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CHURCHES TOGETHER IN SIDCUP

A guide to the 17 CTiS Churches in Sidcup, in the London Borough of Bexley, affiliated to Churches Together in Kent. We aim to encourage the churches to be supportive of each other in their work and Christian witness.


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WALK OF WITNESS PROCESSION

Good Friday, 18th April 2014
Good Friday Walk of Witness

9.30am
Assemble at
St. John's Church
Church Road SIDCUP


9.45am Short Service followed by Procession through Sidcup Town Centre, with short stops at
War Memorial >> Morrisons >> Main Road to The Crescent Good Friday Walk of Witness

10.45am Dismissal at the Crescent with
Refreshments across the road
at Christchuch,
Main Road, Sidcup




Church Minister Vacancy at Avery Hill Chroistian Fellowship


'Life and Hope in the Resurrection'


Ann Uphill
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very year, as Easter approaches, I wonder what I can think of to say about it that’s new for our parish magazine, and I can never think of anything – I’m probably not the only one. But actually, Easter probably doesn’t need to have anything new said about it – because Easter is about something new every year. Martin Luther wrote of Easter: ‘Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in Springtime.’ The Spring seems to be an indication of God’s will for all of us – that he offers us life and hope in the Resurrection.

Although the Resurrection of Christ means much more than simply a promise of life after death, we should not forget that the events recorded in the Gospels actually took place. Our faith is built, not on wishful thinking, but on fact. Those eleven terrified disciples of Jesus, left alone with their grief and despair after the Resurrection, were somehow given the courage to go out into the world to proclaim that Jesus who had been crucified was alive, and they suffered and died for that belief: they would not have done that for something they believed to be untrue or that they themselves had invented. The only conclusion to draw from that is that they knew the Resurrection to be a fact.

St. Paul wrote: ‘If it is for this life only that Christ has given us hope, we of all men are most to be pitied. But the truth is, Christ was raised to life.’ (1 Cor 15: 19-20). That belief is at the heart of Christian faith and gives meaning to it – there is no Christian faith without Christ’s resurrection – and that is the new hope we celebrate every year.

Rev. Ann Uphill,
Rector,
All Saints, Foots Cray with St. James, North Cray.



CTiS MEMBER CHURCHES

All Saints Church (CofE)
Rectory Lane, Foots Cray, DA14 5BU. Tel: 020 8300 7096
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All Saints Church
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he Living Church on the Meadows, a small and beautiful old church on the edge of the Footscray Meadows, with a friendly, welcoming, family atmosphere.
Traditional Anglican Liturgy, the church welcomes all ages.
Services on Sunday:
9.30am All Age Worship (1st Sunday);
9.30am Parish Eucharist (Other Sundays).

More information from:
or visit their website at: www.allsaintsandstjames.org.uk/index.htm

Avery Hill Christian Felowship
Southspring, Sidcup, DA15 8EA. Tel: 020 8859 7073
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Avery Hill Church
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he Avery Hill Christian Fellowship is a lively and vibrant community of people of all ages who share a common faith in the grace of God through the person of Jesus Christ. Having a passion for mission both locally, nationally and internationally.

There are many activities throughout the week for all ages, including mother and toddlers,(www.springlets.org.uk), Whizz Kids club, youth events and even meetings and outings for the adults! Disabled facilities include hearing loop, wheelchair access to premises and toilet. The church hosts the Bexley Foodbank, open on Tuesday (10am-1pm) and Thursday (12noon-3pm).


Services on Sunday:
10.15am Morning Worship (Creche, Children & Y.P. Groups).
6.15pm Evening Service (1st Sunday).

More information from:
or visit their website at www.averyhill.info
Website also contains audio files of Sunday sermons.

Christchurch (CofE)
Main Road, Sidcup, DA14 6PA. Tel: 020 8308 0835
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Christchurch
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atering extensively for families. Christchurch is Church of England in the evangelical tradition. On Sunday mornings there are various activities for 3 to 14 year old's and above. During the week running many activities, home Bible study groups, meetings for women, a monthly men's breakfast plus much more. Offers wheelchair access to premises.

Sunday services at 8.00am (every 2nd and 4th Sun), & 10.30am.
Evening Services as advertised.

For more information visit their website at www.christchurchsidcup.org.uk
or contact

Emmanuel Church
Granville Road, Sidcup, DA14 4AA. Tel: 020 8300 5064
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Emmanuel Church
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welcoming and friendly church of Methodist and United Reform traditions. There is a Sunday Club for 3-18 year old's and there are other church based activities during the week. For letting's, bookings information, programme of activities, use of premises and other details speak to the church office.
Emmanuel Church is part of The Chislehurst and Orpington Methodist Circuit. Sunday service at 10.30am. For more information visit www.emmanuelchurchsidcup.org.uk website, or from

Foots Cray Baptist Church
137 Sidcup Hill, Foots Cray, Sidcup, DA14 6JS. Tel: 020 8302 8136
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Foots Cray Baptist
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t Foots Cray Baptist Church, they are committed to the central truths of the Christian Faith and have a 'traditional' but warm and friendly approach to worship. Only baptising those who have come to faith in Jesus but our Communion Table is open to all who trust Christ as Saviour, whether baptised as believers or not. Offers wheelchair access to premises.
Sunday services at 11.00am and 6.30pm (2nd, 4th & 5th Sundays of each month). For more information from www.fcbc.org.uk or from

The Holy Redeemer Church, Lamorbey (CofE)
Days Lane, Sidcup, DA15 8JR. Tel: 020 8302 5356
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Holy Redeemer Church
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he Holy Redeemer is a Parish of the Church of England. Worship focuses on the Holy Eucharist, using a variety of styles. Having an active Children's Church and Choir. Offers wheelchair access to premises and toilet. Sunday services at 8.00am and 10.00am.

More information from: or visit their website at www.theholyredeemer.co.uk

Holy Trinity Church, Lamorbey (CofE)
Hurst Road, Sidcup, DA15 9AE. Tel: 020 8300 8231
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Holy Trinity Church
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oly Trinity is a traditional Anglo Catholic church with Parish Eucharist as their main service. All will be very welcome to any Sunday service or any weekday meeting. Sunday services at 8.00am Eucharist, 10.00am Family Eucharist.
More information from: or visit their website at: www.holytrinitylamorbey.org


New Community Church
24 Station Road, Sidcup, DA15 7DU. Tel: 020 8300 0333
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New Community Church
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lively, diverse church that draws people from across the London boroughs of Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich and Lewisham. Sunday meetings are relevant, relaxed and informal. During the week running activities for all the community including youth work, students and twenties, exercise classes, meetings for the retired, a morning cafe and a substantial toddler group as well as midweek small groups. A Debt Advice Service is now available for those who could benefit from talking over any money worries. Their website contains a regularly updated list of what is going on. Offers wheelchair access to premises and toilet.
Sunday services at 9.30am, 11.30am, and 6.30pm.

More information from:
or visit their website at www.newcommunitychurch.org.uk

New Generation Church
Birkbeck Road, Sidcup, DA14 4DJ. Tel: 020 8309 6056
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New Generation Centre Church & Cine World
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ew Generation is a passionate and lively community. Passionate about Jesus, Sidcup and you. They are involved in projects locally, nationally and internationally. They offer many activities for many ages, speak to the office to find out what is going on right now. All ages are welcome at their Sunday meeting which includes HQ Kids Church and Sparkles creche. Offers wheelchair access to premises and toilet.

Sunday services at 10.00am at Bexleyheath Cineworld, DA6 7LL.
7.00pm Evening gatherings (most Sundays) at St. John's Church, Church Road, Sidcup, DA14 6BX.
Weekday meetings at New Generation Centre, Birkbeck Road, Sidcup, DA14 4DJ.
More information from: or visit their website at www.newgen.org.uk

Our Lady Of The Rosary Church (RC)
330a Burnt Oak Lane, Blackfen, DA15 8LW. Tel: 020 8300 2697
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Our Lady Of The Rosary Church
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ur Lady of the Rosary (330a Burnt Oak Lane, off Days Lane) is a Roman Catholic parish community with a wide variety of spiritual, social and community activities. The parish includes people of all ages with activities for children and young people, outreach to the elderly and housebound. A social club, football club and various groups, who meet to contribute in diverse ways, to the building up of God's kingdom.
Saturday service at 6.00pm;
Sunday services at 9.00am, 10.30am and 6.00pm.
More information from:
or visit their website at www.blackfencatholic.org

Redeemed Christian Church of God - Victory Assembly Sidcup
367A Footscray Road, New Eltham, SE9 2DR. Tel: 07852 100550
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Redeemed Christian Church of God - Victory Assembly, 
New Eltham
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his congregation, belonging to The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), have now moved to new premises in New Eltham. Under the leadership of Pastor Richard Odufisan the church meets for a Celebration Service at 10.00am each Sunday and at 7.00pm on Wednesdays for a Bible Study & Prayer Meeting. The foundation of the church is prayer and teaching the full counsel of God, to help people and families discover their purpose in life through love and care for one another.
For more information click here for church website or
contact:

Redeemed Christian Church of God - Christ Domain Parish - Temp Worship Centre: 27 Cray Road, Sidcup, DA14 5BY
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RCCG Christ Domain Church venue
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CCG Christ Domain was established in 2006 and is an outreach of the Redeemed Christian Church of God. RCCG is a worldwide Church that was established in 1952. The general overseer is Pastor E.A Adeboye. It is a Church of all nations, race, colour, age and gender.
Their Vision: Transforming Lives and building Families. They accomplish this by: transforming lives by the renewal of the mind; building a strong family; a house of prayer for all nations in unity and with love and care for all. Their Core Values: Excellence; Expansion; Equipping; Evangelism. They aim for excellence and perfection in all they do and love by demonstrating they care with compassion, and teach the word of God to build and nurture. Their ultimate goal is to enable diverse people to make heaven by nurturing, empowering and equipping them to live a holy life based on excellence, love, care and unity. Sunday Morning Service at 10.45am-12.45pm.
More information from:
or visit their website at: http://rccgchristdomain.org.uk


Sidcup Baptist Church
167 Main Road, Sidcup, DA14 6PA. Tel: 020 8309 9717
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Sidcup Baptist Church
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friendly, growing church with lively worship and a good cross-section of age groups, including a large proportion of children and young people. Their vision is to be a church that loves and serves God, His people and His world. The church hosts the Disabled Christian Fellowship (Sidcup Branch) on the 2nd Saturday afternoon in the month. Community lunches, Alpha group, daytime and evening Housegroups, Playgroup, Children's and YP's clubs. Disabled facilities include hearing loop (British Sign Language signing by arrangement), wheelchair access to premises and toilet. Sunday services at 10.30am (creche, children & Y.P's groups) and 6.30pm on 1st & 3rd Sundays.
More information from:
or visit their website at www.sidcupbaptistchurch.org.uk
For Meetings and Event details www.sidcupchurch.org.uk/SBCevents.html

St. Andrew's Church (CofE)
Maylands Drive, Sidcup, DA14 4RY. Tel: 020 8300 4712
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St. Andrew's Church
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mix of traditional and informal styles of worship throughout the month. There is a variety of activities and groups during the week for people of all ages from toddler to retired. Trusting you'll experience the love of God there, you are welcome to sample, visit or even stay. Disabled facilities include hearing loop, wheelchair access to church, hall and toilet on hall level. Sunday service at 10.00am. More information from: or visit their website at www.st-andrewssidcup.org.uk

St. James Church (CofE)
North Cray Road, North Cray, DA14 5HD. Tel: 020 8300 7096
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St. James Church
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small, pretty Church on the edge of the Meadows, in quiet surroundings and one of North Cray's best kept secrets. Traditional Anglican services, they welcome families and children and offer an all age service, once a month, which is popular with children from 1 to 91. Sunday services 10.30am (2nd Sunday), 11.15am (1st, 3rd & 4th) and 6.30pm (2nd Sunday).

More information from:
or visit their website at www.allsaintsandstjames.org.uk/index.htm

St. John's Church (CofE)
Church Road, Sidcup, DA14 6BX. Tel: 020 8300 0383
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St. Johns Church
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he church is built to the glory of God but seeks to make God known to the people in Sidcup. It is a great place for worship, young and old alike can enjoy what they do. Are family friendly and value and appreciate the more senior members of the Church. There are various groups you can be involved in but just turning up on a Sunday is fine. Why not walk with them for a while and enjoy the community life at St. John's. Offers wheelchair access to premises and toilet available in church hall. Sunday services 8.00am and 10.00am.
For information visit their website at www.stjohnsidcup.co.uk
More information from:

St. Lawrence's Church (RC)
129 Main Road, Sidcup, DA15 7HB. Tel: 020 8300 2480
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St. Lawrence Church
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t. Lawrence's parish was founded from St. Mary's Chislehurst in 1902. The first Mass was said on the Feast of St. Lawrence of Canterbury, (2nd February) hence the parish name. Until August 2012 the church was served by a religious congregation of priests - The Society of Mary, known more generally as Marist Fathers. A quarterly magazine called News and Views is published, giving details of services and organisations in the parish. Offers wheelchair access to premises and toilet. Open daily 9.30am; Saturday 9.30am & 6.30pm; Sunday 8.30am, 10.00am and 11.30am.
More information from: or visit their website at www.stlawrenceschurch.org.uk


LOCAL CHURCH EVENTS



Disabled Christians Fellowship - Sidcup Baptist Church


St James Church - Opera Concert





WALK OF WITNESS PROCESSION

Good Friday, 18th April 2014
Good Friday Walk of Witness

9.30am
Assemble at
St. John's Church
Church Road SIDCUP

9.45am Short Service followed by Procession through Sidcup Town Centre, with short stops at
War Memorial >> Morrisons >> Main Road to The Crescent Good Friday Walk of Witness

10.45am Dismissal at the Crescent with
Refreshments across the road
at Christchuch




Easter EASTER
CHURCH SERVICE TIMES
in Sidcup





Lark in the Park Freedom (Over 60's) Afternoon





Coffee Morning at Foots Cray Baptist Church




Greetings Card Making Workshop

GREETINGS CARD MAKING WORKSHOPS
Saturday, 10.30am - 12noon
AVERY HILL CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
Southspring, Sidcup, DA15 8EA



Christian Aid Week


Songs of Praise - Sidcup Baptist Church


Sidcup Symphony Orchestra Concert, St. John's Church Sidcup

ACTIVITIES



Bexley Food Banks Update, Avery Hill Church


CLC WELLING Christian Bookshop


Lark in the Park, Sidcup


CRiBS Activities & Volunteers wanted

Bexley Food Bank, Avery Hill Church
Click here for details about the Bexley Foodbank Bexley Food Bank, Avery Hill Church

More information is on the Avery Hill Christian Fellowship website
-Click here, then yellow "Community" tab, and then "Foodbank"

New Community Debt Advice Flyer

For more information visit their website: New Community Debt Advice Service




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