Strand Academy 2016

Strand Academy

For the past few years, each summer we have run a five-day performing arts academy for children in school years 3 to 9. The week includes tuition in singing, dancing, acting, percussion and covers other basics such as microphone technique, singing whilst moving, voice-projection, performance, stage set-up, prop making and show production.

The focus and highlight of the week is the Academy Show, attended by parents, family and friends of the 50 or so students. The show features the material the students have been working on throughout the week.

The academy is run by experienced and gifted trainers along with a brilliant team of volunteers who have undergone a Disclosure and Barring Service check at the enhanced level and trained in the Kings Child Protection Policy for best practice in children’s and youth work.

The 2016 dates for Strand Academy are: Tuesday 30th August to Saturday 3rd September, 9:30am — 3:30pm. Book in at

Men’s Weekend


15th-16th July 2016

Relax, be with others, overcome challenges and grow in God

Carroty Wood is set in an idyllic rural location just outside Tonbridge in Kent, just 20 minutes from the M25. We have booked Glade Camping site from 4:30pm on Friday until 5pm on Saturday.

The activities on offer during the 24hrs include: swimming, football, low ropes courses, high ropes, archery and climbing/abseiling. There’ll also be time for prayer and worship as we aim to hear from God for our lives as well as a challenging message from London’s East End church planter Tom Head (

To sign-up visit

Groups web page coming soon

Groups are where we make friends, belong and grow together. There are lots of groups at Kings and lots of places to connect with others. Groups like Alpha and Alpha Plus for those who want to find out more about Christianity. Activity groups like cycling, musicianship, photography and crafts. Groups focused on Bible study and following our Sunday teaching series. Groups like Rooted for those who are new to Kings wanting to find out how we tick. Groups that are teams and serve an area of Church life. Groups that have a mission or social action focus reaching out to our community. And this term we have also included Kids and Youth Groups. With such a wide variety we hope there is something for everyone, whether you are new to Kings or have been around for a while.

We’re currently working hard on getting our groups web page up and running, so in the meantime you can find all our groups listed in Identity magazine, available at all our venues on a Sunday morning. You can also download a PDF here.

Once you have chosen your group click on this link and complete the group request form.


Newday 2016

Newday 2016

What? Newday is a major Christian youthevent that takes place every summer over six days

Where? Norlfolk showground

When? August 1st–7th

Why? Newday is a place where young people explore the big questions of life in a low pressure setting. There’s a whole load of fun, hanging out with new friends, relaxing, listening to teaching, live music and playing sports. It’s a real highlight of the year, making memories they will never forget.

How much? £190 before 4th April, £210 thereafter.

To book you will need to download the Newday 2016 Information, fill in the online form, and pay online at

For any questions please phone the church office on 01323 521125 or email Adz Brennan:

December 2016 Baptisms

It’s taken a little while to process but we finally have the baptisms from last month. Five great stories of life transformation featuring: Paul (00:00), Tracy (04:19), Grace (11:01), Sarah (12:43) and Nancy (15:46). (Unfortunately there was a technical issue with the main camera, so only the footage from camera 2 was available for this recording).

December 2015 Baptisms from Kings Church on Vimeo.