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Who is my neighbour? 


In late November, New Addington Baptist Church contacted us to ask for help. Their church manse had a problem with water penetrating the external wall of their minister’s study. This made the study unusable. This was at a time when everyone was trying to work from home to keep safe and help the pandemic effort. New Addington is not an affluent area and the church couldn’t afford the repairs. They reached out to the churches around them to see if any could help with the cost of the repairs.

SBC is blessed with the generosity of the church members, God’s provision and, we are more affluent then many other churches. The Covid pandemic has affected our income and there are giving opportunities for us all in the coming months. So when our neighbour Baptist Church in New Addington couldn't afford repairs to their only manse and we are blessed with three, we had to offer to help. New Addington had received a quote for £6,400 for the work and we offered to underwrite the cost of up to £5,000 of this work.

In January they were able to get the work completed and their church secretary Viv wrote to us at SBC to thank us for our help. According to Viv, they now have “a very happy minister”. The final cost of the works was also reduced.

Money can be a very emotive subject. How much is enough? How much is too much? How should we use the wealth that God has bestowed on us to steward? It is never easy answering these questions, but I wanted to share with you this story of how, as a church, we have used the gifts that God has given us to help our neighbour up the road.

Thank you to you all for being a part of this story,

Andy Crossley  
SBC Secretariat

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Planning your Visit

Welcome 

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)


 

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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.