Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes...1 Cor.13:7
Crayford Baptist Church is in the South East Thames region of the London Baptist Association. We have been a Christian witness in Crayford since 1810. Our present church building was erected in 1866 and has been altered to provide access for wheelchairs and improved facilities. As it lies in a conservation area there are restrictions on altering the exterior. However, it was refurbished internally in 2016 to provide an attractive worship area that can be used in various ways throughout the week.
Crayford is in the London Borough of Bexley, adjoined to the east by Dartford in Kent and to the west by Bexleyheath, both larger shopping centres. Crayford town centre is small by comparison with fewer shops and no bank for the past few years.
The church is situated just outside the town centre and is close to major bus routes and half a mile from the train station. One former bank building is now used by an RCCG church and another meets in the town library. There is also an Anglican church and a Roman Catholic church at the top of the high street overlooking the town. We all join to make up Churches Together in Crayford (CTiC) along with Acts2, a Pen- tecostal church which meets in a local secondary school. (A former Methodist church closed more than a decade ago and has been converted into a mosque.)
We work with other churches in the London borough of Bexley which combine as Transform Bexley Borough (TBB). Together TBB churches run food banks, CAP, Street Pastors and a winter night shelter. We give support to TBB ventures as and when we can, mainly the Erith food bank which we collect for each Sun- day; and we are currently investigating more active involvement in the winter night shelter.
Our main services are on Sundays at 10:30am and 6:30pm. For more information, click here.
We are a diverse and welcoming community of believers in Jesus Christ. Whether it is the first time you have ever stepped into a church, you are entering church after a break for a while or you are just in the area, you will receive a warm welcome from everybody here.
Sunday services are at 10.30am and 6.30pm with the usual monthly Communion taking place on the first Sunday evening and third Sunday morning. The first Sunday morning service each month is for all ages. On other Sundays, there is Sunday school for 3-11 year olds, with an informal crèche for younger ones, and a Bible study group for senior school girls and boys after shared worship. Following the morning service tea and coffee are served in the church hall. In the evening we stay in church for refreshments after the service, using the kitchenette which was installed as part of the refurbishment.