As part of the Keep Britain Tidy Great British Spring Clean, on Sunday 13th June, instead of holding a service in the church, we had a brief time of outdoor praise (Thanks Tim!) and then spent the rest of the time going around the streets near the church litterpicking. Here's some of our team together with the bags of litter we picked up that morning.
This Easter we again took to the streets and created a trail around the local park near Christ the King Church. It was great to see families around following the trail and interacting with the activities and visiting the church to recieve a goodie bag that included a book about the meaning of Easter.
Christ the King Church under construction
The site for Christ the King Church was made available by 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.
The interior of the church is designed to be used by contrasting Christian traditions, so there are examples of both Catholic and Protestant denomination fittings. The interior has a flexible layout and has been designed to be used for social as well as worship purposes.
This joint churches project also constructed the adjacent Kents Hill Community Centre which is run separately from the church and is used by a wide range of local community groups.