Kingsgate Community Church

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KingsGate Community Church is a large, contemporary, community focused Christian church, based in Peterborough,[1] Cambridge,[2] Leicester,[3] and London,[4] England.[5] Its first service in 1988, held in a house, was attended by just nine people, and today it has a congregation of over 1,600.[6] KingsGate represents people with different backgrounds, all ages and over 50 different nationalities. In 2006, the congregation moved into its new, £7m, 84,000sq ft building, which in addition to meeting rooms, offices, kitchen facilities and children's rooms, contains an auditorium which will eventually seat 1,800 people.[7]

In September 2010, KingsGate launched a new centre in Cambridge, which meets every Sunday morning at 10:30 am West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge. KingsGate also run a Revolution Service that meets every Sunday evening during term time at 6:00 pm in Ballare Nightclub (also known as Cindies by local students), designed primarily for students.[8][9][10] In February 2014, KingsGate launched a new centre in Leicester, which meets every Sunday at 4:30pm at the City of Leicester College, Leicester.

KingsGate have produced two live albums, featuring original songs by the church. Their first album, Faithful, was released in 2013, followed by Now More Than Ever, released in 2016, which reached 6th in the Official UK Christian & Gospel Albums Charts.[11][12]

A service from the church was broadcast live on the BBC in May 2009.

A church mission to Swaziland to work with orphans included doctor Myles Bradbury, who was later convicted of sexually abusing children in the course of his work in Addenbrookes hospital in Cambridge. The church informed police of his involvement in the mission, but police found no evidence that he had abused children while on the mission.[13]

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  1. ^ KingsGate Community Church Peterborough www.kingsgateuk.com/peterborough, accessed 30 April 2016
  2. ^ KingsGate Community Church Cambridge www.kingsgateuk.com/cambridge, accessed 30 April 2016
  3. ^ KingsGate Community Church Leicester http://www.kingsgateuk.com/leicester, accessed 30 April 2016
  4. ^ KingsGate Community Church London www.kingsgateuk.com/london, accessed 30 April 2016
  5. ^ KingsGate Community Church www.kingsgateuk.com, accessed 30 April 2016
  6. ^ About Us www.kingsgateuk.com, accessed 30 April 2016
  7. ^ Peterborough superchurch to open www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk, 21 September 2006
  8. ^ KingsGate Community Church Revolution kingsgateuk.com/revolution, accessed 30 April 2016
  9. ^ There’s going to be a church in Cindies thetab.com, accessed 1 May 2016
  10. ^ Baptisms to be offered at Ballare nightclub in Cambridge cambridge-news.co.uk, accessed 1 May 2016
  11. ^ KingsGate Music kingsgateuk.com/music, accessed 30 April 2016
  12. ^ Official Christian & Gospel Albums Chart Top 20 officialcharts.com/charts/christian-and-gospel-albums-chart, accessed 1 May 2016
  13. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-30193054

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