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A Living Loving Learning Community with Jesus at the Heart

Thank you for visiting our church website. I hope that you find what you are looking for – if not, please get in touch and one of the team will be more than happy to help you.

We say that OLLBC is a living, loving, learning community with Jesus at the centre. What this means is that we are all part of a family that worships, prays, works, learns and plays together. We are not just some random group that fate has thrown together, but an active community of people from all kinds of background that God has purposefully assembled to live, love and learn by following Jesus.

Following Jesus isn’t about stuffy religion or a checklist of things that we are not allowed to do or say. It’s about encountering a God who is alive and being bowled over by His love for us. No-one ever spoke like Jesus. He has some life-changing things to say about how we can live our lives today. He never ceases to amaze.

Hearing these teachings, taking them on board and living them out means that we get to experience more of the life that God intended us to live when he created us. Doing this as part of a family makes the journey so much easier and richer.

Once again, thank you for dropping by. If you have questions or would like to find out more about what makes us tick as a church, do please get in touch. Better still, why not come and visit in person? We’d love to see you.

Pastor Nick

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


Coffee Morning


Baby Explorers

(Term time only)

PlayPlace Youth Club
(alternate Thursdays)



The Rock Project
Juniors 5pm-7pm
Seniors 7.15-9.15pm



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

Wine Club
(monthly, see Calendar)

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Latest Sermons

5 values concentric

Dave Lewis introduces our series on Old Lodge Lane’s five values – for everyone to thrive, to feel welcome, to find healing, experience freedom and continue to learn.

“Where the spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” Pastor Nick continues our series on OLLBC’s five values.

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Thursday Tea

We believe that God welcomes all people. We want to do the same, and food is a great way of demonstrating this.

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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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Now We Are Sixty

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