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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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David Rouse, Sidcup Baptist Church David Rouse, Sidcup Baptist Church

"NO U TURN"




David Rouse, Sidcup Baptist Church

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love the Lake District. I remember on one occasion coming over the Kirkstone Pass and then being quite taken aback when I saw a sign at the edge of the road which said,
“No U Turn for Mortal Man!" Later I realised that Mortal Man was the name of a pub/restaurant and it was presumably guidance for the motorist so he would not get stuck in some narrow driveway.

Quite often the Holy Spirit can impart some important truth by using the everyday things of life. I am reminded of this now as I write just before Holy Week. Jesus was truly God, truly man yet for him at Gethsemane there was no u turn; on the cross there was no u turn. He had to do the will of the Father and despite the excruciating pain he knew that he must atone for the sins of the world and be the means by which people may find their way to heaven.

Hebrews 12:2 says,"Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross." If we take our eyes off Jesus and look over our shoulders at others; if we slip back into older, more comfortable ways; if we begin to doubt that God will do even greater things; then we might be taking unhelpful U Turns, away from His sovereign purpose.

Is that a risk we can afford to take?

Rev. David Rouse
Sidcup Baptist Church



Pray Love Bexley 2015

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lans are now underway as to the timetable of the 40 days of prayer, including the location of the CRiBS double-decker bus in each Churches Together (CT) area. The timetable will be made available with dates and locations to all churches we know of, and those in each Churches Together group who are pulling this together.

IDEAS EVENING

There will be an Ideas Evening on the bus itself, currently parked at Queen Street Baptist Church, Queen St, Erith DA8 1RP on THURSDAY 12th MARCH at 8.00pm for anyone in the Borough’s Churches to come and share ideas of how to use the bus in your area. It will be ideal if at least 2-3 people from each CT can make it to that evening. If we can have an idea of how many churches / people we might expect for that evening, it will help in the planning. Contact us at:

info@cribsonline.org or at info@transformbexleyborough.com

The 40 days will run from Wednesday 15th April
until Pentecost Sunday on 24th May 2015.

  • The bus can be used as a focal point for the Churches in each area for prayer, but you can use your own buildings as well, or pray outside.

  • There will be a creative prayer space on the bus with resources provided (including a map of Bexley), and there is now a list of what can be made available (copies of which will be at the Ideas Evening on 12th March).

  • The bus will visit each of the 7 Churches Together areas for between 3 and 7 days, depending on the number of churches in each area.

  • There is still an opportunity for new Prayer Warriors to register for the 40 days, committed to praying once a day, and the Prayer Warriors will have an opportunity to meet together before the 40 days begin.

  • It is up to each CT group to prepare what they would like to do, although we can give ideas. Your ideas might be useful for other CT’s, so do share them back with either CRiBS or TBB for other churches.

  • The proposal includes taking ‘prayer onto the streets’ on the final weekend. This can be eg silent or spoken prayer walking, offering prayer at community events, or through social action projects.


  • Again this is up to your area to plan! We have had some ideas, and the evening on 12th March will be ideal for this too. We are working on 3 Pentecost Celebrations in different areas of the borough to take place on Sunday 24th May in the evening.

    We are open to fresh ideas

    The point was made at the breakfasts that though we have cast the vision for Pray Love Bexley, it will only be a success if local churches and existing networks participate in shaping it through their own planning, and then ensure it happens by making it a priority. Who knows what may happen during the event and what may flow from it in the months following? We have a Great God!

    Contact us at info@cribsonline.org or call 01322 330730 or at info@transformbexleyborough.com
    Kate Foot, TBB


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    Pray Love Bexley

    40 DAYS OF PRAYER

    15th April to Pentecost Sunday, 24th May 2015





    Bexley Foodbank Update, Avery Hill Christian Fellowship



    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 Fellowship
    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 & 3rd Sundays (Not April)

    More information from:
    or visit their website at www.averyhill.info
    Website also contains audio files of Sunday sermons.
    For Information and Event details www.sidcupchurch.org.uk/AHCFevents

    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 Service at 6.30pm

    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 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 service at 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 6.00pm.

    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 at 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.

    We now meet at 9.30am on Sunday mornings at Cineworld Bexleyheath.
    All ages are welcome at their Sunday meeting which includes:
    Sparkles Creche, Allstars Kids Church and Free60 for young people.

    6.00pm 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. Offers wheelchair access to premises and toilet.

    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 services 10.30am & 6.00pm
    Sunday services at 9.00am, 10.30am and 6.00pm.
    More information from:
    A new website is under construction

    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://www.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 Sunday.
    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 All Age Worship (2nd Sunday), 11.15am (1st, 3rd & 4th Sundays).

    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


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    Gallipoli - St James Church, North Cray


    Coffee Morning at Foots Cray Baptist Church


    Coffee Morning at St James Church, North Cray



    Songs of Praise, Sidcup Baptist Church

    Disabled Christians Fellowship - Sidcup Baptist Church
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    Lark in the Park Freedom (Over 60's) Afternoon


    Sidcup Symphony Orchestra - St John's Church, Sidcup

    ACTIVITIES



    Evergreen Care Bexley, towards healthy ageing

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    CLC WELLING Christian Bookshop

    Bexley Food Bank, Avery Hill Church
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    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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