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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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CHRISTIAN AID: Thank you so much to everyone who was involved in this years Christian Aid Week. We had a fantastic week of events and we really appreciated your support and generosity in a whole variety of ways. As a church we have raised this year £3300 plus gift aid. Well done to everyone involved as we couldn't have done this week without you.  Rob and Jo Lines

MESSAGE FROM YASMIN: I am sad to inform you that my mother Jetske passed away on Thursday 19th May 2016.The funeral will be on Monday 6th June 2016.The cremation will be at Croydon Crematorium at 2.30pm (family only), followed by a Service of Thanksgiving  at Addington Methodist Church at 3.30pm, all welcome. Family flowers only; gifts may be given in Mum's memory to: Premier Christian Radio or Macmillan Cancer Support.

MAGGIE STEER WALKING TODAY: As you are reading this I should hopefully be 75km into my 100km walk. I want to say a huge thank you to all who have sponsored me. I have raised £1320 plus gift aid. It is greatly appreciated to be able to give something back to a worthy cause. Maggie

CRAFT WORKSHOPS: I am holding 2 craft workshops this week to create décor for Holiday at Home. If you'd like to join us please come Tuesday evening 31st May and/or  Wednesday evening 1st June at 103 Croham Valley Road between 7:30 and 9:30. We shall be making flowers, palm trees etc. Please bring your own scissors. Refreshments provided. These are the first of a number of workshops that will be held before August. Pat Hasell

MESSY CHURCH: Please let Sheila Hamilton know if you are willing to wash up at messy Church on Thursday June 9th at 5 00pm. We would be pleased to hear from anyone who could make individual jellies or mouse's ( we have pots to lend out if helpful) please speak to Hilary West or Sheila Hamilton  

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

PYREX DISHES: A clear glass dish and an orange dish with a white pattern has been left  in the kitchen please contact me if they belong to you! Sheila H

VAN DRIVER/ MINIBUS DRIVER NEEDED: we are looking for someone to drive our young people and equipment to Soul Survivor at Shepton Mallet, near Bath on Friday August 19th and then to collect them early morning on 24th August. If this is something you could help with, either way or you know someone who can please speak to Rob Chivers or Caroline Hubbard.

CHURCH FLOWERS: We are very grateful to those who donate towards our flowers each week. This week's flowers have been donated by  Ruth and Peter Manson

THANK YOU: to all my friends at SBC for their prayers, enquiries, cards, flowers & phone calls, that have aided my recovery after my knee replacement/reconstruction 4 weeks ago. There is still a long way to go before I'm confidently mobile, but I'm making good progress and see positive results each day . Sylvia Boyes

JUNE INSIGHT:  The deadline for articles etc for the June edition of INSight was Wednesday, 18 May.  The magazine will be available on Sunday, 29 May. 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.

THE COUNTDOWN TO WIMBLEDON HAS BEGUN: This year we have an exciting opportunity to partner with third space ministries who seek to "love all and serve all". Teams go out daily between Sunday 26th June - Saturday 9th July between 8pm-11pm to give out drinks and snacks to those waiting in line over night for tickets. More info to follow, but see Matt Forsyth or email if you are interested

THE LOFT: Another tidy up is imminent, so if you are aware of anything that you want to keep, that is not clearly labelled or within an allocated area, please speak to Caroline as it will be disposed of within the next week or so!

INTERNATIONAL NEEDS SUMMER JAZZ CONCERT AT HEVER CASTLE: Saturday 4th June Tickets from £15 Box office 01732 866114 or book online at

RADIO IS A LIFELINE: to people in countries where Christianity is banned, such as Yemen and in the Horn of Africa. You can read about the transformation it is bringing in voice magazine, published by Feba.  Pick up your copy from the Global Action Team table.

BAG OF WOOL: under the table in the foyer…. does this belong to anyone? Please  let Ros or Caroline know

FLOWER ROOM: Please do not leave items in the flower room that are not flower related as it makes it difficult for arrangers to use the pedestals if the room has other equipment in the room! Thank you Joy Harris


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!

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.

BUFFET LUNCH AND AFTERNOON WITH FIONA CASTLE: Tuesday 7th June 12-4 00pm Coulsdon Manor Hotel. See fliers for info.  Tickets now available £15 or 2 for £25, if booked together! Call 020 8651 2807 or purchase from Jubilee coffee shop.

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.

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.