"Serenade" present a musical concert here on Saturday 21 October at 3pm. Tickets £5 including tea and cake afterwards with all proceeds going towards the kitchen refurbishment fund. Tickets available from any "Serenade" member or from the Church Office on 07566 208117.
During the summer, we have undertaken a very thorough refurbishment of our kitchen, which will enhance our catering facilities. We have had to go without coffee after the morning services during August, but we believe it will be worth it!
Planning for the future
A lot of good ideas emerged during the consultations of the weekend of 2/3 September and we will be meeting on Wednesday 11 October at 7:45pm to develop these into a vision for the future of Foots Cray Baptist Church. This meeting is open, not just to church members, but also to visitors, neighbours and friends who take an interest in the church.
Bunong New Testament
The Bunong people live in the forests of Cambodia near the Vietnam border. They have their own language and we have supported a Wycliffe/Bible Society project to bring them a New Testament and we are delighted that this was published in May 2016. We celebrated with them during our service on May 29th and sent our greetings. One of our members was able to attend the celebrations. Please contact us for further information.
We are delighted that the lead translators of the project visited us on Sunday 14 May as part of a visit to the UK.
We have started a new meeting, offering a chance to meet up for simply anything -chat, play games, do craft work, poetry, book reading, singing with tea/coffee & delicious homemade cakes
Pipe Organ refurbished
Our organ has been overhauled and the difference to the smooth running and sound is noticeable. Click here for more details about the instrument
To celebrate, we held a recital of light organ music on Saturday 22 April 2017.
On Sunday 4 December 2016, we held our annual Toy Service, led by our Sunday Club. We collected gifts of toys and other items for children, which will be used by the Salvation Army in their work in the borough. We also gave warm clothing for homeless men in London to the London City Mission.
Love in a Box
We have taken 33 smartly covered boxes from Foots Cray Baptist Church to the Mustard Seed Charity, who will send three lorry loads of gifts to Moldova in Eastern Europe to share among children in hospitals and orphanages, or living in very poor conditions. Please visit www.msrm.org.uk for more information.
New Church Office
We now have a part-time administrator, who will normally work from 10am until noon on weekdays. She will support the minister and church officers generally, including lettings of our hall and rooms, and can be contacted on 07566 208117 or via contact us.
Ministerial Changes at Foots Cray
Our Pastor, Reverend Alan Mason, retired last year and his last Sunday Service was on 9 October. It was a moving and fitting celebration. We have been very grateful to Alan for his ministry over the last 6 years or so, which has seen growth in our membership, improved financial health and considerable improvements to our premises.
We wish Alan and Maggie a long and happy retirement when they move to be near their son and grandchildren. May God bless them.
On 4 September 2016, we were delighted that Brenda Brundritt was inducted as Minister-in-Training for a period of 2-3 years. Brenda will be studying three days each week at Spurgeon's College and will spend three days with the church.
Brenda will lead worship and preach at about half our services and our preaching programme will include many guest speakers. Details will be published on our calendar.
First World War
To commemorate the centenary of the WW1, we have added to our on-line document library the story of Fred Corke, one of our deacons, who was killed in action. His memorial can be found in the church. Please click here to visit our history page and a link to the document.
The work at the front of the church is now complete and we have said goodbye to the scaffolding. We now have a sparkling new front, and no falling masonry! This was not part of our renovation plan for 2016, but we are very pleased. God is good!
Foots Cray Baptist Church is keen to welcome children to our services and especially our Sunday Club. We want them to be happy and safe.
We have broadband installed, so visitors can use Wi-Fi on the premises.
- 137 Sidcup Hill
- DA14 6JS