Welcome to all Visitors
Tell us who you are, then?
Foots Cray Baptist Church consists of a wide range of different people, from all ages and different backgrounds. Whoever you are you are assured a very warm welcome at our services which are normally at 11:00am every Sunday and at 6:00pm on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month.
When should we arrive?
If it's your first visit then it's probably best to turn up 10-15 minutes before the service starts. For directions to reach us please see the Find us page. You'll be greeted on the door by our welcoming team who will be pleased to help you.
What should we wear?
This is easy. Wear whatever feels comfortable. We are an informal church and accept people as they are, and there is no risk of being over-dressed or scruffy. The preacher will probably wear a suit or look very smart, but some others will be in jeans.
What should I expect?
First of all we are not super-spiritual beings; we all had a 'first day' at church. You'll find we are a friendly bunch, if you don't understand something please ask.
Our services comprise, in no particular order, hymns and songs, prayers and readings from the Bible. We usually sit for most of the service but stand to sing and remain standing after the last hymn for the final prayer.
On early visits, you may prefer to avoid seats too near the front and follow others. The congregation will join in two prayers called The Lord’s Prayer and The Grace. Do not worry if you do not know the words (no-one will notice).
We also have a talk from the Bible that is relevant and meaningful to our modern lives. The services last about one hour and on Sunday mornings will be followed by tea and coffee.
Can I take pictures?
We ask you, please, to show respect and not distract the worship leaders or spoil things for others. So we ask you not to use flash photography or use invasive methods to pursue video or audio recordings. And, please, render your mobile phone silent!
What is it like for my children?
In the morning the children and young people go to their own groups in our Sunday Club. We do not run a crèche but we have some toys in our Parlour. If your little ones would prefer to play with a parent or carer, then please stay with them. A loud speaker relays the service.
Are there provisions for disabled visitors?
We aim to be an all-inclusive church. Our premises are wheelchair accessible including new toilet facilities. We can reserve a parking space for you for a service or event. If you wish to book a space or discuss specific needs please contact us.
Words for hymns, etc are projected on a screen in large print following RNIB guidance, but if you find that difficult we also have folders of hymns in large print. The public address system has a loop facility.
What do you believe?
We are a Christian church and believe that everyone can have a relationship with God. We believe this relationship with God is possible because of Jesus Christ who invites us to follow him.
However, this question requires a longer answer, so we have a page What we believe with more detail
If you are interested in exploring the Christian faith then please come along on a Sunday or contact us to ask for a free DVD More to Life or for some literature. (If you do not live near enough to come to Foots Cray Baptist Church, we would wish to put you in touch with a church in your neighbourhood.)
Is it just Sundays?
Absolutely not! God is with us all week long and we aim to lead lives pleasing to him. We're not perfect and we do make mistakes, but we want to make a positive difference in everything we do.
To encourage us further we have a programme of midweek meetings to expolore our faith and develop friendships.
- 137 Sidcup Hill
- DA14 6JS