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#1 This section consists of information regarding our meeting place and services.
The King’s Cross Church of Christ is located in King’s Cross, London, England. The building in which we meet is located on Ossulston Street, which is a turning off Euston Road. The British Library is situated on the corner of Euston Road and Ossulston Street; making it extremely easy to locate. The building is located about two thirds of the way up Ossulston Street on the left hand side. The building in which we meet is actually a community centre that is used by various groups (religious or otherwise), and we rent the main hall for our Sunday and Wednesday services. A sign above the main entrance reads, ‘The Tenants Association Hall’. You may find this useful if you need to ask for directions. On Sunday mornings, we have an A frame placed outside the Ossulston Street entrance with ‘A church of Christ meets here’ written on it. There are, in fact, two entrances to the building: the main entrance is accessed via Phoenix Road and the back entrance is accessed via Ossulston Street. The majority of people use the entrance on Ossulston Street.
Ossulston Street itself is situated between three main stations: Euston, St. Pancras, and King’s Cross. Both overhead and underground trains serve Euston and King’s Cross stations. Euston station is on the west side and St. Pancras and King’s Cross stations on the east side. All stations are within walking distance of the building. If you arrive using any of these stations, it is best to get on to Euston Road and make your way toward Ossulston Street. If you need to ask for directions, pleas ask for the British Library as this is more well known than Ossulston Street. Euston Road is served by several bus routes).
We meet every Sunday from 10am - 1pm (although we normally finish before 1pm). Generally speaking, this is the order of services (times approximate): 10am –10:15am, prayers and hymns; 10:15am – 11am, a sermon from one of the men; 11am – 11:20am, the Lord’s Supper; 11:20am – 11:35am, one or several men may be asked to lead in prayers on behalf of the church; this is followed by a collection for the work of the church. From 11:35am – 11:45am, we take a break. From 11:45am – 12:35pm, we have a Bible study: there are classes for both adults and children. Finally, we close our service with a song and a prayer. Please note, we do not have an evening service. We also meet every Wednesday for a Bible study, from 7:30pm – 8:30pm. However, due to circumstances beyond our control, there are occasions when we cannot meet. You are advised, therefore, to confirm that we are meeting by calling Peter Bentley on (44) 02089583522, or David Cambridge on 07958744314.
On Sunday mornings we are currently studying 1 Corinthians. The teacher is David Cambridge. On Wednesday evenings we are currently studying The Epistles of Timothy. The teacher is Peter Bentley.
#2 This section tells you something about who we are and what you can expect if you attend one of our services.
We are a group of Christians who are trying to worship God in accordance with the New Testament pattern. We do not employ or follow any human creeds and we are not connected with any denominational hierarchy or religious organisation.
We believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God (2 Timothy 3:15-16), and it is on God's word that we base all our beliefs. We do not accept any teaching that cannot be found in the scriptures (2 John 9), nor do we accept any doctrine that has a human origin. (Matthew 15:9; cp. 1 Peter 4:11)
You will notice that we do not place a great deal of emphasis on the building in which we meet. As Christians we believe the real emphasis is to be on our worship to God. (John 4:23-24) We aim to do everything decently and in order (1 Corinthians 14:40) and center our worship on Jesus Christ. We do not believe that the assembly should be a display of uncontrolled emotional outbursts (cp. 1 Corinthians 14:23), but equally we aim to worship in spirit and in truth.
We seek to pattern our worship after the simple worship described in the New Testament. There are six basic aspects of worship that we practise:
The Lord's Supper. The Lord's supper or communion is a memorial feast instituted by Christ (Luke 22:14-20). The elements used are bread and grape juice. Christians are to remember the death of Christ as they eat of the bread and drink of the fruit of the vine (1 Corinthians 11:23-26).
Prayer. At various times during the service prayers will be offered to God in the name of Jesus (Ephesians 5:20). The man presiding will direct the congregation in three basic types of prayer: thanksgiving, intercession, and petition (1 Timothy 2:1-3).
Singing. The songs we sing are psalms, hymns, and other songs which contain spiritual sentiments (Colossians 3:16).
Sermons. These are Bible-based talks that aim to encourage, teach or explain particular passages or doctrines (1 Corinthians 14:26, 31).
Bible Classes. The congregation sets aside time to study a particular topic or book of the Bible. There is a class for adults and one for children of all ages. Questions and comments are welcome.
A Collection. There is a collection for the work of the church (1 Corinthians 16:1-2; 2 Corinthians 9:7). The money collected is used to promote the gospel, edify the church, and provide for the needs of Christians. Contributing towards the work of the church is the responsibility of the members and, as a visitor, we understand that you do not have an obligation to support the work here. Please do not feel obliged to make a contribution.
We probably haven't answered all your questions but we do hope that you will attend our services whenever you can. You will always find a warm welcome and there will always be someone willing to discuss any questions you might have.