23rd December 2019
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.
SUNDAY 29 DECEMBER
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.
21 DAYS OF PRAYER
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.
Posted by Steve Tibbert
20th December 2018
Our first weekend of carol services got off to a flying start last Sunday at our Lee site. Once again, the creative team at King’s did an outstanding job communicating the wonder of the Christmas message, and I highly recommend coming along and bringing your friends and family.
This coming weekend will be even busier than last, with another seven opportunities to come along to a carol service. Here’s a quick reminder of times and venues:
Saturday at 5.00pm
Sunday at 9.30am, 11.30am, 5.00pm and 7.30pm
Sunday at 5.00pm
Sunday at 6.00pm
On Sunday, we also have a family carol service at Lee at 10.30am and one normal morning service at Downham at 10.30am.
I understand that the Saturday 5.00pm service at Catford is likely to be quite full, so if you are planning on coming it would be best to choose a Sunday service where possible.
Other Christmas Dates
On Christmas Day 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.
On Sunday 30th December, the last Sunday of 2018, there will be one service at all sites, including Beckenham.
Please check the website for more details of what’s happening at each site over the next couple of weeks.
Lastly, a quick reminder that our New Year’s Eve Watchnight services are being ticketed this year. Tickets are free, but you and every member of your party will need one to get in. We have two services happening, one at Catford and one at Lee, with 500 tickets available for each. There is still some space at Lee, but Catford has only a few tickets left, so I recommend booking in now! All details are on the website.
As you can see, there is a lot happening at King’s this Christmas and I look forward to seeing you soon.
Posted by Steve Tibbert
13th December 2018
Christmas is almost upon us, and our carol services kick off this weekend, starting at Lee this Sunday at 5pm and 7.30pm. The following weekend we have a further six opportunities to come along, with services taking place at Catford on Saturday and Sunday, and at Beckenham and Downham on Sunday. Please check the website for details of times and venues. As I have said before, these are great events to take your friends, family, work colleagues and neighbours to – every year we have people attend who have never been to church before, and for many it is has been a first step in their own journey of faith. You can help us by collecting tickets for the service you intend to come to – tickets are free and are not needed for entry, but really assist us in our planning.
FAMILY CHRISTMAS SERVICES
Don’t forget we also have a further six Family Christmas services happening – at Catford, Beckenham and Downham this Sunday morning, and at Lee the following Sunday. These are fun events suitable for all the family, and last just over an hour.
We are also busy planning for New Year, and for the first time this year we are ticketing our New Year’s Eve Watchnight services. This is to ensure we can accommodate everyone safely, as last year we were packed to the brim on our Catford site and still had to turn people away – not something we like to do. We have two Watchnight services this year, one at Catford and one at Lee, with 500 tickets available for each. Although tickets are free, you and every member of your party will need one for entry. Tickets can be reserved through the website.
This month is a busy and often tiring time of year. But the carol services are always a highlight for me, a moment to pause and remember the wonder of Christmas. I highly recommend coming along and hope to see you there.
Remember you can find details of everything happening at King's over the Christmas period on our website.
Posted by Steve Tibbert
21st December 2017
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.
Posted by Steve Tibbert
Steve Tibbert leads King’s Church London, with sites in Catford, Downham, Lee and Beckenham. 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.