History

The history of our church is an amazing story of God at work through his people.
If you’re part of the story, or just interested 
in how we got here, have a look below.

  • 1967

    1967-1969 –  Exodus
    Led by the Lord, five families move from Hayes to a housing estate in Hazlemere.
    They start meeting together in the living room of one of their homes.

  • 1971 – Baptism of the Spirit
    One by one, the group is filled with the Holy Spirit. They’re given a passion to see people in the town come to know Jesus.

  • Living Waters for sale

    1972 –  ‘Living Waters’
    With more people being added, the church needs a new place to meet. Families pool money and buy a detached house, 29 Penn Road, Hazlemere.

  • Wellesbourne School
    1980 – Continued growth
    The church outgrows ‘Living Waters’. Local schools become venues for Sunday morning meetings.

  • 1982 – Into the Land
    A decision is made to plant into High Wycombe. In 1985, the church begins to call itself the King’s Church.

  • Bookshop opening Hi res

    1986-1990 –
    Reaching into the Community
    A bookshop and office space is purchased in Desborough Road. With continued growth, the church begins looking for a permanent building.

  • Building site with mayor hi res

    1992-1994 – Building the Centre
    A site becomes available on Desborough Road. The £1.7m cost is paid for through property sales, bank loans and generous giving. 29 families offer their homes as a guarantee.

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    1994 – A New home
    By 1994 the King’s Centre is finished and the church moves in. A fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit blesses much of the church in a life-changing way.

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    2007-2008 – Creating space
    The Church joins Newfrontiers, an international network of Churches.
    The Lord encourages leaders with the words: “Don’t turn off the taps”. Now at 350 people, the church moves to two morning meetings to make room for growth.

  • Hazlemere

    2016 – Hazlemere site

    From Easter 2016, with Sunday morning attendance around 700, we launch our second site at Ramsay school in Hazlemere…

     

The King’s Church
The King’s Centre,
Desborough, Road,
High Wycombe.
Bucks, HP11 2PU
Telephone: 01494 459 901
Email: office@kchw.co.uk
Copyright 2017

NewFrontiers

King's Church High Wycombe is part of NewFrontiers, an international network of churches and a member of the Evangelical Alliance.

Registered Charity: 277970

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