Kingswood - Church of England
You are welcome here if you are committed, curious, just woke up, just got out of prison, just here for the coffee and newspapers or came on the wrong day and were expecting something else. We don’t care if you are more Christian than the Archbishop of Canterbury or if you have not been to church since you rocked up a bit drunk at midnight mass at Christmas in 2007.
We offer a special welcome to anyone over 50 who refuses to grow up yet, and to millenials who are growing up too fast. We welcome hungry artists, struggling students, tree hugging hippies, flat white drinkers, vegetarians, meat eaters, vegans, and junk food fans.
We offer a special welcome to those who are in recovery or still addicted. We welcome you if you are having a few problems, have major life issues, are falling apart, have got it all together, feeling a bit meh or don’t like organised religion. (we’re not that keen on it either). We offer a special welcome to the able bodied, those with additional needs, the confident the anxious, the lively the quiet and the ones who haven’t decided how they feel about it all yet.
We offer a special welcome to those who think the earth is flat, who work too hard, who don’t work, are only here because a friend really wanted you to come with them or because there was nothing else happening today. We offer a special welcome to those who are inked, not inked, pierced, both or neither.
We offer a special welcome to those who could do with a prayer right now, those that had religion imposed on them in childhood and would rather avoid it, and those who were just looking for something to do other than the food shopping.
We welcome the Kingswood residents, the pilgrims passing by, the committed, the doubting, the searching and the seeking and those looking to be part of a bigger community. You are in good company, we know how you feel. We sincerely welcome you.
Please explore this site, our website or Facebook page for details of events and gatherings
"The Bishop's Mission Order of Kingswood is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs (Gemma Gibbins). The Diocese of York’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) (Julie O'Hara Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser [email protected] 01904 699524) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services."