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STAMPS: Please remember to save the stamps to help raise funds for Baptist Home Mission which supports struggling churches.  Thank you for your magnificent effort this year.  I have already passed on three carrier bags stuffed full which is a lot of stamps. Stamps can be left in the red box on the Mission Table .  Thank you  Kay Holman

PRE SCHOOL OUTDOORS EQUIPMENT NOT TO BE PLAYED WITH ON A SUNDAY MORNING: Please could parents ask children not to play in the outside area beyond the large hall/Lasers room as the play equipment is getting damaged, left out in the rain and then rusting. We appreciate your co-operation and would ask anyone who sees children outside to call them in in. Thank you!

COUNSELLING SERVICE: open to all and run by Family Christian Concern. Please see notice board in the Foyer for further details.

SAINSBURYS ACTIVE KIDS VOUCHERS: Elaine Funnell and Paul Burns will be pleased to receive these for pre school and our local scout group. Also Jo Wheeler for Brownies and Guides. Please leave in their pigeon holes.

EXPERIENCED CARE STAFF, domestic and kitchen staff required for Burrell Mead Residential Home in West Wickham.

Why not visit the CHURCH BOOKSTALL after the service for good quality second-hand books and greetings cards for sale. Proceeds go toward Church funds.

HOMEGROUP DETAILS:  If you would like to join a homegroup, leaflets giving up-to-date details of the homegroups currently meeting are available on the Welcome table.  Please take one.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:  The church website often mentions events at the church and people involved in them. If for privacy reasons you don't want your name mentioned or a photo to appear, you should email the webmaster, Alan Bedford ,  with your name (and a photo so that you can easily be identified).  You may still be inadvertently included in a crowd scene, but can be removed on request.  In addition, if you do not want you or your family's photograph to appear in INSight, our monthly magazine, please let the editor know at  

Re-cycling - Glass, cans and tins can now be recycled in the kitchen, in the cupboard next to the dishwasher, but MUST be rinsed clean first. Please refrain from putting plastic cups or any non-paper-based items into the paper recycling boxes. There have been numerous plastic cups found in the bags when recycled.

Church groups/committees meeting offsite  -  If you are holding a meeting, eg Sunday Club, Evangelism Committee, etc, in a home please let the office know so that it can be noted in the diary to avoid a clash of meetings.  (This does not apply to home groups.)

Activity Bags are available for toddlers to use and enjoy in the services, and are at the entrances.  Please return after use.

Communion Services - To help accommodate people with allergies we are willing to provide some gluten-free bread for our communion services, if you let us know in advance of your requirements. Please contact Theresa Nichols to arrange this.

Coffee after Church (Addington Road): When going for coffee after the morning service it would be helpful if everyone could use the large square space in the foyer, or the Coffee Lounge, to chat, so that the  area between the door out of the sanctuary and the exit is kept free.  Thank you.

ROAD SAFETY  -  Please take care on the church drive – remember that it is used by both pedestrians and cars bringing disabled people to church. Keep a lookout for yourselves and your children.

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SUMMER SUNDAY CLUB: We are looking for volunteers to run sessions for  children aged 3-11, so that our regular leaders have break. There will be DVDs supplied and a theme. Please speak to Caroline Hubbard or email her with your availability. The dates are July 24, 31st and August 14, 21st and 28th.


URGENT - PRAYER BREAKFAST: If you are willing to prepare the food for this event NEXT SATURDAY July 2nd 8.30am  - please let Diane or Caroline Hubbard know.


CORRECTION NEW PHONE NO FOR THE WINTERS: 01202 470547 and  email address

NEW MOBILE NO: for Sheila Hamilton 07491 657442, address is 60 Beechwood Rd, not Beauchamp!


PLAY TUNNEL NEEDED FOR SUMMER FUN DAYS: Please let Sue Bedford or Caroline know if you have a tunnel we can borrow for the week?


THANK YOU FROM YASMIN: Thank you for all the beautiful cards, phone calls, visits, flowers, hot meals, kindness, love, support, sympathy, practical support, and companionship, that I have received since my Mum passed away in May.  I have been overwhelmed with the care and love from people, even though I have not been attending very regularly lately.  It is humbling, and demonstrates Jesus' love.  I thank the Lord for the way He has helped me and blessed me with such support from you dear people.  Yasmin Tengnah  

HOLIDAY AT HOME CRAFT WORKSHOPS: We shall be holding the next two workshop evenings at 103 Croham Valley Rd on July 4th and 5th for anyone who would like to help with scenery-making. All welcome. 7:30-9:00 Refreshments provided.


FROM SUE STEPHENSON: I would like thank every one for their prayer’s and support which is very much appreciated. myself and my son are finding it extremely hard not having my mum around she was a big part of our lives. The death was very sudden and not expected, even tho she had been unwell for some time. may God bless you all.    Susan  and  James  Stephenson. 


IHELPERS TICK LIST FOR HOLIDAY AT HOME: Please complete these forms if you are able to help in anyway and place in the box in the foyer. Thank you Lorna Rogers

MY ROAD QUESTIONNAIRE FOR HOLIDAY AT HOME:.We hope that as many people as possible will complete a 'My Road' questionnaire for us to have for Holiday at Home. There are some blanks on the foyer table or it can be sent to you if you email the church office. Completed questionnaires can be either passed to the church office or Brian Reeves by hand or email. We pray that this will be a good witness and an encouragement to all who come to Holiday at Home.

FUNERAL FOR BRES BARRY: will be held the afternoon of  Wednesday 6th July

PAUL AND PAULINE FOSTER AND WIN BOULDIN: have now moved to 5 All Saints Drive, Sanderstead, South Croydon, CR2 9ES but the telephone and email remains the same as before.

SUE AND JOHN WINTER: as of Tuesday June 14th new address will be: 6 The Lindens, Burton Christchurch, Dorset BH23 7LN.  Email address: ,

PRAYER FOR OUR SUMMER ACTIVITES: Breakfast Prayer Meeting - Saturday 2nd July 2016 at 8.30am. We will join together to pray for the Summer Fun Days, Holiday at Home, Soul Survivor and the Ministry Team (with particular ref to the changes this summer). Representatives of the organising groups will be sharing information to help us focus our prayers. Even if Saturday Morning is a 'non time' for you please make this breakfast exceptional by joining us this time.

SHEEP: Summer Fun Days (under 5's) are collecting sheep pictures and any toy sheep you may like to donate. Please see Hilary West.

JUNE INSIGHT:  The deadline for articles etc for the July edition of INSight was Wednesday, 22nd June.  The magazine is now available. Please send all future contributions to or leave in the church office and let me know.  Regretfully, late items cannot be included.  Thank you.  Eleanor.


SUMMER FUN DAYS 2016: registration forms have now gone out to local schools, please remember to register your own children. In the coffee lounge there are fliers to give to friends or please use the black and white registration forms yourselves. Forms can also be downloaded from the SBC website.

SETTING UP FOR SUMMER FUN DAYS: this year will take place immediately after the morning service on July 31st. Please sign up in the foyer if you are able to help as a light lunch will also be provided. The chairs will need to be moved in the sanctuary and crafts set up, along with the under 5's area upstairs.

WE ARE COLLECTING: 4 pint milk plastic cartons, please wash out and leave under the table in the foyer-they should  not be crushed please!

HOLIDAY @ HOME 2016 - August 15th-21st. Brochures are available in the Foyer or online here. Please take one if you are interested.

HELPING CONTACT: Contact, our local neighbourhood care scheme, is looking for volunteers to deliver their leaflets, once a year, to several local roads.  If you think you might be able to help please see the details on the noticeboard in the foyer.

RIDE LONDON-SURREY 100 CYCLE CHALLENGE  - 31 July 2016 :Do you have keen cyclists in your church who  can take on the 100 mile cycle challenge around the closed  streets of London, and raise money for mission through BMS  World Mission?We are looking for three riders to take part in  the 2016 race on 31 July.If any of your church members want to take on  the challenge, please ask them to contact Suzanne Linnell at   ,  phone: 01235 517609. BMS World MissionEmail:

IN CROYDON  THERE IS A CHURCH - PRAYER MEETING DATES 2016: Wednesdays - 7.30 - 9.30pm 12th October 2016 including AGM (TBC) Come along and pray for Croydon! You are Welcome!

PLEASE DO NOT FORGET: to save any postage stamps (UK or overseas) from Christmas cards and parcels.  They can all be used to raise funds for Baptist Home Mission and enable small churches in the continue to remain open in needy areas.  Sometimes churches are unable to afford maintenance on their buildings or to organise outreach projects in the local area to serve their local community.  Last year over £6000 was raised from stamps etc. Please put your stamps into the red box on the Mission table in the foyer or hand them directly to me.  Thank you so much.  Kay Holman.