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New name, new season for Norfolk church

KingsCentre314On Sunday March 23, Kings Church in Great Yarmouth will be renamed Kingsgate Community Church at a commissioning service for Ian and Sue Savory who join as part of the leadership.

Ian and Sue Savory will be commissioned as part of the leadership at a 3pm service on Sunday March 23 at the Kings Centre, Great Yarmouth when the church will be recommissioned and renamed as Kingsgate Community Church.

The church underwent a “difficult season” during 2012-13 during which time it did not hold services for over a year.  It began meeting again on November 3 and is now looking forward to the future.

Asked about the renaming, Ian Savory, who until recently helped to lead Oak Grove Chapel in Norwich, said: “Well, it’s a new season. Kingsgate honours the past by still keeping the name ‘Kings’ – it honours all that God has done here, the congregation and past leaders who have faithfully served, to see the kingdom come.

“However, it also looks to the future that we might be the King’s gate, by which people access a relationship with God, and that it is our heart’s desire to be the gateway of His presence that bless our communities and the whole Earth. We want to rediscover that mission and zeal that sent pioneers from these places that brought change for the good."

Ian said: “We would ask other Christian churches in the borough to pray for us at this time; that we hear God and plod in his purposes for us as a people to be church in a broken world.”

There is an open invitation to the commissioning service where all will be welcome.

The church building will continue to be called the Kings Centre.

Kings is part of Relational Mission, the new name for New Frontiers in East Anglia

Kings Centre, Queen Anne’s Road, Southtown, Great Yarmouth, NR31 0LE


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