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New Deacons for 2021 - Dawn Cox 


Dawn writes:
Growing up in Selsdon, I regularly attended church, and went to a church school in Croydon for my primary and secondary years.

I am married to Peter and am blessed to have three sons and three grandchildren.

Jesus has always been in my life, but I never really came to know him personally until arriving at Selsdon Baptist Church (SBC) in 1986, when I entered into a true relationship, recognising Jesus as my Saviour and giving myself to him, being baptised in 1993.

Over many years at SBC, I have supported and led many different activities and groups including mother and toddlers, children’s evening and holiday programmes, Scouting, the Global Action Team, Alpha and the Floating Shelter.

I feel God has given me a passion for caring, fulfilled through my work in the NHS and Public Health, my travels to Nepal to work with the International Needs Lydia Project, and in church life. I am now serving as a Therapeutic Counsellor, with the church’s counselling service (YourSpace), and facilitating bereavement groups at SBC. I have also been developing links between SBC and the local Social Prescribing team, and ‘Activate’.

As well as being on the Worship and the Word team, I am part of the Safeguarding Team developing the policy, and implementing the Safeguarding training. I am interim DBS Officer and the Deacon’s Meetings Minutes Secretary.

From my perspective, prayer, Bible study, and worship, whether in my own time, in homegroup, in church or with others, is essential. I truly believe in the power of prayer having witnessed the difference that prayer has made in my life and in the lives of others.

I also have a passion for the community, and long for others to learn of, and know the love and compassion that God has for all of us.
These are difficult times as we face the reality and challenges of COVID-19 and its effects on people, the community and the church.

I feel led to support the Ministry team and the leadership of SBC in delivering SBC’s vision as the church embraces the challenges of change, reaches out into the community, learns more about God’s love, going deeper spiritually, and building God’s Kingdom. 

Dawn Cox, 31/12/2020
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Planning your Visit


We’re glad you've chosen to have a look at our website, and hope you’re interested to find out more about Selsdon Baptist Church.

A church is primarily about people, and we are a friendly group of people who love God and live in Selsdon and nearby.

We have a church building on Addington Road, Selsdon, but at the moment we have only very limited use of the building because of the Covid pandemic. But that doesn’t stop us worshipping God – only we have to do it over Zoom and YouTube!

Most of us watch together at the same time (10 30am) on Sunday, and then join to chat and discuss on Zoom just afterwards.
We’d be delighted for you to join our YouTube worship, listen to the midweek reflections on YouTube, listen to the Ask the Ministers Podcast, or join the Zoom meeting.

Depending on the current restrictions level, there is the opportunity to join us to watch the YouTube service in the church building itself – check the service details for each Sunday for instructions.

If you’d like to find out more about us and about our Christian faith, please browse the website. The Blog page will give you a feel for our recent ideas and activities. If you would like to talk to someone, please fill out the contact form below for a chat.

Hopefully when the pandemic eases, you’ll be able to come and see what we’re like on a Sunday and at other events – watch the website to see what becomes possible and when.

You may find the following pages useful to read more about  us:

What we Believe
Baptism (we are a Baptist church!)
Latest News and Announcements (what’s going on at the moment)
Blog (what we’ve done recently)


Get in touch with us to find out more or if you would like to chat
We can arrange a time that suits you.
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Rev Trevor Neill   Rev. Denzil Larbi
Ministry Team Leader   Associate Minister with a focus on Evangelism
We hope that whoever you are, you will feel at home at our church.