Community Church Killingworth
 

History
In 1982, a small group of Christian friends felt that God was calling them to begin a community-based church in Killingworth Township. We believed God was calling us to ‘do church’ in a more relevant and real way, a way that expressed our passion for God and our desire to share our love for him in ways that made a difference in Killingworth.

Killingworth Township, now simply called Killingworth, was one of the first new towns built in the 1960s and 1970s. It has a population of around 20,000 residents and is about five miles northeast of the city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. It is a town that despite huge transformation is still considered an area of social and economic disadvantage, but we love it. In fact many of us live in Killingworth with several moving into the area to become part of the community.

Initially this group of friends met in each others homes but very quickly established a Sunday afternoon meeting, originally in the now demolished Church of the Holy Family building, before moving to Amberley First School. In the early years, as the church grew, more midweek housegroups for adults were formed and childrens ministries began on Sundays and Friday Club youth group on....Fridays!  Eventually, the church moved to its current Sunday base at Bailey Green Primary School and to a morning meeting time.

We wanted our times together to be relaxed and relevant, so our Sunday meetings are less formal than you might be used to and we encourage everyone who wants to participate. Music plays an important part of our time together. The music tends to be lively and contemporary and helps us to draw close to God, to feel his presence, to listen to what he might want to say to us and helps us express how we feel about him. We’ll also listen to a talk on how we can apply what the bible says to our daily living. It’s a time to meet with God and allow him to impact our lives in the things He says and the things He does in touching us, comforting us, directing us, healing us and setting us free.

We believe that Christians should not just be passively part of society but strive to make a difference. This has resulted in many from the church over the years serving as community workers, teachers, doctors, doctors’ receptionists and school governors in Killingworth; in fact, we were delighted when one of our members, Kath Smith received an MBE in 2007 for services to the local community. Folk from the Church have also served as staff and trustees of the Killingworth Community Consortium and two of our members lead the Killingworth Walkers walking group; the church was also involved in the establishment of the local Baby Equipment Loan Service (BELS) and Toy Library (Toys4Tots). Two of our leaders join with other local ministers in regularly visiting local schools and leading school assemblies. We run the twice weekly over-subscribed Footsteps mother and toddler group, as well as Superheroes, our kids club for 7 to 12 year olds and still going strong after over twenty years is Friday Club, our successful weekly community youth club. We organise the annual community carol service and a number of other social and charitable events.

For the first twenty-five years of our history the church was known as Killingworth Christian Fellowship before changing its name in 2007 to Community Church Killingworth.

That’s our history, but what really matters now is the future, so we warmly invite you to become part of the church today and a piece of its history tomorrow.

‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’ Jeremiah 29:11

 


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