Christmas Is Here!

With Christmas so close, we’re getting our plans firmed up so keep checking back here for more info as we get further into December. In the meantime below is everything you can look forward to/keep an eye out for in the coming few days.

Christmas Cards

We’ll be sharing Christmas cards again this year, from all at Church At Barking Riverside. So keep an eye out in your letter box.

If you’d like to help distribute them, then please do Get In Touch – we want to spread the love.

Street Trees

Following the success of last year’s Street Trees, we’re bringing them back! Locations art TBD but keep an eye out for one near you. They will be up from around the 4th December. There will be a few dotted around Phase 1 and one by Little Bees Park on Phase 2.

We will be providing free, plain wooden decorations handed out by our street hosts for you to decorate and add to your nearest tree. We’ll be sharing info on how to contact your nearest street tree host on here. Get In Touch if you’d like to co-host a tree.

Christmas Carols

There’s nothing more festive than singing carols by a Christmas tree, with a nice hot mulled wine/hot chocolate.

Get the 18th December in your diary for touring the trees on Phase 1, ending at the Rivergate Centre. On the 19th December we’ll have carols by the tree in Little Bees Park for Phase 2. If you’d like to get involved with the carols (singing, host refreshments, share your favourite carol etc.) do Get In Touch.

Christmas Eve Celebration

For the first time ever, we’ll be joining together with other Rivergate churches, House Of Bread & Salem Church, for a special time to pause in the festive hurry and worship our Saviour being born on the 24th December (location and time TBC). Want to get involved with shaping the service with the other churches, Get In Touch.


We will be following the Bible Project’s daily reflections and videos on hope, peace, joy, and love. Every Monday we will share the weekly video and on the Wednesday we will post our blog reflecting on the week’s video and daily devotional/questions. Scroll down to the bottom of this page for the videos we will be reflecting on.

For some more info re: Street Tree Locations etc, check out last weeks blog:

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