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A Living Loving Learning Community with Jesus at the Heart

Hearing God's Voice

28 June 2020
As Christians we believe that God continues to speak to us today, just as in the past He spoke through the prophets and his son Jesus Christ.

Be still. Open your ears and listen. What does he want to say to you?

Coping With Lockdown​

Are you struggling to make ends meet during lockdown? If so, we can provide practical help with your weekly shopping bills.

Our Food Stop project provides around £20 of groceries for only £3.50 for anyone who is on benefits, has been furloughed or laid off from their job as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. It is also available to anyone who is self-isolating and has no support locally.

Food packages are delivered free of charge each Friday, or can be collected from the church on Friday mornings between 10am and 12 noon. Multiple packs can be supplied where there are two or more people in your household.

To apply, either send an email to or phone the church office on 020 8668 6260. We can then assess your precise needs and make the necessary arrangements.

The Food Stop scheme is a joint venture between OLLBC, Croydon Council and the Fareshare food charity. Council staff and volunteers are also on hand on Friday mornings to help with advice relating to welfare benefits, debt, job support and skills training.

Pastor Nick Graves said: “A huge thank you to our partners and especially to the dozens of volunteers who stepped up to the mark following our recent appeal. The response has been simply fantastic. Without them we couldn’t have done this, we just can’t thank them enough.”

You can read more about the scheme on these websites: Croydon Council | Fareshare | Baptists Together

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Volunteers sorting deliveries from Fareshare ready for distribution

OLLBC deacon Richard Millar with some of the 750 kilos of food distributed on 17 April

Coronavirus Diary

Recent Sermons

5 values concentric

David 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 and what it means to be free.

Digging deeper into our values as a church, Richard Millar talks about Old Lodge Lane being a place where people receive healing.

Sunday Morning Family Worship (currently suspended)

10.30am – 12:15pm

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

Weekly Events (currently suspended)


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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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