6th July 2017
One of the first events that Deb and I ever attended here at King’s Church was the annual picnic. It was July 1995, and we were visiting one Sunday in preparation for our big move to Catford the following September. Back in those days, the summer picnic was a casual affair, where 100 or so people gathered in a corner of a local park after church to share food, spend time with friends and play some football. I seem to remember my skills on the pitch were pretty good back then!
Today, the summer picnic remains a highlight of our church calendar. But as King's has grown, so has the event. Nowadays we hire a local sports arena for the afternoon in order to accommodate the hundreds of people who come along and ensure that we can provide a safe venue for young children. This year’s picnic is taking place this Sunday, 9th July, from 1pm to 5pm at the Ladywell Arena in Catford. There will be a BBQ, ice cream van, bouncy castles, as well as sports and games for all ages. The event is free – just bring your lunch or some money to buy food. Have a look at the video below for some highlights from last year.
The weather is looking good, and Sunday promises to be another great King’s picnic. Sadly my football-playing days are in the past, but I shall enjoy watching from the sidelines. I look forward to seeing you there.
Posted by Steve Tibbert
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.