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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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HELP NEEDED CLEARING CHAIRS IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE SERVICE on 31 July and 14 August before Summer Fun Days and Holiday at Home. Please mark these dates in your diaries.

SUNDAY 31 JULY – AN EXCITING DAY FOR ALL!  Straight after the morning service we are going to clear the chairs ready for Summer Fun Days and help set up the rooms around the church.  All hands welcome. On the Sunday afternoon, from 2pm, we are going to have a craft afternoon in preparation for Summer Fun Days.  It will be a fun-filled time with glue, paper and paint – who could resist such an invitation?!        

See Diane or Rob if you need more information, or just come along.

HOLIDAY AT HOME (1): We would appreciate a few more garden tables for use in the lounge area for refreshments. (We do not need parasols or chairs.) We would be grateful if any tables can be clean and stable and that they are delivered to the church on the weekend 13/14 August. We would also appreciate the loan of any potted plants that are colourful or have foliage in keeping with tropical forests.

HOLIDAY AT HOME (2): To all members of the crew of SBC Hope could we please have a completed ‘My Road’ questionnaire ASAP but at least by Sunday 7 August. They should be handed in to the Church Office or passed to Brian Reeves, unfolded if possible. We will be in touch with you concerning the photograph around 7 August. We hope to set up the crew section of the display in the vestry during the daytime in the week 8 to 12 August and if any help is available during that week to assist in the setup please see Brian Reeves or one of the H@H leaders.


HELP NEEDED CLEARING CHAIRS IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE SERVICE ON: July 31st and August 14th before Summer Fun Days and Holiday at Home. Please mark these dates in your diaries.

HELP NEEDED DRIVING AND WHEEL CHAIR PUSHING FOR THE HOL @ HOME OUTING:  to Greenwich on Wednesday 7th September. Please let Ruth Manson or Diane know if you can help


SUMMER SUNDAY CLUB: Thank you to the volunteers so far. 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.

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

SEPTEMBER INSIGHT:  The deadline for articles etc for the September edition of INSight is Wednesday, 17th August.  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.

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!

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.


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