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Welcome to the Website of St John’s Church, Selsdon.

 St John the Divine Church occupies a place at the heart of Selsdon, built at the same time as most of the houses and serving this community faithfully ever since. If you have an opportunity to visit the church in person you will find an interesting building, a bit like a tardis – red brick outside, light and airy inside.

But it is more than just an interesting building.

As well as the stones which make up the building you see, the Church is made up of “Living Stones”, an inclusive community of people faithfully gathering to worship, and serving the community at Selsdon. 

Worship is offered here every Sunday morning at 8am (said service in traditional language) and 10am (communion with hymns and music) and we also have a Eucharist service on Thursday morning at 10.15am.

Please see the notice sheet or the noticeboard at the front of the church for details of other services and events.

The church also plays an important part in the life of this community, and we are privileged to be invited to share important moments with people as we celebrate with them the birth of a child in baptism (Christening), a marriage, or the sadness of the death of a loved one through being invited to officiate at the funeral either here or at the Crematorium.

St John’s believes in a God who says “yes”, welcoming anyone and everyone, just as they are, and reaching out in love to those around us.  I hope that you will see some of what we are about in the pages of this website, and perhaps be inspired to come and give us a try one Sunday.

 

Revd Jenny Rowley
Rector

Usual services at St John’s...

Sundays

8.00am            Said Eucharist

10.00am          Parish Eucharist with Sunday School in the hall


First Sunday of each month
8.00am            Said Eucharist

10.00am          Parish Eucharist – Sunday School meet at the hall at 10am

 

Second Sunday of each month
8.00am            Said Eucharist

10.00am          Parish Eucharist for All Ages – we all join together for worship in church

6.00pm            Choral evensong, sung by the Choir of St John’s

 

Third Sunday of each month
8.00am            Said Eucharist

10.00am          Parish Eucharist – Sunday School meet at the hall at 10am

 

Fourth Sunday of each month
8.00am            Said Eucharist

10.00am          Parish Eucharist

 

Fifth Sunday of each month

8.00am            Said Eucharist

10.00am          Parish Eucharist – Sunday School meet at the hall at 10am

 

Other weekly services

Thursdays

10.15am - Said Eucharist

 

Other midweek services

First Monday of each month 7.30pm – Said Eucharist in honour of Our Lady of Walsingham


Jenny, the Rector, will be happy to see anyone for sacramental Confession, Counsel, or just a chat – contact her on 0208 657 2343 or [email protected] //

 

Special events & services

For details of other services and special events, please see the weekly notice sheet.

Christening/Baptism

Baptism (or you can call it Christening) is about becoming a member of the Church.  At St John’s most people are baptised or christened when they are still a baby or a child, but adults can be baptised too.

To find out more information about what happens, how to arrange the service and about Godparents please see ‘Organising a Christening / Baptism’ folder in the toolbar on the right.

Weddings

If you’re reading this because you have just got engaged – congratulations!  We’re delighted that you are considering getting married at St John’s and we want to do all we can to help you plan what we hope will be a happy and memorable day (for all the right reasons!).

To find out more information about who can get married at St John’s, if you are previously divorced, arranging your wedding or we need to read out your banns as you are getting married at another church - please see ‘Organising a Wedding’ folder in the toolbar on the right for more information.

Funerals - We're here when you need us...

In this parish we are privileged to be invited to share in the sad as well as the happy times.

Losing a loved one through death is never an easy experience. Every life, including our own, is precious to God. Christians have always believed that there is hope in death as in life, and that there is new life in Christ over death.

Even those who share such faith find that there is a real sense of loss and sadness at the death of someone they love. We will each have had our own experiences of their life and death, with different memories and different feelings.

To find out more information on what to do if your loved one has died and the remembrance services that are held at St John’s after the funeral - please see ‘Organising a Funeral’ folder in the toolbar on the right for more information.

If you would like to talk about arranging a funeral, or simply talk confidentially to someone, please contact Jenny, the Rector.

Contact Details:

Enquiries for Weddings, Baptisms and Funerals:

 

Rector

The Revd Jenny Rowley
The Rectory
Upper Selsdon Road
South Croydon
CR2 8DD

Tel: 0208 657 2343
Email: [email protected] //

 

To book the St John’s Community Hall:

Please call 07958 682103 or e-mail [email protected]

Further information can be located in the ‘St John’s Community Hall’ folder in the right hand toolbar. Photos of the hall can also be located in the ‘picture gallery’ at the bottom of the right hand column

  

 

 

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Rev Jenny Rowley
St John's Vicarage, Upper Selsdon Road, South Croydon, Surrey CR2 8DD
020 8657 2343

Parish Office (in the St John's Community Hall) is open Tuesdays & Fridays 0930-1300.

or email Rev Jenny Rowly: [email protected]


St John's Community Hall bookings should be emailed to: [email protected] (further information is in the relevant tab on the right hand side, there are pictures of our hall in the picture gallery)

Website Administrator - Catherine Sands
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To contact Jenny directly please email:
(020) 8657 2343 (Parish Office)

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  • Special Events
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Gardening Session
Gardening session please contact Michael Lishmund 020 8651 2760
Saturday 28th March 2015 at 10:00 AM for 2 hours
Family Friendly Coffee
 
Palm Sunday - Rt Revd Christopher Chessun, Bishop of Southwark
The Sunday before Easter is known as Palm Sunday. It celebrates Jesus' arrival in Jerusalem for the Jewish festival of Passover. Great crowds of excited people lined the streets waving palm branches to welcome him. They spread branches on the road – and even laid down their clothes. They shouted 'Hosanna!' which means 'Save us Now!' On Palm Sunday, the congregation are given crosses made from single palm leaves and process from the Community Hall to the church singing 'Ride on Ride on in Majesty' whilst waving their palm crosses. This is to help to imagine what Jesus' entry into Jerusalem might have been like. Service starts promptly at St John's Community Hall
Sunday 29th March 2015 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Sunday School Coffee Common Worship
 
Monday in Holy Week - Said Eucharist
Monday 30th March 2015 at 7:30 PM for ½ hour
Book of Common Prayer
 
Tuesday in Holy Week - Said Eucharist
Tuesday 31st March 2015 at 7:30 PM for ½ hour
Book of Common Prayer Common Worship
 
Wednesday in Holy Week - Said Eucharist
Wednesday 1st April 2015 at 7:30 PM for ¾ hour
Book of Common Prayer
 
Mothers Union - meeting with Rev'd Jenny Rowley
Joint service then after tea and catch up on summer adventures.
Thursday 2nd April 2015 at 2:00 PM
Coffee
 
Maundy Thursday
Liturgy of the Lord’s Supper with the Washing of Feet, Stripping of the Altars and Watch until Midnight
Thursday 2nd April 2015 at 7:30 PM for 1 hour
 
Good Friday - Reflections at 1pm followed by The Liturgy of the Lord's Passion
followed at 2pm (approx.) by.. The Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion with the reading of the Passion Gospel, Proclamation of the Cross, and Distribution of Holy Communion You are welcome to come and go as you wish through the afternoon – it would be helpful if you could move during a hymn to minimise distraction for others. Thank you.
Friday 3rd April 2015 at 1:00 PM
 
Messy Easter
Come and discover the story of Easter through craft and play. Great for families and children, all welcome. St John's Community Hall
Saturday 4th April 2015 at 10:00 AM for 2 hours
Family Friendly
 
The Pashcal Vigil
The Paschal Vigil and the First Eucharist of Easter with Lightening of the New Fire and the Paschal Candle and renewal of Baptism vows.
Saturday 4th April 2015 at 8:00 PM for 1 hour
 
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Sunday

Holy Communion
Eucharist is celebrated at 0800 with a said service.
Every Sunday at 8:00 AM for ½ hour
Common Worship
Parish Breakfast
come along for breakfast
Every first Sunday at 8:45 AM
Sung Eucharist
The Eucharist is celebrated every Sunday at 10am; this service is also known as the Lord’s Supper, or Holy Communion. In this service we gather round God’s table as we remember the Last Supper, the final meal that Jesus Christ shared with his disciples before his arrest and crucifixion. Everyone is welcome at God’s table either to receive bread and wine (if that’s what you usually do) or to receive a blessing (a special prayer). Junior Church for the younger members of the congegration runs in the Guide Hut during the 10am service and they join the congegration during the communion. Family Eucharist is celebrated on the third Sunday of the month.
Every first second fourth and fifth Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly creche Sunday School Coffee
All Ages Service
Shorter sermon, boppy songs and a shorter service..suitable for everyone not just the children !!
Every second Sunday at 10:00 AM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Coffee Common Worship

Monday

Morning Prayer
Said in Church each weekdays except Fridays
Monday at 9:00 AM for ½ hour
Common Worship
Prayer Circle including Healing Prayer Group
Every first and third Monday at 10:00 AM for 1½ hours
Said Eucharist of Our Lady of Walsingham
Our Lady of Walsingham is a title used for Mary, the mother of Jesus. The title derives from the belief that Mary appeared in a vision to Richeldis de Faverches, a devout English noblewoman, in 1061 in the village of Walsingham in Norfolk.
Every first Monday at 7:30 PM for ¾ hour
Incense

Tuesday

Morning Prayer
Said in Church each weekdays except Fridays
Tuesday at 9:00 AM for ½ hour
Common Worship

Wednesday

Morning Prayer
Said in Church each weekdays except Fridays
Wednesday at 9:00 AM for ½ hour
Common Worship
Meditation Prayer Group
Every first second and fourth Wednesday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Common Worship

Thursday

Morning Prayer
Said in Church each weekdays except Fridays
Thursday at 9:00 AM for ½ hour
Common Worship
Holy Communion
Every Thursday at 10:15 AM for ½ hour
Common Worship
Printer friendly list of events
Gardening Session
Gardening session please contact Michael Lishmund 020 8651 2760
Saturday 28th March 2015 at 10:00 AM for 2 hours
Family Friendly Coffee
Palm Sunday - Rt Revd Christopher Chessun, Bishop of Southwark
The Sunday before Easter is known as Palm Sunday. It celebrates Jesus' arrival in Jerusalem for the Jewish festival of Passover. Great crowds of excited people lined the streets waving palm branches to welcome him. They spread branches on the road – and even laid down their clothes. They shouted 'Hosanna!' which means 'Save us Now!' On Palm Sunday, the congregation are given crosses made from single palm leaves and process from the Community Hall to the church singing 'Ride on Ride on in Majesty' whilst waving their palm crosses. This is to help to imagine what Jesus' entry into Jerusalem might have been like. Service starts promptly at St John's Community Hall
Sunday 29th March 2015 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Sunday School Coffee Common Worship
Monday in Holy Week - Said Eucharist
Monday 30th March 2015 at 7:30 PM for ½ hour
Book of Common Prayer
Tuesday in Holy Week - Said Eucharist
Tuesday 31st March 2015 at 7:30 PM for ½ hour
Book of Common Prayer Common Worship
Wednesday in Holy Week - Said Eucharist
Wednesday 1st April 2015 at 7:30 PM for ¾ hour
Book of Common Prayer
Mothers Union - meeting with Rev'd Jenny Rowley
Joint service then after tea and catch up on summer adventures.
Thursday 2nd April 2015 at 2:00 PM
Coffee
Maundy Thursday
Liturgy of the Lord’s Supper with the Washing of Feet, Stripping of the Altars and Watch until Midnight
Thursday 2nd April 2015 at 7:30 PM for 1 hour
Good Friday - Reflections at 1pm followed by The Liturgy of the Lord's Passion
followed at 2pm (approx.) by.. The Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion with the reading of the Passion Gospel, Proclamation of the Cross, and Distribution of Holy Communion You are welcome to come and go as you wish through the afternoon – it would be helpful if you could move during a hymn to minimise distraction for others. Thank you.
Friday 3rd April 2015 at 1:00 PM
Messy Easter
Come and discover the story of Easter through craft and play. Great for families and children, all welcome. St John's Community Hall
Saturday 4th April 2015 at 10:00 AM for 2 hours
Family Friendly
The Pashcal Vigil
The Paschal Vigil and the First Eucharist of Easter with Lightening of the New Fire and the Paschal Candle and renewal of Baptism vows.
Saturday 4th April 2015 at 8:00 PM for 1 hour
Easter Day - Parish Eucharist – and an Easter Egg Hunt!
Sunday 5th April 2015 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Coffee
Easter Sunday - Choral Evensong
Sunday 5th April 2015 at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
St John's Wives - It's a Bat Thing
Speaker is involved in the rescue of endangered bats. No vampires will be present...
Tuesday 14th April 2015 at 8:00 PM for 1 hour
Gardening Session
Gardening session please contact Michael Lishmund 020 8651 2760
Saturday 18th April 2015 at 10:00 AM for 2 hours
Family Friendly
Mothers Union - Service at Southwark Cathedral
Sunday 19th April 2015 at 12:00 PM for 1 hour
St John's Wives Group - Visit to Croydon Minster
Guided tour of the Minster. Meet outside the St John's Community Hall at 13.10 and travel by bus or meet there at 13.45. Tea and cake after in one of the local cafes.
Friday 24th April 2015 at 1:45 PM for 1 hour
Annual Parish Council Meeting
St John's meeting of parishioners to elect churchwardens and Parish Parochial Council members. Meeting after 10am service.
Sunday 26th April 2015 at 11:30 AM for 1 hour
Coffee
St John's Wives Group - Clog Dancing
Come along and try out the skills.
Tuesday 28th April 2015 at 8:00 PM for 1 hour
Mothers Union - "The Changing Face of the MU" - Rosemary Kempsell
Please note the earlier time of this lunchtime meeting.
Wednesday 6th May 2015 at 12:30 PM for 1 hour
St John's Wives Group - Christian Aid Chocolate Bangers and Bingo
Charity night with yummy prizes and definite fun had by all..
Tuesday 12th May 2015 at 8:00 PM for 1 hour
St John's Wives Group - AGM and Ploughman's Suppoer
Tuesday 26th May 2015 at 8:00 PM for 1 hour
St John's Wives Group - Midsummer Walk
Tuesday 9th June 2015 at 7:00 PM for 1½ hours
Fun Weekend
Keep this date in your diaries - more details to follow.
Saturday 20th June 2015 at 10:00 AM
All Day Event
Sunday School Youth Group Bell Ringing Live Music / Concerts Regular Choir Regular Book of Common Prayer Services Tower Stained glass Guidebooks / notes Organ Back to Church Sunday Wheelchair Access / Ramp Wheelchair accessible toilets Accessible Car parking Hearing / Induction Loop Large Print Hymnbooks / Orders of Service Assistance Dogs Toilets Baby Changing Facilities Visitor Parking Available
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St Johns Community Hall To hire the hall please contact:email - [email protected] - 07958 682103

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Other information
Clergy: The Revd Jennifer Jane Elisabeth ROWLEY
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 786
Built: 1936
Architect: Newberry & Fowler
Our Patron: The Bishop
Archdeaconry: CROYDON (375)
Deanery: CROYDON ADDINGTON (37501)
Parish Legal Name: Selsdon, St. John the Divine with St. Francis (370370 37/370)
CofE Church Info: (637370 37/370)
Short URL: acny.uk/786/
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The current editor is: Catherine Sands

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Selsdon, St John the Divine : Upper Selsdon Road, is opposite the entrance to Selsdon Park Hotel on the Addington Road. A little way up the road, the church and community hall are located side by side on the left hand side.The church is set back slightly from the road. , Selsdon, Surrey, CR2 8DD