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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 of both Selsdon Baptist Church Addington Road and Greenvale.  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.


Inspire  Copies of this magazine are available for £2 per year, contact the church office . The website at www.inspiremagazine.org.uk carries stacks more news stories, reviews, events, information, exclusive online competitions and features, and they’re updated on a daily basis.


If you would like to be notified when each week's notices are available on-line, please email     


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EASTER SERVICES: Maundy Thursday Passover meal at Selsdon Hall from 6 00pm. £5 charge for adults , see flier and sign  up in Foyer.Good Friday: 10am Service and March of Witness from St John's to SBC where coffee and Hot Cross Buns will be served. Easter Sunday: 6 30am Sunrise Service on Croham Hurst, 8.30am Communion Service. 10.30 Easter Sunday Celebration for all. The children will go out to their groups after a time of worship.


PUT ON SOME STYLE FOR UGANDA: Sunday 29th March -  there will be a sale of hats and accessories in coffee lounge after the service.  Opportunity to buy a stylish hat for that spring wedding/baby dedication/summer garden party etc. and raise funds for young people going on their life-changing trip to Uganda.


THANK YOU SO MUCH: to all those who helped with our Parenting course over the last six weeks. The feedback has been really positive. Thank you too for those who prayed for us, all your support has been invaluable and much appreciated.   Hilary West


SINGERS WELCOME: to prepare for the service on Easter Sunday, 5 April at 10.30am.  Practices are in the Sanctuary on Thursdays 12, 19 and 26 March at 8pm


A HUSTINGS FOR CROYDON CENTRAL CONSTITUENCY ( POLITICAL DEBATE ): at St Francis at 8pm on the 15th April. We have 5 candidates coming - Con, Lab, Lib, Green and UKIP, so it should be lively.  Croydon Central covers Shirley, Forestdale, Gravel Hill, New Addington, Addington, Monks Hill


MEN'S BREAKFAST: Ladies please let Gareth know if you can help prepare and serve the breakfast.


CHERRY AND JOHN LEWIS: would like to thank all those who prayed, who sent their best wishes and helped during John's stay in hospital.


RACHAEL ROOT'S SPONSORED BIKE RIDE: As you probably already know I am going to Uganda in the Summer! My 40 mile cycle ride on 1st March has had to be moved to the Easter weekend owing to recent weather hampering training!. I would be very grateful if  you could sponsor this event as this would mean a lot to me.


VOICE MAGAZINE  The latest issue of Feba's magazine is now ready for you to take from the GAT table in the foyer.  Among the articles are exciting news about a new media ministry by and for street children in Kinchassa and ministry to Tibetans, who mainly live outside the country of their origin.    Michael Barbour


BRING AND SHARE LUNCH: after the service on March 22nd when there will be the opportunity to meet our BMS link missionaries informally. The idea is everyone brings plates of cold buffet food (sweet & savoury) that is then placed on large tables in the hall. We will all share, be seated at tables and eat together!


GOOD FRIDAY HOT X BUNS: If you are able to serve the coffee and butter the buns for everyone, following the march of witness on Good Friday, please let Diane or Caroline know.


STITCH'N'TIME: This group will not run for the next few months.


DOG WALKING, BABYSITTING CLEANING AND PET SITTING: I am keen to help in any of these areas to raise money towards my trip to Uganda this summer, please see notice board for further info. I am also organising a Bank Holiday Fete 11-2pm on Saturday May 2nd at All Saints Church and welcome any donations of 2nd hand books, bottles of wine (for a wine tombola) and cakes for the cake stall. Emma Martin


MAY INSIGHT:  Please send all contributions to   or leave in the church office and let me know.  Regretfully, late submissions cannot be included.  Thank you.  Eleanor.


PRAYER IN MARCH: Come and join us to pray for our young people and for the appointment of a new youth pastor: Saturday 7th March 8.00-9.00am, Wed 11th 8.00-9.00pm, Sun 22nd, 5.00-6.00pm and Mon 23rd 3.30-4.30pm


PAT TESTING: Are you a qualified electrical PAT Tester? If so, would you be willing to PAT Test the electrical equipment at SBC as our regular PAT Tester is not available this year. If you can help, or know of someone, please speak to Theresa Nichols or Ros Wallis, also please speak to us if you are willing to be trained to cover PAT testing in the future.


SHELTER HELP STILL NEEDED!: someone to help with the cleaning on Friday  mornings. This is from 7:15 a.m. till about 8:15 a.m. We also need one more chef/home group to cook a meal on Thursday evening 26th March.  


LENT PRAYER WALK: around London is taking place this year. The aim is to focus prayer on the capital and on our nation. Following the route of the London LOOP, 15 walks will take place daily, Monday to Friday, starting on Monday 9th March. We would love to have people walk with us or join us in prayer and request that you circulate this information within your church.

For more details look around our website: https://londonprayerwalk2015.wordpress.com

or email:


47 DAYS OF PRAYER 4 LENT IN CROYDON 2015: Please take these prayer books. If you wish to donate £1, there is a donations pot in the foyer.


HELP MONITORING THE KITCHENS: we need someone to call in to the kitchen on a weekly basis to check the temperature of the fridges, tidy the compost bins, take the tea towels and generally keep the kitchens clean and tidy. If this an area where you may be able to help, please speak to Theresa


NEWSLETTER: If you wish to receive Paul and Su's newsletter  - the correct email address is:   


BOOK RECOMMENDATION: Last year our book group read "Celebration of Discipline" by Richard Foster. A few of us thought it would be a good idea to read it again, and spend more time on it - a month per chapter to be precise (12 disciplines = one year). If anyone else would like to join us on the journey, contact Magda.


POSTAGE STAMPS: Please remember to save the  stamps from your mail and cards as they are used to raise valuable funds for Baptist Home Mission.  A total of over £5000 has been raised so far this year and we have forwarded a large quantity of stamps and collectibles towards this.  You can either put your stamps in the red box on the Mission Table or hand them directly to me. Absolutely any postage stamp is welcome and also jewellery, medals, Dinkie/Corgi toys and foreign currency even if it is not in current tender. Thank you. Kay


MUSIC MAGPIE: This is a fundraising opportunity for Uganda, please place your unwanted CDs, DVDs, electronic good and mobiles in the box in the foyer.


PARISH NURSING 2nd Weds of month, Sunbeams/toddler group - Parish Nurse attends in term time.


E3 YOUTH HOMEGROUP: - is every other week - E3 Home-group for Rocksolid and Gravity, 7:30 until 9:00


THURSDAY MORNING GROUP: Thursday’s at 10:00. All are welcome.


SBC NOW HAS A TWITTER ACCOUNT: You can follow us at https://twitter.com/SelsdonBaptist.


EMAIL UPDATES: If you would like to receive the 6 monthly news/prayer letter from Paul and Su East  by email would you kindly send them your email ID (including those who have already expressed a wish to receive this mailing)  Please send your details to  

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SBC DIRECTORY 2015:  The new Directory is available 22nd March.  Please collect your NAMED copy from the foyer. Old copies should be destroyed responsibly, if you would to leave copies in the Church Office, we will shred for you.


HOME MISSION STAMP COLLECTION: Many thanks for your superb donations of stamps. Dinky Toys and jewellery towards funds for Home Mission.  Last Year in excess of £6000 was raised towards projects and other support for smaller Baptist churches just by these collections.  Since December we have collected several bags to be forwarded.  Please keep up the good work by leaving smaller packets in the red box on the Mission Table or by handing them straight to me.  If you have accumulated a large quantity it would be greatly appreciated if you could separate the UK stamps from the overseas ones as the ordinary UK stamps are sold by weight.  Most of the others, including UK commemorative stamps are sold to dealers.  Any stamp albums should be left complete if possible as they are easier to sort. Well done for all your efforts.  Kay Holman.


SINCERE THANKS: to all who donated toiletries for the Bible Society March Morning Market. The total raised was almost £450. Barbara


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