6th December 2017

Christmas at City Hope

Christmas is coming, and at City Hope it's always a busy time, with events and services taking place across the season and in different locations.

Here's what's planned for our big Christmas weekend, the 16th and 17th December:

City Hope Rotherhithe 
Saturday 16th December - Christmas Wrapped Up. Free gift wrapping service at Surrey Quays Shopping Centre, 11am-4pm. 

Saturday 16th December - Carols at the Lodge. Festive carol singing, a hog roast, and festive refreshments at the Lodge, 120a Lower Road, SE16 2UB. Doors open at 7pm. (Over 16s only.)

Sunday 17th December - Family Carol Celebration at Early Excellence at 11am. Family friendly carols, talk and refreshments. 

City Hope Bermondsey
Sunday 17th December - Family Carol Celebration at 10:30am at Drummond. A fun filled family event with games, songs and a short talk.

Sunday 17th December - Evening Carols. Festive carols, songs and fun at The Bermondsey Yard Cafe. Mulled wine and pizzas available. Doors open at 6pm. 

Then in addition we have: 

Christmas Day - Our traditional short family service on Christmas day at Drummond. 10am-11am, starting with coffee. 

Sunday 31st December - A short family service at our usual time of 10:30am at Drummond.

(Please note there are no services on Sunday 24th December.)

We are looking forward to seeing you all at one or more of our Christmas events!

Merry Christmas to all.

Rebecca Whittlesea

Posted by Rebecca Whittlesea

11th November 2015

City Hope Christmas Carols in the Community

After many years of successful Christmas carol services at our own building, we are embarking on a new exciting venture, and taking our carol service 'on the road'. The City Hope musicians and vocalists, along with gifted communicator Paul Brown, will visit three local venues to present a traditional carol service with a contemporary twist, for all the family. Refreshments will be served at each of the three venues. All are welcome. Please join us and bring some friends.

Saturday 12th December. Doors open 7.00pm
Docklands Settlement Community Centre, Rotherhithe SE16 5LJ

Peckam/Camberwell/New Cross
Sunday 13th December. Doors open 10.30am
Thames Reach Employment Academy, 29 Peckham Road, Camberwell SE5 8UA

Sunday 13th December. Doors open 6pm
Bermondsey Yard Cafe, 40 Bermondsey Street, SE1 3UD

Rebecca Whittlesea

Posted by Rebecca Whittlesea

11th December 2014

City Hope's Christmas Program

Life has been busy at City Hope over the past few weeks! Just two Sundays ago we had our last 9.30am and 11.30am services at Drummond. The Sunday just gone we were privileged to have Terry Virgo speaking at our final 'one-off' service at HAB before we start meeting there regularly from the 11th January. Between now and then it is Christmas (!) and City Hope has a varied programme across the festive season.

Tonight our youth have their Christmas meal together.

Friday - FAB meets for the final time this year and in the evening the FAB volunteers (no pun intended) celebrate the end of term with Christmas drinks also Drummond is being used to host the Kings Construction Christmas Dinner.

Saturday is the Kids Club Christmas Special in the morning, followed by a farewell tea for the Vargersons and Ahmedis as they go to Cyprus in the New Year.

On Sunday we have our carol services, two of the most significant events in our year. We hope you will be able to join us in the morning, evening or even for both.

The family carol service has been a great hit over the past few years with children and adults alike. In the evening we have Adrian Holloway speaking to us. Adrian travels widely in the UK and is a very experienced and gifted speaker. The evening programme is given below to whet your appetite. At both services an offering will be taken up to support the work of GrowTH and Foodbank.

Carol: Once in Royal David’s City
Choir: Come Thou Long Expected Jesus
Reading: Romans chapter 5
Video reading: Isaiah chapter 9 verses 2, 6-7
Carol: Joy to the world
Youth band: O Come, O Come Emmanuel and O Holy Night
Reading: Luke chapter 1 verses 26-37
Carol: O Come All Ye Faithful
Reading: John chapter 3 verses 16-17
Carol: Light of the Word
Reading: Luke chapter 2 verses 8-14
Carol: O Little Town of Bethlehem
Talk by Adrian Holloway: "Peace with God”
Choir: Silent Night
Song: Hark the Herald Angels sing

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Paul Brown
Rebecca Whittlesea