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Contact

Neighbourhood Care

Contact is Selsdon Churches Neighbourhood Care scheme which provides practical help, advice, support and information for anybody living within the Selsdon area and part of Sanderstead, through a large network of volunteers.

Contact welcomes all clients and volunteers regardless of any religious, political or secular persuasion.

Transport: door to door transport to local clinics, doctors, hospitals etc for the less mobile.
Information: on a wide range of statutory and voluntary services e.g. specialist holidays, self help groups, benefits and many more.
Shopping/Prescription Collection: For the sick, disabled or elderly.

The Contact office is located in the Sainsbury’s complex at the junction of Addington Road and Old Farleigh Road.

More on the Contact website

CTSA

Churches Together

A number of Churches in Selsdon and Addington have joined together to form Churches Together in Selsdon and Addington.

We join together for a number of activities over the year, such as:-

Good Friday United Service and March of Witness.

Ecumenical prayer group

United Services

Study Groups

Rambles

Carol Singing at Sainsbury’s in Selsdon.

CTSA Facebook Page

Events through the year 

Meeting our community

We have a number of events through the year serving our community

In summer we have Holiday @ Home, where the church buildings are decorated along a holiday resort theme, and the elderly who are unable to go away are invited in  for entertaintment throughout the week

Summer Fun Days provides fun activities through a week in the summer holdiays for primary age children.

At Christmas, we serve mince pies for the Selsdon Lights switch-on, on Christmas Day we host a Christmas Lunch for those who would otherwise be lonely, and our toy and gift service collects gifts for families under stress.

In February - March we host the Croydon Churches Floating Shelter for the Homeless for one night a week.

And our members individually serve the community in a variety of ways

GirlGuiding

Guides, Brownies and Rainbows

We have Rainbow, Brownie and Guide groups that meet during the week.

Follow them on Twitter
https://twitter.com/SBCGuiding

Contact us:
rbg162@gmail.com

Pre-School

linked to the church

The Selsdon Baptist Church Pre-School operates under the umbrella of the church, on weekdays in term time.

Children can join after their 2nd birthday.

You can contact the Pre-school by phone on 020 3617 6781
or by email at sbcps@live.co.uk

SBC Runners

Fitness and fellowship

Selsdon Baptist Church Runners meet for fun, fitness and fellowship at 9 o'clock every Saturday morning at "parkrun", a free, weekly, timed 5K run at Lloyd Park

Church on the Run
Every 2nd Sunday of the month the runners leave the church at 10:30, and do a 4K run to Lloyd Park cafe, where they hold a meeting for teaching and discussion. If you like running come and join us!.

For more info contact Micky Wheeler mickywheeler162@gmail.com or Andy Crossley andy@thecrossleys.net

Floating Shelter

Croydon Churches helping the homeless

Selsdon Baptist Church is one of the host churches for the Croydon Churches Floating Shelter.

During the winter months, on one night each week Selsdon Baptist Church is the venue for the floating shelter, which provides a roof and bed and hot meals for those who would otherwise be on the street.

Each week we need two volunteers to set up the hall, two volunteers to cook the meals, two volunteers to prepare sandwiches, and so on.

The volunteers all agree that helping at the shelter is tremendously enjoyable and fulfils a significant need.

The shelter provides a particularly useful service to those being served, by providing a fixed location each week, which helps people connect with social services and other support organisations.

If you are interested in volunteering, contact the church office (details at bottom of page).

Hot Chocolate

on the high street

Our intrepid youth team are out on Mondays between 3 30 and 5 00 giving out free hot chocolate, particularly to young people in the community heading home from school.
Our aim: #LoveSelsdon!

YourSpace Counselling

Based at Selsdon Baptist Church

We offer an affordable confidential counselling service in a safe and relaxed environment.

Your first assessment appointment is free. The service is then a on a donation basis, with a suggested amount of £10 - £25 per 50 minute session, depending on income.

Appointments are available mornings and evenings. Call Jane for an initial appointment: 07561 869 620