KNEBWORTH FAMILY OF
CHURCHES (KFC) has been
formed from the churches in Knebworth - St
Thomas More (Roman
Church (United Reform) and
St Mary’s & St
of England) - and has promoted the formation
of ecumenical house
for Advent or Lent, and interdenominational services
in the churches in Knebworth.
On 15th June 2008, a service for the signing of
a covenant and an act of commitment was held, and
was the culmination of a number of years of negotiation
between all the churches.
The Covenant pledges each church to:
- Respect each other’s faith and practice,
their doctrines, traditions and developing traditions.
- Worship together regularly.
- Pray for unity and for each other’s
on-going life and worship.
- Share in activities that nurture and challenge
- Engage in mission and outreach together, to
serve this village, and share the good news of
Jesus Christ with its residents.
- Seek to work together, whenever they are not
prevented from doing so, by conscience.
Ecumenical house groups have grown in recent
years following the introduction in 2004 of the
Roman Catholic course ‘At
Your Word Lord’, (described as a faith-sharing
experience). For more information
on current house groups please go to 'House
During the Church year, interdenominational services
are held for One World Week, Advent, Epiphany,
Christian Aid, Pentecost, Christian unity and quarterly
services are held for Taizé worship, (through
prayer, silence and fellowship with people from
many different cultures and Christian traditions,
men and women have found in Taizé the presence
of the risen Lord Jesus offering them a new way
and vision for the future).
More recently (October 2009) KFC have embarked
on a new venture of joint services with Churches
(CTIS), thus embracing KFC's philosophy of ecumenical
Other joint activities
take place such as the Good
Egg Club for 4 – 11 year olds, and ‘bring
and share’ lunches.
Christian Aid is supported by KFC.