
  • Sunday 8th September — We’ll be praying for Bosun (Elder), Wendy & Nailza (Deacons) and Carl (leading Grace Community Church as an Elder) as they step into their new roles in our church family.

With all our love,

On behalf of the Elders and Deacons

Church Info Night — April 2024

A key event of news and updates for all who call King’s their home.

00:00 Introduction and overview
01:45 Services and Sites update
04:46 Thursday Church
15:00 Church on the Harbour
26:48 Sunday Evening
32:17 Mortgage and Buildings update
— 45:10 Q&A
53:48 Staffing update
59:48 Volunteering update
1:06:42 Role: Director of Operations and Staff
1:14:46 Elders and Deacons update
1:21:38 Gift Day
1:31:22 Scott Marques / Disciple Nations update

Nyame Ye — New Worship at King’s

Our worship and media teams have been busy recording a first for King’s — a home grown song all of our own — and something a little different. Written by our worship leaders Francis and Geisiel, with arrangement by our worship lead Rich, the song is a sung in three languages: Brazilian Portuguese, Twi and English; and is based on an Afrobeats rhythm. 

Released Easter Sunday 2024, the video is also available on our YouTube channel

You can also add the studio version of the song to your favourite streaming service at

For more live worship at King’s, visit our YouTube playlist.

7 ways of fasting through Lent

We are using the traditional period of Lent to seek after God through prayer & fasting, bringing our ‘holy dissatisfaction’ to Him collectively as a church family. For these seven weeks, wherever you are in your faith, we are encouraging people to fast, from food, for a time.

This will look different for everyone, it may be skipping a meal once a week and using that time to pray, it might be as a group you fast all day and break your fast together with a meal in the evening, it might be fasting completely for a day or two.

The 7 topics are:

12th Feb: Week 1 — All that is within me
Looking at how we praise the Lord with our whole selves.
Watch Video | Download Video | Life Group Notes (PDF)

19th Feb: Week 2 — Information overload
Exploring what dials we need to turn down in our lives in order to turn up our spiritual dial.
Watch Video | Download Video | Life Group Notes (PDF)

26th Feb: Week 3 — Repenting well
Discussing how we repent and how we can use fasting as a way to repent well.
Watch Video | Download Video | Life Group Notes (PDF)

4th March: Week 4 — Lamenting with God
Considering where we seek comfort in times of grief and lament.
Watch video | Download Video

11th March: Week 5 — Calling on God in a time of crisis
Assessing our gut reactions when crisis comes our way.
Watch Video | Download Video | Life Group Notes (PDF)

18th March: Week 6
Unfortunately content is unavailable for week 6.

25th March: Week 7 — Knowing God’s Mind
Examine how you’ve found the practice of fasting and sharing what God has been speaking to you about and stirring your heart towards.
Watch Video | Download Video | Life Group Notes (PDF)


For some there may be medical reasons meaning you are unable to safely fast from food completely, or there may be people who struggle with eating disorders.

If this is you or people you know, walk through this together asking the Holy Spirit to reveal if there is a particular type of food to fast from, or something that would be helpful to fast instead of food.

We want to reiterate that we live under grace and it’s important to be safe and sensible about this. There’s room for everyone to grow in this practice in some way.