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KITCHEN KNIVES: If you have any idea what has happened to the lid of the sharp knives box or where the paring knife from the knife block has got to, please talk to Sheila Hamilton. The sharp knives have to be locked away from small fingers so we need the lid!

CTSA FAMILY RAMBLE: This circular 7 mile walk will start at St Christopher’s in Warlingham at 10:00am on 5 October and will visit the historic churches along the way. We will stop at The Harrow for lunch at 1:30pm and then continue our walk. See the poster in the foyer for further details as you can do just part of the walk if the whole 7 miles sounds too much!

VOICE MAGAZINE is now available from the Global Action Team’s display in the foyer. This is published by Feba and features more about the development of their radio and audio ministry over the past 60 years and how they and their partners are transforming the lives of people living in difficult areas of the world, such as Yemen.

ALPHA: The course starts this Thursday 19 September! This is an introductory evening so if you’re a bit late inviting someone, don’t worry there’s still time. Please keep praying.

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OCTOBER INSIGHT: The deadline for articles etc for the October edition of INSight is MONDAY 16 SEPTEMBER. The magazine will be available on Sunday 29 September. Please send all contributions to or leave in the church office and let me know. PLEASE NOTE the earlier than usual deadline (due to holidays). Anything received after Monday 16 September will not be included in the October magazine.

Thank you. Eleanor

CHURCH MEMBERS MEETING: Please note the next Church Members Meeting will be held in the sanctuary on Monday 16 September at 8:00pm. Supporting documents will be available in the foyer for those not on email.

PAUL AND SARAH BURNS have decided to mark their 23rd Wedding Anniversary by participating in the full marathon Shine Walk in aid of cancer research on 21 September. We are doing this in memory of Paul's sister, Kathryn, many other family and friends who have passed away and those that have survived. You can sponsor them here:

THANK YOU FROM DORA COOKEY-GAM: Thank you for your swift help you gave me when I fell ill on the first day of Holiday at Home. During 11 days in hospital I recovered from severe sepsis. Your kind messages, prayers, visits and flowers were a great comfort. You even spoilt us with some lovingly prepared meals which were very tasty and much appreciated. Thank you.

NEWS FROM SPURGEON’S COLLEGE: Spurgeon’s College recently heard from the Office for Students, the Government’s new regulator for Higher Education, that its application to register as a Higher Education provider had been refused. Please see the College’s statement here: The immediate impact of this is that new students will not be able to get student loan funding. Please pray about the situation, for students who are affected, and for God’s continued guidance and provision for the College’s work. Some may also wish to write to the Minister for Universities, Jo Johnson, in support of the College’s request to review the Office for Student’s decision. Thank you and do let me know if you would like further information. Stephen Wright

MARATHON WATER PROJECT: On September 28 I'm doing a marathon to raise money for International Needs Water Projects and I need lots of sponsorship. Can you help?

MESSAGE FROM SUE STEPHENSON: I want to thank you all for the wonderful kindness shown to me by my lovely church family. Your concern and support leading up to my surgery and as I have recovered has amazed James, my son, and me. Thank you for meals, for cards, visits and phone calls and most of all for your prayers


ALPHA: On 7 November we have a chef who will cook an Alpha meal at home. We now need 2 volunteers who will help another lady who has offered to reheat and serve the meal. Any offers please? Speak to Phil Mazur or Pat. Thank you

SUNDAY CLUB VOLUNTEERS WANTED: we have a vacancy for a teacher for the 5-7 age group (every 3 weeks) and more volunteers are required to help in Creche. Please speak to Pauline Hiscox or Rosemary Stone if you can help. Also, from September we would like more people to volunteer to help in the creche to look after our children who are under the age of 5. We are blessed in this church to have a lovely large number of children but with this goes the responsibility of looking after them and teaching them the bible in a fun and interesting way so they learn the basic truths of God's word.

PREACHING WORKSHOPS: Have you ever felt a call to preaching that you would like to explore further? For anyone who’s preached a little and would like to preach more, or would like to explore a gifting in this area, Trevor will be leading three workshops at 7:30pm Wednesday 9, 16 and 23 October. We’ll take time to explore the theology of preaching as well as some of the practicalities of sermon writing, alongside practising some of these skills. If you would like to know more please speak with Trevor or Jane White.

NOTICES: Is the email address to use if you have items for the notice sheet. Your message may be missed and not included if you use any other email address, especially as I’m on holiday next week! Kathleen Maddox

MARATHON RUNNERS?: Ever wanted to run a marathon? Is now your time? In 2020 International Needs UK have places at both Brighton and London Marathons and we are looking for dedicated people to not only run for us but to be ambassadors of the work we do and raise funds. If this is you, then please do get in touch. Please contact for an application form.

BEREAVEMENT COUNSELLING TRAINING: Woodside Bereavement Service are running a counselling training course this Autumn. Do you have a listening ear? Is this something you would like to do? Contact at or phone 020 3256 2009. See the notice board for further details.

CATHY MADAVAN WEEKEND: On 14-15 March 2020. Please note this change in the date. The Saturday will be a special day for women (older teens upwards) and Cathy will also be speaking at the Sunday Morning Service. Even though a way ahead, please be praying for this special time and who you could invite! Call Chris Dean on 01883 723081 for further details.

HOME GROUPS NOTES: are available in the foyer for anyone who wishes to look further into the current sermon series. Copies also avaialable with the sermon audio files at

NOTICES DEADLINE:To ease the pressure on those preparing notice sheets, the deadline for submission of items is 12 NOON on the preceding Thursday. Please make sure that any items you want included are with the office or emailed to by then.

PAPER RECYCLING: If you tend to have room in your recycling bin and would be able to take a sack of paper home on a weekly basis that would be very helpful. Please speak to Ros

VISITORS: If you are visiting or new to SBC, please pass your contact details to one of the stewards or the Ministry team. There are cards in the front of many of the chairs. 

ADVENTURE TOTS:  We would really like to have more volunteers to join our team. If you are able to help put out toys, sit and chat, sit at the welcome table, watch over the activity table, help with preparing drinks and snacks, or help with singing and story time we would love to hear from you. Please pray for us, and for all the toddlers and the grown-ups we are reaching out to. Marilyn and Libby

INSIGHT: If you would like to contribute an article, book review, thoughts or something of interest to Insight at any time please email  to or leave in the church office and let me know..Articles will be included subject to space in each publication..Thank you. Eleanor.

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

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

Sunday Morning Services

Children and young people usually leave after the first 20 minutes of a Sunday morning service. They go to the following groups:

  • Creché Ages 0-4
  • Scramblers Reception, Years 1 & 2
  • God Squad School years 3 - 6
  • Rock Solid School years 7-9
  • Gravity School years 10-13

We also have: hearing loop, recordings of services (details available from the sound desk at the rear of the church), and coffee and tea served in the foyer.

Our services are sometimes live video streamed on Facebook. If you have any concerns about appearing on this please speak to someone on the sound desk.

On our Noticeboard:-

SOUTH EAST CANCER HELP CENTRE: Information about various fund raising activities.

FREE CHURCH CHOIR FESTIVAL – Guildford Cathedral – 12th October 2019

CHRISTIAN JOBS: See poster in the foyer for details.

ST CHRISTOPHER’S HOSPICE: Training Days in September and October. See notice board

SUNDAY AFTERNOON CONCERT SERIES: for 2019-20 at Sanderstead URC commences on Sunday 15 September at 3pm with a lively concert of jazz


View our church Diary. Click on any item for more details


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.