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KCT is a satellite
church of RCC, an Elim Church in Canning Town E13
The Kings Church is linked to the New
are a local church working within Great Tarpots in Benfleet, Essex.
The locality is part of a larger area
within Castle Point in South Essex.
We meet in the Appleton School in Croft
A church of families ranging in age from 1
to 100 years!
The church began in January 1995 under the
oversight of The River Church, formerly The Elim Way Fellowship, Canning
Town, London E13. Our friendship with the pastors of the church, Rev. Roger
Grassham (and the late Rev. John Barr) are very important in the
life of this church. We make ourselves accountable to The River Church and its leaders
for spiritual and practical oversight, we are also accountable to the
Charity Commissioners, as The Kings Church Tarpots Trust, for financial
Chris and Diana have been married for 22 years and
are the parents of three children. They are both teachers in local secondary schools.
They have lived in Benfleet for over 20 years and have
been involved in church life for all of that time. Chris has also worked
with other local groups including supporting a local children's home, and
as a governor for a local primary school.
Our heart is to see folks built-up and encouraged so
that each can stand in God and function in the body of the church; to see
each person grow in God and have the confidence and assurance to be
secure to exercise their gifting within a safe environment. Friendship
characterises the church here, because the Christian walk is about
relationship. Our desire is to see relationships flourish in the home,
within the church and within the community.
Chris is a trustee of the Kings Church Tarpots
and Sylvia have been married for 38 years live on Canvey Island and are the
parents of two grown up children. Brian is a consultant telecommunications
engineer, Sylvia is a receptionist in a local surgery.
They bought their first home on Canvey in 1969 and
have been a part of the local community since that time. The anchor for
family life is still their faith and their involvement in the local church
life. Communicating the certainty that we achieve our potential in Christ is
Brian is a trustee of the Kings Church Tarpots Trust.
|Sue is an administrator for a city banking
family. She is the church treasurer and administrative deacon, and has
faithfully looked after the church finances since the beginning. She is
married to Mike and has two grown up children. Sue is a trustee of the Kings
Church Tarpots Trust.
|James is the deacon responsible the mechanics
of our worship gatherings. He is married to Mary and has three grown up
children. James is a nurse working with with elderly patients.
|Bob is the deacon responsible for the sound
and visual equipment. He leads a team who make sure everyone can see and
hear what is going on. He has two grown up children, you can read about Bob
and his late wife, Trish, on the 'Listen to the people' link. Bob is a
postman, among other things!
'Church, but not as you know it.'
There are many things about church
life that maybe you cannot relate to; our desire is to establish a church
community life which is true to the Christian faith and doctrine but is also
accessible to anyone who wants to find God and live a Christian life in
today's world. We are just ordinary people many of whom did not grow up in
the church, but have found God later in life.
We have close links with all of the
local churches, meeting with them regularly and working with them in the
community. Additionally we have established and maintain links with churches
in America, Holland and Uganda.
KCT looks to support groups with a
similar heart for people and so give regularly to the following national and
locally in this area:
Back 2 School Ministries, a
local schools ministry
The River Church,
a growing church in east London, formerly Elim Way
nationally and internationally:
Steve and Willy Smith; YWAM/
Impact World Tour, based in Holland
David Abbott; Children's worker
based in St. Austell, Cornwall.