39 Honor Oak Road 

Forest Hill 

London 

SE23 3SH 

Visitors

We would love to welcome you to join with us on Sunday at either of our meetings. We are a friendly, local church and welcome visitors of any age or background. Our aim on Sunday is to praise and thank God for all he has done for us and to learn more about him.

The morning meeting at 11am takes the shape of a more usual church service, including a talk to the adults, while the evening meeting at 6.30pm is more informal and encourages discussion and debate in small groups.

After the morning meeting you are warmly invited to stay for tea, coffee and refreshments.

Details of how to get to us, including a map and bus/train details, can be found on the "Find Us" page.

Children's groups

Babies under 2 are welcome to use the crèche room (accompanied by an adult).

The Pathfinders group for children aged 2-3 meets in the crèche room for a Bible story and some activities, beginning partway through the service. Initially, we ask that children this age are accompanied by a parent (or other adult) while they settle in.

The Explorers group for children aged 4-12 meets in the basement, with the children leaving together partway through the service. Each session is centred on the Bible, with activities, games and crafts all designed to help the children get to grips with God’s Word and what it means for them to follow Jesus. Children are welcome to join Explorers until they finish Year 7, after which time we encourage them to remain in church for the service. When Explorers has finished the children will return upstairs – so please do keep an eye on your own children after the service.

Coming soon… Discovery – Year 7+
This will be a new group for older children, meeting on Friday evenings for Bible study, games and activities. More details to follow!

Other things you might want to know

Is there step-free access? 

Yes. There is a long ramp to the left of the front doors - see the photo below - and another leading to the garden.

Are there baby changing facilities? 

Yes. Facilities are available on the ground floor. 

Is there a dress code? 

No. Whether you prefer to wear a suit or are happier in jeans, we would be delighted to see you.

Is there a collection / offering during the meeting? 

No. There is no collection during any of our services. 

How long do the meetings last?

Sunday morning - we aim to be enjoying refreshments by 12.15pm.

Sunday evening - lasts no longer than an hour, however, we often stay to chat afterwards. 

What can I expect from a Sunday morning service?

The morning meeting, led by a member of the church, comprises a mix of:
- prayer
- congregational singing, both modern and more traditional hymns
- a reading from the Bible
- a talk for the children (who generally leave for their own activities during the adult talk)
- a talk for the adults

followed by refreshments.

What about the Lord's table / Holy Communion...?

This normally takes place as part of the morning meeting after a short period of prayer. Stewards bring us the bread and wine while we remain seated, and we retain a piece of bread or a cup until all have been served, and then join together in eating and drinking after someone has given thanks. Those not taking part can simply sit and let the stewards pass by.

If you are a visitor and a believer, you are welcome to join with us in this celebration.

What can I expect from a Sunday evening meeting?

We generally follow a series, either a book of the Bible or topical issues. To help inform and stimulate the discussions we use a mix of study guides and supporting DVDs. We therefore tend to gather together at the beginning and end, breaking into smaller informal groups to discuss what we have seen and heard. Details of the series can be found via the activities page.

Do you run other  meetings or activities?   

Yes. We have a programme of events that can be found under the activities page. These include other church meetings as well as barbecues and picnics which are held in the Church garden.    

 

Ramp running down to the front entrance

Step-free route to the entrance