The King’s Church has grown from small beginnings in 1998. We are very grateful to God for the way he has helped us over this time.
The King’s Church started in Didcot as a house group planted out from Abingdon Community Church and officially launched on Sunday mornings on 26th September 1999, led by Jeremy and Jo Bray with a team of 20 adults and one baby! Jeremy and Jo wanted to start a church that was easy for newcomers to get involved with and discover God’s goodness. The church grew through Alpha courses, friendship and fun. We moved from our first Sunday morning venue (Barnes Close Community Centre) and as we grew we moved into different venues across the town. We are now settled at our fourth venue – St Birinus School.
In 2006 we sent out Jeremy and Jo with a team to plant Open House church in Warwick (www.openhousewarwick.org.uk). Since then we’ve grown and learnt under the leadership of Robin and Lisa Howard (2007-2013) and Mike and Liz Beaumont, who took over the role in 2013 with a mandate to find the next permanent leaders. In April 2015 Nick and Naomi White and Paul and Francesca Gander were set in place as the new leaders – we are excited with the plans God has for our next phase!
In 2016 we've seen exciting new developments as God has led us to reshape to reach out into three new Missional Communities, and together with our partner churches in Didcot and Wallingford, launch Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Debt Advice in Didcot.