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The King's Centre was born out of the Sheffield House Church, formed in the early 1970s' - an independent community of Bible-believers with a heart to make sure following Jesus was totally relevant to modern day life. A core value of the house church was to be part of the local community and so the Nether Edge community was formed and started to meet at St. Peter's Church in Nether Edge.
In 1985, Nether Edge House Church purchased the building it still occupies on Union Road, formerly a Methodist Chapel (built around 1850). This was the cause of much soul searching since of the early values of the movement was about escaping traditional church buildings!
The church grew significantly in numbers, so that during the mid-90's while embracing a time of significant move of God's Spirit it was always packed out, and became a major centre for students too. KC established strong links with the local community, which continue to this day both through various programmes / events and because many folk live locally.
In order to keep strong foundations KC realised that it would benefit from the accountability and support of being aligned with other bodies / denominations, and God led them into a relationship with another church in Sheffield, St Thomas' Philadephia, an Anglican / Baptist church in the city centre, who operated to a similar vision and values. This led to an agreement in 2003 to formally join the churches.
So, today we are techically a joint Anglican / Baptist / House-Church !! This means that we share the heritage and accountability of each of these different streams of mainstream Christianity in Britain. You will find that our way of operating and our Christian services reflect a little of each of these streams, without being overly traditional or bound to any one way of encountering and serving our creative and living God.