The site for Christ the King Church was made available by the Milton Keynes Development Corporation, and work started in 1991 on the building. The foundation stone was laid in June 1992 and the first services held here in June 1993. The project received joint funding from the Catholic Church, the Anglican Church, the United Reformed Church, the Baptist Church, and the Methodist Church.
As a joint churches ecumenical project, it was always intended that the building would be used by at least two congregations - and presently the two congregations are the Catholic Church and The Community Church.
The Community Church is sometimes described as 'ecumenical' (a very churchy word), which means we are a fusion of Christian traditions, trying to break down the barriers between the traditional denominations. The people in our congregation come from various traditions and backgrounds, plus others who have come to know Jesus Christ right here.
Our congregation also has members who originate in lots of different countries across the world. This ethnic and background mix seems to work really well here. You can hear all the accents, views and experiences in the conversation.
The church is located in the centre of Kents Hill close to the local primary school and local supermarket. It is adjoins the local Kents Hill Community Centre, which is used some of the time for church work and events and is let out to various clubs, societies and groups throughout the week at other times, all arranged by a centre administrator.
1. Baptistry: The lid can be removed to reveal a full immersion pool
2. The Altar area at the front of church.
3. View of the church from Frithwood Crescent.
4. Stained glass window in the small tower.
5. Centre picture is an artistic impresion of Christ crafted in steel and hung above the baptistery