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Lectio Divina

a simple and thought-provoking way to engage with God's word 

LectioDivinaHave you heard of a practice called 'Lectio Divina'?

This is a Latin phrase which means 'divine reading' and has been practised by Christians since the time of the early church. This practice involves choosing a passage from the Bible, reading it, and meditating upon it. You may repeat these steps a few times before praying and then contemplating what God's word may be saying to you. This is a practice which can be done by yourself in your own private prayer and scripture study, or in the setting of a home group, or even at church.

In the evening of Sunday 30th January a few of us gathered in the sanctuary at church to read and discuss the Parable of the Sower, following the steps of Lectio Divina. We read both the NIV and Message versions of the text then meditated and prayed over the text. Trevor provided a few questions which led to an interesting and thought-provoking group discussion. Keep an eye out for the next time such an evening may be happening – I would recommend turning up and taking part.

he next Lectio Divina evening is at 6:30pm on Sunday 6 March, during which we’ll be reflecting on Mark 9:2–13, ‘The Transfiguration’. Mark Ridgway 

Hello and welcome to our church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
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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, and we are starting to worship again in this space as Covid restrictions ease. Some people are still not comfortable joining us in person, so we also live stream our worship on YouTube

We’d be delighted for you to join us at 10:30am on Sundays either in person or on our live stream YouTube worship. You can also listen to the midweek reflections on YouTube.

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.

Now the pandemic has eased, you can come and see what we’re like on a Sunday and at other events – watch the website to see what's on.

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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Trevor Neill   12
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.