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21st December 2017

Christmas and New Year

We had a fantastic time at our King’s Carol Services last weekend. I am always impressed by the way our creative team manage to put on such a brilliant and original service year after year. We are very fortunate to have so many talented singers, musicians, artists and technical experts among us, not to mention the numerous volunteers who give up their time to ensure everything runs smoothly. Well done and many thanks to all involved!

With three Family Christmas services and seven Carol Services behind us already, it can easily feel as if Christmas has come early. But we still have Christmas Day itself to look forward to, as well as our New Year’s Eve Watchnight service the following week.

As Christmas Eve falls on Sunday this year, we will be holding ONE service at EACH SITE at 10.30am on 24th December. Then on Christmas Day itself there will again be ONE service at 10.30am on each site. The Christmas Day service is always one of my favourite times of the year, when we gather as a family to celebrate the coming of Jesus Christ.

The following Sunday on New Year's Eve there will again be ONE morning service at 10.30am on each site, followed by our WATCHNIGHT service on the Catford site from 10.30pm to 12.30am. As I said in my blog last week, this is always a great evening and a wonderful way to see in the New Year. Doors open at 10pm.

All details of King’s services over the Christmas and New Year period can be found on the website.

It only remains for me to wish you merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

Steve Tibbert

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18th December 2017


I always find this an exciting time in the church calendar. Not only do we have our carol services, quickly followed by Christmas Day, we also have Watchnight on New Year's Eve.

I love Watchnight! What better way can there be of seeing in the new year than to meet together as a church family to worship, pray and come before God as we look ahead to the next twelve months. This year we will be holding ONE Watchnight service on our Catford site from 10.30pm to 12.30am. Doors open at 10pm and I would suggest getting there early to secure a seat, as it is likely to be pretty packed towards the end of the evening!

This is always a fun evening, so make sure you’ve got it in your diaries. I look forward to seeing you there.

Please note that as New Year’s Eve falls on Sunday this year, there will be one morning service on EACH SITE at 10.30am on 31st December, in addition to the Watchnight service later in the day at 10.30pm on the Catford site.

Steve Tibbert

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29th December 2016


Watchnight has become one of my favourite nights of the year. Before coming to King’s, New Year’s Eve was usually spent having a meal with friends – certainly a fun way to see in the New Year, but nothing can beat gathering as a church to worship and pray.

This year there will be Watchnight services at Catford from 9.30pm-12.30am, and at Downham and Lee from 10.30pm-12.30am. In addition to this, we have NYE, a New Year’s Eve event for our 17-30s group. All details can be found on our website.

What better way to see out 2016 and welcome in 2017 than by coming together to celebrate, pray and give thanks to God for his unfailing faithfulness to us? I look forward to seeing you there.

Looking beyond New Year's Eve, we begin 2017 at King’s in our normal way with a month focusing on prayer. Our preaching series for January is called Devoted and as a part of this we will be gathering as one church each Wednesday for an evening of worship and prayer. Our first celebration evening will be next Wednesday 4th January, 7.45-9.30pm on the Catford site. These are always great opportunities for our three sites to meet as one church, and I hope to see many of you there.

Finally, because we are all anticipating a late night on New Year’s Eve, there will be NO SERVICES AT KING'S CHURCH LONDON on Sunday 1st January 2017. Services on all sites will resume as normal on January 8th.

Happy New Year to you all.

Steve Tibbert

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22nd December 2016

Christmas is Here - Almost

I hope you enjoyed our Light of the World carol services last weekend. Once again, I was impressed by the quality and professionalism of our musicians and performers and I was thrilled to see so many visitors. Thank you again to everyone who took part and helped to make it such a success.

With seven carol services and another five family Christmas services already behind us, it can feel as if Christmas has come early! But we still have the joy to come of celebrating as a church family on Christmas Day. As in previous years, there will be one service at 10.30am at each of our three sites, lasting for no more than an hour. These services are always lively and fun and are a great way to begin Christmas Day.

Then just a week after Christmas, we have another of my favourite King’s events, when we gather across all our sites for WATCHNIGHT. What better way to mark the start of 2017 than to see in the New Year with worship and prayer! WATCHNIGHT will be taking place on all three sites at the following times:

CATFORD: 9.30pm – 12.30am

DOWNHAM and LEE: 10.30pm – 12.30am

We will also be hosting NYE, our New Year’s event for the 17-30s age group, which will be taking place on the Lee site. Doors open at 9pm and there will be worship, a short talk, entertainment, and a party going on until 2am – long after I plan to be in bed! This is a ticketed event – details on the website.

Don’t forget that because we will be celebrating into the early hours of New Year’s Day, there will be no Sunday services on Sunday 1st January 2017 – enjoy the lie-in!

So whether you are staying at home or travelling to see friends or family this year, I wish you a very happy Christmas.

Steve Tibbert

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Steve Tibbert leads King’s Church London, with sites in Catford, Downham and Lee. Over the past fifteen years the church has seen continued growth, both in size and diversity. Steve is also involved in Newfrontiers and regularly coaches other lead elders. His book, Good to Grow, was published in July 2011. He is married to Deb, and they have three sons.

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