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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

6.00pm            Evening Prayer


First Sunday of each month
8.00am            Said Eucharist

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

6.00pm            Evening Prayer (said in traditional language)

 

Second Sunday of each month
8.00am            Said Eucharist

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

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 for All Ages – we all join together for worship in church

6.00pm            Evening Prayer (said in traditional language)

 

Fourth Sunday of each month
8.00am            Said Eucharist

10.00am          Parish Eucharist

6.00pm            Evening Prayer (said in traditional language)

 

Fifth Sunday of each month

8.00am            Said Eucharist

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

6.00pm            Evening Prayer (said in traditional language)

 

Other weekly services

Thursdays

10.15am - Said Eucharist

 

Other midweek services

First Monday of each month 8.00pm – 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 Margaret Pittard on 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

 

 

We are seeking a Director of Music, who can also play the organ if necessary, to work alongside our Organist to maintain and develop our strong choral tradition

We need someone who can support the worshipping life of the parish by maintaining and developing the musical input to services.  We’d like you to direct the choir at one morning service (10am) each Sunday, and Choral evensong one Sunday each month with occasional evening midweek services on major festivals in the Church’s year. We’d expect you to lead one main rehearsal each week and a brief practice before a service.

 

We can offer you:

a committed and talented 4-part choir of mixed voices, familiar with a challenging repertoire and able to perform to a high standard and a salary of £2,500 per year, plus 6 weeks’ holiday per year, together with use of the church, its organ and grand  piano for private tuition. 

For an informal conversation or more information (a full job description is available on request) please contact the Rector

Revd Jenny Rowley

The Rectory

Upper Selsdon Road

South Croydon

Surrey

CR2 8DD

 

Tel:  0208 657 2343

e-mail: [email protected]

We hope you like what you see, and will want to apply for the post by sending a Curriculum Vitae and covering letter saying why you’d like to be our Director of Music together with contact details for 2 referees to the Rector at the above address.

 

The closing date for applications is Monday 18th August 2014

 

Interviews and auditions will be held on Friday 5th September 2014

 

You might also like to take a look at our website:

www.achurchnearyou.com/selsdon-st-john-the-divine/

 

 

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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
[email protected]

To contact Jenny directly please email:
(020) 8657 2343 (Parish Office)

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Meditation Prayer Group
Every second and fourth Wednesday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
 
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
 
MU / SJW Operning Service
Joint service then after tea and catch up on summer adventures.
Tuesday 9th September 2014 at 8:00 PM
Coffee
 
St John Wives Group - Cupola Pottery
Pottery evening to create masterpieces.
Tuesday 23rd September 2014 at 8:00 PM for 2 hours
Coffee
 
Harvest Fesitival - All age Eucharist and Parade Service
Harvest is from the Old English word hærfest, meaning "autumn". As we come to rely less heavily on home-grown produce, Harvest Festival celebration is awareness of and concern for those individuals in need. Please bring tins of food that will be passed on to 'Shelter'.
Sunday 28th September 2014 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Sunday School Coffee
 
Harvest Lunch
Celebrate a successful harvest by celebrating with a social lunch. Cottage Pie and fruit salad not to be missed. Book your place now - dont miss out.
Sunday 28th September 2014 at 12:00 PM for 2 hours
Family Friendly Coffee
 
Messy Harvest
Come and discover Harvest Festival through craft and play. St John's Community Hall
Saturday 4th October 2014 at 2:00 PM for 2 hours
Family Friendly
 
Christmas Fair 2014
Santa hasnt even been this year and we have him booked in for 2014...dont you miss him.. 1100 - 1530
Saturday 22nd November 2014 at 11:00 AM for 4 hours
Family Friendly Coffee
 
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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
Family Service
Shorter sermon, boppy songs and a shorter service..suitable for everyone not just the children !!
Every third Sunday at 10:00 AM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Coffee Common Worship
Evening Prayer
Every first third and fourth Sunday at 6:00 PM for ½ hour
Book of Common Prayer

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
Meditation Prayer Group
Every second and fourth Wednesday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

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
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Gardening Session
Autumnal clear and tidy - bring a spade...Mr Lishmund 020 8651 2760
Saturday 9th August 2014 at 12:00 PM for 2 hours
MU / SJW Operning Service
Joint service then after tea and catch up on summer adventures.
Tuesday 9th September 2014 at 8:00 PM
Coffee
St John Wives Group - Cupola Pottery
Pottery evening to create masterpieces.
Tuesday 23rd September 2014 at 8:00 PM for 2 hours
Coffee
Harvest Fesitival - All age Eucharist and Parade Service
Harvest is from the Old English word hærfest, meaning "autumn". As we come to rely less heavily on home-grown produce, Harvest Festival celebration is awareness of and concern for those individuals in need. Please bring tins of food that will be passed on to 'Shelter'.
Sunday 28th September 2014 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Sunday School Coffee
Harvest Lunch
Celebrate a successful harvest by celebrating with a social lunch. Cottage Pie and fruit salad not to be missed. Book your place now - dont miss out.
Sunday 28th September 2014 at 12:00 PM for 2 hours
Family Friendly Coffee
Messy Harvest
Come and discover Harvest Festival through craft and play. St John's Community Hall
Saturday 4th October 2014 at 2:00 PM for 2 hours
Family Friendly
Christmas Fair 2014
Santa hasnt even been this year and we have him booked in for 2014...dont you miss him.. 1100 - 1530
Saturday 22nd November 2014 at 11:00 AM for 4 hours
Family Friendly Coffee
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
Bookings

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: 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