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10th December 2020

Come to Jesus and Worship Him

It’s that time of year where Christians around the world prepare to celebrate the coming of Christ. Here is a short exhortation from me, encouraging us all to find time amid the busyness of this season to focus on the significance of Christmas.

King’s, let’s ensure we make time this Christmas to come to Jesus and worship Him. Let’s pause and reflect on the wonderful truth that a Saviour has come to us, that light has broken into darkness.

Details of everything that’s happening at King’s this Christmas, as well as all you need to know about our in-person and online services, can be found on the King’s website.

Steve Tibbert

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3rd December 2020

Who Will You Invite?

I have always enjoyed inviting people to our Christmas carol services. It is one of the easiest invitations to make, and this year I have already begun making a mental list of those I can invite to join us online – some local, but others further afield.

The Christmas story represents light coming into darkness. This year, many of the areas in which we normally put our comfort, security and confidence, have been shaken; more than ever, the eternal truths of the Gospel are needed.

Our online carol services will be going out over the weekend of 19 and 20 December. Having the services online has brought an unexpected opportunity as this year, geography is no barrier to inviting people along! Many of the elements of our usual King’s carol services will be in the online event, and the Worship and Comms Teams are already busy preparing and recording some outstanding content. Our Teaching Pastor, Andrew Wilson, will be giving a short talk, and there will be a mix of worship, carols, testimonies and performance songs.

As you make your preparations for Christmas, I want to encourage you to start thinking about who you’re going to invite to a carol service this year. You will find everything you need to know about Christmas at King’s, what’s happening when and how to invite people, on our Christmas page.

Finally, as London comes out of strict lockdown and enters Tier 2 restrictions, I am glad to be able to tell you that in-person services will be resuming on our Catford, Downham and Lee sites from 13 December. As previously, we will still need to follow government guidelines to make the meetings as Covid-safe as possible, and you will need to book a place in advance if you wish to attend. All details will be available on the website from Monday 7th. Meanwhile, the majority of us can continue to join King’s online.

More details of what is happening at King’s over the Christmas and New Year period will be coming soon, so keep an eye out for updates.

Steve Tibbert

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23rd December 2019

Christmas, Watchnight and 21 Days of Prayer

After the busyness of the last two weekends of Carol Services and Family Christmas Services, it’s good to take a moment to pause and look forward to Christmas Day itself and New Year. Here’s a quick reminder of what’s happening at King’s over the rest of the Christmas period: 

There will be one morning service at 10.30am at Catford, Downham and Lee. This will be an hour-long family service and is always a great way to celebrate Christmas Day.

Join us on the last Sunday of the year but note there will only be one meeting at each site, including Beckenham, at 10.30am.

Our New Year’s Eve Watchnight service has become a highlight for me. I love seeing in the New Year praying and worshipping with God’s people! This year we will be holding three services - at Catford, Downham and Lee - from 10.30pm to 12.30am. Because there is a limit to the number we can accommodate at each site, we are ticketing the event once more. Tickets are free but they are going fast, so if you plan to be there, please book in here

Whilst I am looking forward to some time off over the Christmas and New Year period, I am also very excited about what’s coming up in January. At our Vision Sunday in October, I shared our conviction that God wants King’s to have a renewed focus on prayer. We are therefore starting off the new decade by calling the church to 21 Days of Prayer. From Monday 6 January until Sunday 26 January, we will gather for an hour at 7.00pm every day, for 21 consecutive days. We will meet at the Catford site every evening except Fridays, when we will meet at each site. I am planning to be at them all and I keep hearing of more people who intend to do the same! I realise this is not possible for all of you, but I hope that you will join us as often as you can, as we worship, pray and wait upon God together.

Until then, have a very happy Christmas and New Year.

Steve Tibbert

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17th December 2019

An Excellent Weekend

We had a fantastic first weekend of carol services at King’s, with a very encouraging number of guests and first-time visitors coming along. I’d like to take this opportunity to say a huge ‘thank you’ and ‘well done’ to everyone involved - you all did an amazing job again!

If you haven’t come along to a carol service yet, or if you’d like to come again, then there are more opportunities coming up this Sunday with two carol services at the Lee site at 5pm and 7.30pm, and another at the Beckenham site at 6pm. (Please note there is NO morning meeting at Beckenham this Sunday; Lee will meet at 10.30am as normal.) Meanwhile, the Catford and Downham sites have their Family Christmas Service. These are ideal for the whole family and are always a lot of fun.

You’ll find full details on our website, but here’s a quick summary of what’s happening where and when:

Christmas Carol Services
5pm & 7.30pm Lee
6pm Beckenham

Family Christmas Services
9.30am & 11.30am Catford
9.30am & 11.30am Downham

Come along, bring a friend. And if you can help us by booking your free tickets online in advance, that would be great. I look forward to seeing you there!

Steve Tibbert

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Steve Tibbert leads King’s Church London, with sites in Catford, Downham, Lee and Beckenham. The church has seen continued growth since the mid-1990s, both in terms of size and diversity.

As well as leading King’s, Steve hosts and leads Newfrontiers, a fellowship of apostolic leaders with hundreds of churches around the world.

Steve is married to Deb. They have three grown up sons and one grandson.

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