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A Living Loving Learning Community with Jesus at the Heart

Kye Manning

Pastor Nick Graves writes:  We were shocked and deeply saddened to hear of the tragic death of Kye Manning last Thursday, 11 July. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and those who knew him.

Kye was a member of our community and attended Thursday Tea, as did one other person caught up in last week’s events. I knew them both personally.

Knife crime is a serious issue which often ends in tragedy, and last week our community experienced this first hand.

As we continue to pray for Kye’s family, we also pray for justice for the other people who have been arrested in connection to this incident, peace for their families and wisdom for the police and civil authorities as they deal with its aftermath.

We know that God can bring good out of evil and we pray that, with God’s help and grace, this sad and terrible day will, in time, help to bond us into a stronger community where we can all feel safe and able to thrive.

Sunday Morning Family Worship

10.30am – 12:15pm

Reedham Park Avenue, Purley CR8 4BQ
Close to 455 bus route terminus
Nearest rail station: Reedham

Weekly Events



Kidz Klub
(Term time only)


Coffee Morning


Baby Explorers 9:30-12:30pm

Mini Bakers 10.30am-12.00

Junior Bakers 12.30-2.00pm


Pilates 9.30-10.30am

Mini Bakers 10.30am-12.00

Junior Bakers 12.30-2.00pm


Little Dragons Tang Soo Do
9-10am & 10-11am

Wine Club
(monthly, see Calendar


CAP Money Course

We have another FREE CAP Money course on Saturdays 20 and 27 July and 3 August at Purley Baptist Church. All three dates start at 1.30pm.

It’s an excellent course for anyone wanting a refresher or new skills in handling their finances well. Book online at or call 07795 655334. All welcome!

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Now We Are Sixty

1959-2019: a Diamond Jubilee retrospective in words and pictures



Thursday Tea

What exactly is Thursday Tea? Why do we have it? Who is invited? Can anyone come? What day did you say it was?

Answers here

The OLLBC Team

Introducing the individuals who make up the pastoral and community team at Old Lodge Lane Baptist Church.

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Your Function Here

OLLBC is a great venue for hosting children’s parties, private functions and activities which benefit the community.

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Vids & Photos Galore

Visit our Galleries section, find your favourites or have a browse. There’s videos and photos. Hundreds of photos.

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OLLBC works with CAP to help people facing debt problems. CAP can also help with jobs, budgeting and life skills training.

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Activities & Events

Enjoy a lively and varied schedule of social events, run partly by ourselves and partly by external organisations.

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Mission, Vision & Values

Our aspiration is to be a space where everyone can engage with the heart of God and experience life to the full.

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Our History

OLLBC opened 60 years ago in the summer of 1959. But the seed was sown ten years earlier at a house in Old Lodge Lane.

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