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This year's Lent course is based on a 2012 film 'Of Gods and Men'. Set in the 1990s, it is the true story of a group of monks in Algeria who were kidnapped by an Islamic terrorist group. The film doesn't focus on the kidnap but on the monks' life in the Atlas Mountains, helping the local community, and then following the events leading up to the kidnap. It is an austere, moving and beautifully shot film, with a heartbreaking finale. It won the main prize at the Cannes film festival that year. There are many themes appropriate to Lent to pick up on, and the following have been chosen, which will be illustrated by clips from the film:

  • Simplicity - how we can live simpler in a complicated world
  • Freedom - how can we live freely in a world that teaches us to prioritise our own comfort?
  • Faith - how can faith sustain us in troubled times?
  • Incarnation - how can we bring to the world the child of God we are?
  • Presence - how can we be fully present to one another in a world where there is no trust? We do hope you will join a group, enjoy a memorable movie, and have some illuminating discussion. Please sign up!

The course consists of 5 sessions commencing the week beginning 7 March.

We have 3 ‘in person’ groups, two evening and one afternoon, plus two Zoom groups, one afternoon and one evening:

 - Monday evening on Crofters Mead, Forestdale
 - Tuesday afternoon on Old Farleigh Rd, Selsdon 
 - Thursday evening at the Vicarage in Tedder Road, Monks Hill

Zoom groups - Thursday afternoon or Friday evening.

Please sign up by Sunday 20 February by emailing Gayle Costello – – with your details (name, church you attend, and group(s) you could join) or speak to your church CTSA representative (Mark Ridgway).


Sunday 27 February at 3.00pm at Selsdon Baptist Church OR
Tuesday 1 March at 7.30pm in The Lighthouse [new hall] at St Francis Church, Monks Hill

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)


Get in touch with us to find out more or if you would like to chat
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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.