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our open air church

Welcome from Sue & Paul Norton, Pastors of Kington Congregation

We are a house church that outgrew our homes and so now we meet in a local hall in Kington once a month. Our group travel from around the county (and beyond) to share together in worship. We have embraced the early church model: we meet in a simple room, sitting around in a circle, creating the sense of us all being of value and of worth. We meet on the third Wednesday of each month as an interfaith group where all are welcome. We share in common values and hopes for our world, uniting us as Christians and offering the ministry of presence to each other. This strengthens us as we then go out into the world and serve in other areas of Community of Christ or other faith communities. We have varied worships and lively discussions and always a bring and share tea meal to grow, learn and love together around the table. 

Because we are unable to hold regular children's activities due to work commitments we decided as a group to finance and run camps for children and their families who were in need of a holiday. They were invited from our local community to spend time at our youth and retreat centre Dunfield House on our doorstep.  We have recently run two camps. You are warmly invited to come and join us and find out a little more about us and about this guy called Jesus who gives us an amazing blueprint on how to live our lives and to take care of our world.

You can find us at

Markwick Close, Kington, Herefordshire, HR5 3UE. We meet monthly and currently meet from 7.30pm - 9.30pm on the third Wednesday of the month.

How can I get in touch?

Please contact the pastors Sue & Paul Norton for more information. We would love you to come and join us. Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to make sure we have not changed our worship time for that month to travel to another area/home or trip out. 

Is your church accessible?

We have ramped access, automatic opening front doors and accessible toilets

What do I do when I arrive?

There is parking outside the hall or car parks across the road, there is no charge in the evenings.  Come into the hall and you will see people gathering - we are a friendly bunch. 

What should I wear?

Whatever you feel comfortable in.  We are all encouraged to come as we are, it is not our dress that is important but the desire to be together with others in a community.

Are there any activities for my children/family at your church?

Children are welcome and our worships are adjusted to enable families and friends to meet together. Our group is interfaith which enables us to spend time with each other to strengthen us to go out and give ministry in our local communities. 

What are your worships like?

Our worships are varied and individual to the ministers that lead. This gives us a variety of ways to learn the stories of the Bible, linking in that message to our lives and the lives of those around us in today's world. Think sitting around a table/room with friends being able to respond to something that is said and feeling that you are an integral part of the worship.

What other activities can I join in at your church? 

We encounter God through the sacraments of the church which touch lives at important times and places. We offer the sacraments of marriage for all people, ordination, the blessing of children, laying on of hands for the sick, evangelist blessing, baptism, confirmation, the Lords Supper (open communion) and funeral services. To engage with our wider church community please check out our events page on this website for dates for cluster worships and planned activities. These include youth camps, family camps, congregation and work weekends etc, along with the opportunity to study, learn and take part in the decision making of our church in the British Isles.

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