The King’s Church, Amersham, in 1995 was bursting at the seams. The leaders were led to propose the planting of a new charismatic, evangelical Church at Prestwood, based on the 40 members who were living in that vicinity.
Colin Veysey, a mature graduate of the London Bible College, and an accomplished musician, was appointed as pastor, and meetings commenced at Prestwood Junior School in September 1996. Formal separation from Amersham took place on 1st May 1998. A new Trust was duly registered by the Charity Commission (No. 1069399). In September 2011 we moved to our new location - the Prestwood Village Hall.
Right from the outset we have had an emphasis on working with other local churches, and have supported the work of Churches Together. An important part of our history is our involvement in local projects such as the Lighthouse holiday week, and support for a number of community projects, such as The Source newspaper.
In 2008 we joined the Newfrontiers family of churches, a group of like minded churches that came together in the UK, but now has international links. As Newfrontiers evolved into a new shape, based around apostolic spheres led by those recognised to be leaders by a number of churches, we felt led to continue with the group of churches associated with Bedford - with Dave Devenish as our apostolic lead. This was called Catalyst. After a couple of years he passed the responsibility on to Simon Holley of the King's Arms, Bedford. The way this operates in practice is that the leaders of smaller groupings of churches meet regularly as hubs for support and encouragement. King's Church, Prestwood relates to the Oxford hub and Colin attends regular meetings with them.