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
Purpose Statement … “St John’s exists to worship God and to show the love of Jesus Christ in Selsdon. We seek to be an accessible, inclusive and welcoming Christian community, exploring the ways we can serve Christ and share the gift of faith.” Please Pray with us … “Lord God, in Christ you show us the depth of your love for us. With your Holy Spirit you inspire us to Serve you. Through all that we are and all that we do, may Jesus be known and his Kingdom established, Amen”
St Johns Church Is the Anglican parish Church for Selsdon, and everyone is welcome – being the Parish church means that it is your church simply because you live in Selsdon, irrespective of whether you choose to come anywhere near it, or would say you were “religious” or not. Something that a Parish church does really well and St John’s does really well is to hold the memory for the community – memories of significant events in life of individuals and of the nation. The church stands at the heart of the community here and it’s often the place that people choose to come to at significant times in their lives – and we are always pleased to extend a welcome to everyone celebrating a new addition to the family through baptism, mourning the loss of a loved one through a funeral, or celebrating a new chapter in their lives through marriage
Deputy Church Warden
Organist and Director of Music
Kemi organises our 8am service
Maureen is our Sacristan and she looks after vestements and other things we need each week to celebrate the Eucharist together.
Welcomers coordinator and Children's activity leader
Janice organises our coffee rota and alot of the events held at the church
Some members of our Amateur dramatic society. Hilary Richardson, Sally Thomas and Brian Miller
The wives group meet in the church hall once a month on a Tuesday evening.
We have a lot of people young and old helping with the services. Here is a picture of Jim Gordon and Andrew Brown with a couple of our younger helpers.