KXC was planted out of St Mary’s Bryanston Square on the 14th February 2010. Commissioned by the Bishop of London, Pete and Bee Hughes were sent out from St Mary’s with a small group of leaders and a simple vision: to recklessly give themselves away to God, each other and the people of King’s Cross and beyond.
Without a permanent place to call home, KXC began renting space for Sunday gatherings from the Lumen United Reform Church, and later from the Ethiopian Church on Pentonville Road, whilst meeting together midweek in homes and pubs, and wherever else we could find space around King’s Cross.
A video celebrating our first year at KXC.
Over time, things have gradually grown: the kids work has developed as parents have been ‘bearing fruit and multiplying’; we’ve welcomed in new students and graduates arriving in London; we’ve welcomed people that had given up on God and church but have since rediscovered faith and community; and we’ve welcomed people who have no faith in Jesus, but just enjoy coming along.
Some of those have since found faith in Jesus, others haven’t, but wherever people have come from, it’s been a privilege to welcome them into the community and to all that God is doing in and through the church.
A video celebrating our second year at KXC.
The journey so far has been a huge amount of fun; we’ve been through lots of changes and challenges since we began, but much remains the same. We still cling to the same vision of seeing God’s kingdom extended in King’s Cross, our workplaces, our homes and our Universities; and we still remain convinced that our only hope of seeing such a vision fulfilled is found in God’s strength rather than our own will-power, giftings or hard work.
In many ways the KXC adventure has been a story of God building his church, as he promised, and being incredibly faithful as we’ve sought to be obedient and keep in step with him.
A video celebrating our third year at KXC.
We’ve seen God move in amazing ways: in other churches generously allowing us to rent their buildings at an affordable rate, local businesses giving us rent-free office space, stories of God providing homes for people to move into the area, and financial provision out of nowhere in times of uncertainty. We’ve seen people come to faith, return to faith and grow in faith.
And whilst we celebrate all of the above, we do so in the firm belief, that whilst Christ remains head of this church, the best at KXC is yet to come.