Notices and Diary

Notices - This Week

Notices - Current 


Notices This Week

Upated weekly
SELSDON REMEMBERS: Monday 5th November – Saturday 10th November – the exhibition will be open to schools each morning, the general public 2.00- 4.00pm and Saturday morning, also evenings by arrangement. More information will follow shortly, but please mark the week in your diaries. We will require stewards and this will be an opportunity to invite friends and neighbours!

HOME GROUP NOTES: Notes are available following on from today’s bible readings, Home group leaders have been sent copies, but there are paper copies for anyone to take and reflect on.

HARVEST: We will be collecting food again but this year we have some different requests. Please see items below which are in greatest need: Tinned fish, tinned meat and meat pies, Tins of tomatoes, Canned fruit, vegetables and potatoes. Cans of custard and rice pudding, squash, sugar, packets of instant mash and cartons of longlife milk. Food will be donated to West Croydon Refugee Day Centre and the Salvation Army run, food bank in New Addington.

BIBLE SOCIETY: Sincere thanks to the Crossley, Burns and Foster families, plus dog, who walked with others from different churches, for Bible Society funds last Saturday in the sponsored walk.If you did not get around to sponsoring them before the event, retrospective sponsorship in invited! They have one card per family. Thank you Barbara.

Notices - Current

brought forward from previous weeks

LITTER PICK AND PRAYER WALK: I am organising a litter pick and prayer walk which will be on Sunday 23rd September at 12:30. The walk will be around the roads of Ashen Vale, Swallowdale, Pixton Way and Selsdon Park Road. Prayers will be focussed on spiritual breakthrough in that particular area of Selsdon. The walk shouldn't take more than 30 minutes. If you would like to take part or have any questions please contact me, Mark Ridgway, asap (07523390768). Thank you.

OCTOBER INSIGHT: The deadline for articles etc for the October edition of INSight was Wednesday, 19 September. The magazine will be available on Sunday, 30 September. Please send all contributions to or leave in the church office and let me know. Regretfully, late items cannot be included. Thank you. Eleanor.

DRIVERS NEEDED: If you could join a rota to take it in turns to drive Irene Hardy to church on Sunday mornings please contact Pat Hasell. Thank you.

ADVENTURE TOTS: Thursdays 10-11.30am. We invite pre-schoolers, parents and carers to our weekly term time programme including different activities, craft, snacks, story and song time. A place to meet and make new friends. Alison Harrison

SUNDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER: after the morning service we will be serving a lasagne and salad lunch. Please sign up on the sheet in the coffee lounge. We need a team to clear after the meal and wash up. Please speak to Caroline or Theresa if you can help or co-ordinate the clear up! This will also be an opportunity to catch up informally with Catherine Truman who works as a pharmacist in one of India’s largest most prestigious hospitals and whom we as a Church support.

CRECHE: Please note that Viv Sharpe is kindly taking over the organisation of our Sunday morning crèche from September. If you would like to help in crèche, please let Viv know. It's a great opportunity to get to know parents and our youngest children and, at the moment, means you would need to take a turn just once every four weeks. She'd love to hear from you! Thanks, Meryl 

CHRISTMAS LUNCH CHEF NEEDED: John and I have had great fun preparing and cooking the Christmas Day lunch at the church for the last three years. It has been a privilege to be able to spend a few hours in the company of folk who would otherwise have been alone on Christmas Day and to be part of a team serving the community in this way. We are letting you know now that we shall not be doing the cooking for next Christmas Day. We want to give as much time as possible to people to consider whether they might be the cooks for 2018. We are very happy to pass on lots of ideas, suggestions and practical tips to anyone who might come forward to take on this role. We can assure you that it is a rewarding experience. Please speak to Caroline Hubbard or ourselves if you are interested. Thank you, Pat & Joh

COMMUNION BREAD: please be reminded bread served is always gluten free.

YOUR SPACE: Selsdon Baptist Church Community Counselling Service

Here, at Selsdon Baptist Church, we offer a confidential counselling service in a safe and relaxed environment. For more information: call 07561 869620 or 07718 189033

MARATHON: On September 22nd my wife and I are completing a walking marathon in London to help raise funds for The Brain Tumour Research Campaign. I’ve reached my target, but if you’d like to sponsor my wife, her charity page is:

POSTAGE STAMPS: Please remember to save all of your postage stamps, British and overseas. These can be forwarded to help the work of Baptist Home Mission who support struggling Baptist churches with projects in the U.K. Stamps can be left in the red box on the Mission Table in the foyer or handed directly to me. Thanks in advance. Kay Holman

READING THE BIBLE PASSAGE IN OUR SERVICES: I am always looking for volunteers to read the Bible each week in our services. Please sign up on the sheet if this is something you enjoy or would be happy to do! I let you know the details in advance so that you can familiarise yourself with the verses. Thank you Caroline

On our Noticeboard:-


PRAISE PARTY SINGLES SEMINAR: Sat 27 Oct New Life Christian Centre, guest speaker, fun and refreshments. Eventbright or email

Carers News:magazine Aug-Oct 2018


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First Aiders

A number of folk  have successfully completed the ‘First Aid at Work’ training . You can see them in the photo . Our church First Aid Officer is Brian Sharp (back row, second from the right) , with Mark Ridgway (back row, third from the right) as his deputy. Others who completed the training are: Charis Adu-Kwapong, David Canning, Alison Harrison, Beth Hill, Sally-ann Jackson, Marilyn Newland, Katie Travers and Karl Yabsley.