Friday 2 April 21

10:00 AM

Services LIVE in church from Easter Sunday, 4 April 2021

From Easter Sunday, 4 April 2021, we will be having our services in person in church from 10am.
You will need book a place, social distance and wear a facemask at all times.

Recordings of the 10am service will be avaiable on Church Online, YouTube or on the phone from 2pm.


Wednesday 17 March 21

10:00 AM

CSW Thank you to WCBC

Here is a CSW's fundraising team thank you for the gift that we recently sent on behalf of West Croydon Baptist Church.

The film also shares briefly where CSW have seen some positive developments and progress in their work advocating for persecuted believers

They hope this short film encourages the church and that you know how deeply thankful they are for our continued support. It is because of our support, that CSW collectively can continue to help persecuted believers who are facing an increased impact due to the Covid-19 pandemic.


Saturday 13 March 21

5:00 PM

Together Again from Sunday, 4 April 2021

We are so pleased to announce that we expect to reopen the church building for Sunday services with effect from Easter Sunday, 4 April 2021.

The time will remain as 10am - 11am with just one service. All previous government measures will remain in place as before and this will include our Eventbrite ticketing systen which is now avalabie

For the time being we will continue with our normal online services, which many of you are already using. Services will be made available to you from 10:00am on Sunday mornings.


Sunday 21 February 21

2:40 PM

Peter Hall's funeral

Wed 24 February at 09:30
Attendance at the funeral itself is by invitation only

The funeral will be livestream, and also available shortly after the service for 28 days, the connection details are:

Username: Rayo7857
Password: 915518

Here is the order of service

Saturday 20 February 21

10:00 AM

WCBC Men Zoom Prayer tonight at 6:30pm

Tonight we are hosting our first WCBC Men Zoom Prayer meeting, follow the link for connection details

Friday 19 February 21

8:00 PM

Busola Ogunlolu

Monday 25 January 21

10:00 AM

Farewell to Peter Hall

Peter Hall
It is with great sadness that we write to inform you of the passing of our dear Peter Hall who went to be with the Lord around midnight on Saturday 23rd January 2021.

Following his retirement from the Croydon Refugee Day Centre Peter was diagnosed with lung cancer and more recently contracted the C-19 virus. Peter understood what was happening to him and was at peace with it.

We know that Peter will be sorely missed by all. Please can we keep his family in prayer, particularly his wife, Jackie, who is still in hospital recovering from the virus. We pray that God will comfort Jackie and their children as they face the early stages of their grieving process in isolation.

Peter lived his life serving others. He impacted more lives than we could ever recount. I strongly believe the Lord has called Peter home saying "Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord." (Mat 25:21).

Saturday 7 November 20

10:00 PM

Online service from 10am Sunday

From Sunday 8th November, church gatherings will not be in the sanctuary in line with the new government guidelines.
Services will be available from 10am here, our YouTube channel or on phone each Sunday.
We hope to resume services in the church sanctuary once the current lockdown period has ended.

Wednesday 2 September 20

1:00 PM

Booking open for Sunday gatherings in September!

Booking is now open for gatherings in September!

You will also find information about what to expect when you arrive at church.

Saturday 8 August 20

7:00 PM

Sunday gatherings will resume in September!

We are pleased to announce that Sunday gatherings will resume in September!

Sunday 6th September 2020 will be our first service.

We will be observing government guidelines including social distancing measures.
This means that the number of people that can be at the service will be quite limited.
We will be using a booking system to help manage this.

Details about how to book and the safety measures and new procedures that are being put in place will follow in the coming weeks.

Thank you to all those that have taken time to complete our recent survey.

We are excited about welcoming worshippers back into our church building and we're looking forward to this new phase in the life of our church and all that God is going to be doing in Croydon, our country and the world.

Friday 24 July 20

11:00 AM

Transform Croydon Prayer Wed 12th August 7:30pm

Our very first Transform Croydon Prayer meeting via zoom is going to take place on August 12 from 7:30-8:45pm
It will be a great opportunity for the whole church to join together across the borough without having to worry about social distancing.
Churches and networks have been praying faithfully throughout lockdown, but there is power and promise in unity.
Many issues need our prayers at this time as our churches begin to navigate their way out of lockdown: Equality and justice; How to support those in mourning or suffering from poor mental health and, of course, Croydon's economic future, following the closure of John Lewis and Debenhams.

Here is the link to the meeting: please put the date in your diary and we will look forward to seeing you there.

Join Zoom Meeting

Topic: Transform Croydon Prayer Meeting
Time: Aug 12, 2020 19:30 London
Meeting ID: 813 4358 4762
Passcode: Transform

Sunday 19 July 20

10:00 AM
Looking Forward Survey

What are your thought and views on returning to the worship gatherings, we have put together a survey where you can voice your concerns, your choices, your experiences

See the survey

Sunday 5 July 20

10:30 AM

We are working towards reopening the church building for worship services however, it will take some time as we want it to be as safe as possible for everyone.
We are working through all the guidelines and making changes to the building and our procedures. At the moment, we do not know when we will be reopening but it will not be in July.
We will keep you updated.

Our services will remain online and on the phone.
To keep up to date, do sign up for our emailed Community Newsletter.

Saturday 20 June 20

9:00 AM

Presents Faith Eliminates Fear (Daniel 11:32).
Today 10:00am - 12:00pm
Join us on zoom

Friday 5 June 20

3:00 PM

From Baptist Union of Great Britain

I can't breathe until you can

Following the murder of George Floyd, some UK Baptist ministers share a message with sisters and brothers in the USA and around the world, facing the daily reality of the evil that is racism.

Watch the video

Sunday 17 May 20

1:00 AM

Do you know someone without internet access who would like to listen to our Church Online services?

Starting today you can now listen to Church Online on your phone via our Church on the Phone service.

Simply call: 0208 016 2091 and you will hear this weeks service

The call will be covered by any ‘free minutes’ you have as part of your phone package otherwise it should cost the same as a standard landline call.

Saturday 25 April 20

9:50 PM

Church Online tomorrow from 10am.

Helping Hands
Need help or support?
Can you help?
Contact Now

Have a blessed rest of the weekend.

Sunday 19 April 20

7:30 PM

Church Online is now back, online.

Sorry if you could not access our site eariler today, this was due to technical issues with our web services provider. All fixed now.

Have a blessed rest of the weekend.

Saturday 18 April 20

10:30 PM

The leadership of West Croydon Baptist Church wish to bring to members attention that the ‘All Believers Virtual Gathering’ Zoom service at 11.00am each Sunday is independent and not affiliated to West Croydon Baptist Church.

The church’s own service appears, with other items, on the church web site ( each Sunday at 10.00am.

Monday 13 April 20

1:20 AM

Two great new resources on Connect @ Home; Spring Harvest Home which runs from Monday to Friday and Croydon Burn on Friday night.

Don’t forget you can catch up on our Easter Sunday Church Online at any time too.

Friday 10 April 20

10:00 AM

Good Friday Church Online now avaliable and prayer meeting tonight from 7:45pm

Thursday 9 April 20

11:50 AM

There will be a Good Friday and Easter Sunday Church Online, from 10am

Tuesday 7 April 20

6:00 AM

Connect @ Home
Stuck indoors?
Self Isolating?
Looking for something to inspire and deepen your relationship with Jesus?

Here are some great resources to help you: Connect @ Home

To begin with, we have two resources recommended by the Baptist Union of Great Britain:

  • Tour of the Bible with Rev Dr Helen Paynter
  • The Way of the Cross: an online retreat for Holy Week

Saturday 4 April 20

6:20 PM

Hi everyone! Such a beautiful day here in Croydon!
There’ll be another Church Online service available on our website tomorrow from 10am (Sunday 5th April 2020 – Palm Sunday!)
We’ve added a new section too: YouthZone. Look out for more developments in the coming weeks.

Stay safe. 💙

Friday 3 April 20

3:20 PM

Join us tonight for our Friday night prayer meeting at 7:45pm!

See our Church online Prayer section for conference call details and prayer points.

We know a number of people experienced difficulties when trying to connect last Friday. This was due to high demand on our service provider.

If you don’t get through do try again. And remember that you can continue praying with us even if you can’t connect.

God bless

Tuesday 31 March 20

11:45 AM

Weekly Friday night prayer meeting at 7:45pm!

Our Friday night prayer meeting will now be weekly! It will continue to be via conference call.

We know a number of people experienced difficulties when trying to connect last Friday. This was beyond our control but should be better this week.

The new time is 7:45pm to 8:45pm.

Details of the phone number and access code will follow later in the week and we will post some prayer points so you can join us in prayer even if you’re unable to join the call.

God bless

Sunday 29 March 20

10:00 AM

Church Online service is available now!

Have a blessed day

Saturday 28 March 20

6:50 PM

Church Online tomorrow at 10am!

More resources to help you worship at home from 10am tomorrow.

Friday 27 March 20

8:15 PM

Prayer Meeting tonight

Sorry if you are unable to connect to the prayer meeting conference call, we are aware there is a problem.


Prayer Meeting tonight

Join us this evening for our prayer meeting at 8pm via conference call. Simply dial the number below then enter the access code when prompted.

Number: 0330 606 0403
Access Code: 159662

The call will be covered by any ‘free minutes’ you have as part of your phone package otherwise it should cost the same as a standard landline call.

Wednesday 25 March 20

3:30 PM

Prayer Meeting on Friday

This Friday (27th March) we will have a prayer meeting at 8pm via a conference call. All you need to take part is a phone!

More details to follow about how to connect. Some prayer points will also be published on this website in time for the meeting.

Please spread the word round the church family, particularly to those that are not online much or at all as this doesn’t require any online access.

God bless

Sunday 22 March 20

10:00 AM

Church Online service is available now!

Have a blessed day

Saturday 21 March 20

3:50 PM

Church Online launching tomorrow at 10am!

We may not be able to meet together physically for a while but we still want to stay connected. With that in mind we are starting a Church Online resource. It will develop over the coming weeks but we are pleased to announce its launch tomorrow morning, Sunday 22nd March at 10am.
There will be a short message from Rev Phil Barnard (our scheduled guest speaker), Bible readings and prayer points. There will be a link to it direct from our home page and from this Updates page.

Please spread the word and watch this space for further developments.

0:10 am

Visit the new weekly reflections page. More resources coming soon.

Friday 20 March 20

6:30 PM

Information from BUGB website

National Day of Prayer broadcast – 7pm Sunday


Dear church family,

Following the new government guidelines and having sought advice from the Baptist Union of Great Britain (BUGB), we have decided to suspend all our usual services and activities for the safety of everyone.

Closing the building does pose challenges and we’ve been discussing and exploring new ways that we can remain connected and support each other at this time. The situation regarding COVID-19 has changed very quickly over the last few days so we ask that you bear with us as we seek to put things in place.

This website will be the place to get the latest information. We know not everyone in our community is online so we ask that you help to pass this information on to others who could miss out.

On the website you can already find most of our talks from past services, including the most recent ones, which you can listen to at any time. You can request a talk to be put on CD for anyone who is unable to listen online.

We are planning to have a weekly reflection area with a Bible reading and prayer points.

The church now has a YouTube channel!

We are hoping to begin to use this to provide a simple service or sermon in the coming weeks. Again, please bear with us and continue to check the website for updates.

We ask growth group leaders to think of ways that their groups can stay connected. Do contact the church leadership if you need help with that.

If you are struggling for any reason at this time, feeling low, isolated or vulnerable, or know of someone who may be, please contact us.

Call 020 8689 4527 (leave a message if necessary) or email the leadership via and someone will get back to you.

Though the church building may be closed for a season, we must remember that the building is not the church – we are! Now more than ever we need to come together as a community to support each other and be the hands and feet of Jesus to those around us.

‘Trust in the Lord always, the Lord God is the eternal rock’. Isaiah 26 v4

God bless.

The Leadership team


Wednesday 18 March 20

6:00 PM

Following the latest government and Baptist Union of Great Britain (BUGB) advice, all services and groups at the church are suspended until further notice.

Many of our past talks are available for you to listen to at any time.

Please check back here for updates and information.


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