16th December 2021
We had an outstanding day at King’s last Sunday, with the first weekend of Carol Services taking place at our Catford and Downham sites and a Family Christmas Service at Lee and Beckenham. It was fantastic to see so many visitors at each service, and we received lots of positive feedback from those who attended. If you didn't make it to a Carol Service last week, I encourage you to invite your friends and family and go along to either Lee or Beckenham this Sunday (please book your tickets here). Meanwhile our Catford and Downham sites will be having their Family Christmas services. All details of what’s happening at King’s this weekend and over the Christmas period can be found online on our Christmas page.
One of the highlights of the Carol Services was the introduction of a powerful new song written by members of King’s called Hope is Here. You can download it for free here, and we’d love you to share it with friends and family.
The message of hope which is communicated so clearly through our Carol Services feels particularly relevant at the moment, given the sharp increase in Covid cases in London this week. The news is of course concerning, and in light of what’s happening, we will continue to limit numbers at our in-person services. Please remember it is now mandatory to wear a face mask in places of worship unless you are exempt, and as an additional measure we would encourage you to take a lateral flow test before attending a service. For those of you who prefer to stay at home, then do watch the service online.
This may not be the situation we wanted or anticipated, but let’s keep leaning into God, drawing strength and faith from the One in whom we find our hope.
Finally, it was fantastic to hear this week that Andrew Wilson’s recent book, God of All Things, was voted Christianity Today’s Spiritual Formation Book of the Year. It really is a brilliant read, and if you’re looking for a last-minute Christmas gift, I highly recommend it. Congratulations Andrew!
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.