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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.

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

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THANK YOU: Neville Durn would like to express his heartfelt thanks to all those who visited, sent cards or thought of him during his recent stay in hospital.

MAY INSIGHT:  The deadline for articles etc for the MAY edition of INSight was Wednesday, 20 April.  The magazine will be available on Sunday, 1 May. Please send all contributions to or leave in the church office and let me know.  Regretfully, late items cannot be included.  Thank you.  Eleanor

PAUL FUNNELL: is running/walking (possibly more walking!), the London Marathon on April 24th. I am raising money for "The Who Cares Trust" As many of you know the care system holds a real concern for me and I have seen first hand the massive need for children who are in the care system. Children leaving care are often left to their own devices so is it any wonder the statistics are so frightening. The Who Cares Trust supports those leaving the system and do a fantastic job in an often forgotten sector.

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BUFFET LUNCH AND AFTERNOON WITH FIONA CASTLE: Tuesday 7th June 12-4 00pm Coulsdon Manor Hotel. See fliers for info.  

VOLUNTEERS FOR HOLIDAY AT HOME CARIBBEAN CRUISE : August 15,17,19,21. Please use the cut out sheets in this months Insight magazine to indicate what jobs you may be able to help with this year. Alternatively speak to Lorna Rogers or Pat Hasell who would live to hear from you! Many thanks.

Elements Children's Ministry Conference Saturday  June 11, 2016
The Discovery Kids team from Milton Keynes Christian Centre will be joined by our keynote speaker: Cherie Duffey, Kidspring Director at Newspring Church SC, USA.
Key elements in creating engaging, creative curriculum, Five simple elements of behaviour management, Elements of discipleship: Leading small, Recruiting, equipping and keeping volunteers: The need to know elements. Super Early Bird tickets are available up to the 14th April. Tickets for groups of five or more are available for £17.00 each (£7.00 concessions). Ticket prices increase incrementally as the event approaches - so book early! Find out more or book your ticket by visiting Or speak to Pauline Hiscox!

VOLUNTEERS FOR HOLIDAY AT HOME CARIBBEAN CRUISE : August 15,17,19,21. Please use the cut out sheets in this months Insight magazine to indicate what jobs you may be able to help with this year. Alternatively speak to Lorna Rogers or Pat Hasell who would live to hear from you! Many thanks.

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

ADVANCE NOTICE: We will be holding a great Christian Aid event at church on Saturday, 21 May, 2.30-4.30pm.  We will serve tea and cakes, etc.  There will also be a cake 'auction' and items for sale.  Please put this date in your diaries and help us raise money for this great charity!  Further details will be available nearer the time.

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.

CHRISTIANITY EXPLORED: we are planning to run this course in the near future, please sign up in the foyer if you would like to express interest in taking part.

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 15th June 2016 (TBC) 12th October 2016 including AGM (TBC) Come along and pray for Croydon! You are Welcome!

CANCER RESEARCH: I am doing a sponsored walk on May 28th in aid of cancer research. I will be walking 100km from London to Brighton in memory of John knightly. I would greatly appreciate it if anyone would sponsor me. You can do so by going to Maggie's page at or you can text a donation by texting UNPM68 and the donation amount to 70070. Thank you  Maggie Steer.

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.