15th July 2021
Following the government’s announcement on Monday about the latest Covid guidelines and restrictions, I am really looking forward to things opening up a bit more. I’m particularly delighted that singing will once again be permitted in churches after 19th July!
Here is a video update from me explaining what will be happening on Sundays at King’s from 25th July. You will also find a written summary of the key points below.
We believe it is important that we gather together as the people of God, but we want to do this in a measured and safe way, especially as not everyone has been vaccinated yet and Covid cases are rising.
Here are some of the revised guidelines we will be following in our services from Sunday 25th July and throughout August. We will review these at the end of August:
• We will continue with two meetings at each of our Catford, Downham and Lee venues. Each site will offer some level of kids’ provision depending on volunteers, space, etc.
• You will still need to pre-book for all our Sunday services and register on arrival. We will limit our auditorium capacity to 50% at each venue and will still have some spacing between chairs. Services will be just over an hour in length.
• We will ask you to continue to wear face masks. We are going to encourage singing in worship, but with masks on. While seated during the notices and sermon, you can take your mask off.
I have really missed singing at our in-person services and look forward to doing that together again from 26th July.
On a different note, I want to take this chance to say thank you again to all of you at King’s for continuing to be such a generous church. We want to model the stewardship of our resources in an open and transparent manner, and we will report in more detail to the church about our finances at our Vision Night. I have decided to postpone the Vision Night until the Autumn, which will hopefully enable more people to attend.
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.