On Sunday 15 June 2008, after over thirty years
of preparation, the churches in Knebworth (then St Martin's, St Mary's,
Trinity and St Thomas More ó and now joined by Church of the Risen Christ)
signed a covenant. The word Ďcovenantí literally means to come together and
that is exactly what the churches in Knebworth have decided to do.
The five congregations continue to worship in
their own churches on a regular basis but all five congregations now look
increasingly for ways in which they can work together to demonstrate the
Christian message for the people of Knebworth.
Working under the banner of the Knebworth
Family of Churches (KFC), the churches have launched such events as the Good
Egg Club (for children in the holidays), study groups and the Good Neighbour
Scheme, which provides practical assistance to people in need.
pledges each church to:
otherís faith and practice, their doctrines, traditions and developing
pray for unity
and for each otherís on-going life and worship;
activities that nurture and challenge each other;
engage in mission
and outreach together, to serve this village and share the good news of
Jesus Christ with its residents; and
seek to work
together, whenever they are not prevented from doing so, by conscience.