I’M NEW HERE

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CCB


WELCOME FROM ROB HINTON

GREETINGS

Hello and welcome to our church website, it’s always a real joy for us to meet new people, even if it’s via the website. Here you will find useful information about Christ Church Beckenham and more importantly, about what it really means to have a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.

There are lots of different things going on here throughout the week whatever your age, culture, ability or experience. Have a look around, drop us a line, give us a call or better still, come in and see us.

Whatever that next step is, it’s time to take a bold step, maybe even out of your comfort zone and discover what God has for you. We believe that you can’t go with God and stay where you are.

If you want to make contact, why not just scroll down and click on the contact box and we’ll get in touch.

ROB



WHAT TO EXPECT

General Information

Christ Church Beckenham is a Church that is committed to worship that reaches out to everyone, whatever your age, gender or ethnic background. It is a church where you can come and find a great welcome and where you don’t have to know anything about Jesus Christ before you get here.

Our biggest service of the week is Sunday at 10:30 a.m. It’s usually a mix of modern worship songs and contemporary hymns (you’ll find something you like!). There’s a crèche and always children and youth work going on, except on the 1st Sunday of the month when we all stay together for a fully interactive All-Age service.

What do I do when I Get There?

You don’t need to be a church and God “expert” to come to CCB – if such a person really exists. Just come as you are!

Whichever service you come to someone will be at the door to greet you (if you feel brave enough tell them it’s your first time).  Someone else will make sure you have everything you need to be able to take part in the service and you can sit anywhere. We aim to spot visitors in which case we will ask you if you want to be seated next to someone who will be a helpful friend during the service and over coffee at the end.

We’ll tell you when to sit or stand so don’t worry, there’s little guess work involved.

One of the senior team will almost certainly come over and say hello before or after the service, but there’s a big enough crowd to hide in if you want to keep a low profile at first.

What kind of Church is CCB

Christ Church Beckenham is a church where Jesus is at the centre of our lives. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16

CCB is a Church that believes the bible is the very best place to discover God’s heart. We also believe that God has continued to speak throughout history in the lives and words of faithful people who have been inspired by the Holy Spirit. We believe that God is still speaking to the church and the world today and therefore, at CCB, we are an Evangelical Church open to the leading of the Holy Spirit trying to make a difference in an ever changing world.

We affirm the ministry of women in all aspects of church life, we believe that God’s love is open to all, but that each of us needs to check our choices and actions against God’s desire for our lives.

Do I need to be Baptised?

CCB is not the kind of church that puts up big barriers before you can become a member. Just come as you are!

In time, and after a good deal of prayer and study, we’d really love to see you baptised, but initially just come and find out what a relationship with Jesus is all about. Come and be part of the family first.


LIFE CHANGE STORIES

  • I had reached rock bottom. My addiction to alcohol had taken me there and I remember a nurse whom I had got to know during my years in and out of rehab telling me that this time they had admitted me as "dead man walking."
    It was that final time that I entered the clinic that I truly found Jesus Christ and began the process of recovery. In Feb 2016 I will be celebrating 14yrs of sobriety and its just amazing in that time how my life has changed. I have experienced a freedom as I began to allow Jesus into every area of my life.
    My faith continues to grow stronger and I am now able to share openly and honestly with others what God has done in my life and what a difference it makes having a Church family who I know continue to love and support me.

    And Never give up on me.

    I firmly believe we all need to help each other with our hurts, habits and hang-ups.
    In the book of the bible called Isaiah it says "The people I have shaped for my self will broadcast my praises" and that is just what I intend to do.
    Until recently I have had regrets about the years (just over 30) I wasted being drunk and especially what effect it had on my four children, bringing them up on my own.
    I have gone through pain about why it took so much time before I was healed and I have been hung up on guilt. I have now accepted that that was God's timing and I have learned how God heals memories.
    I now have a great relationship with my children which I thank God for daily.
    God has brought good out of a ghastly situation and I want my testimony to be an encouragement to others and a witness to God's unfailing love.

    HILARY

GET IN TOUCH

IT’S ALWAYS A REAL JOY FOR US TO MAKE NEW FRIENDS.

At the heart of all we do is make sure you know that you are really loved by Jesus and by us and to discover how great that is.


WHAT TO EXPECT

We’re so glad you’ve decided to visit us! Above you’ll see a list of commonly asked questions. Please don’t hesitate to send us a message via the contact tab at the top of the page or call the church office on 020 8650 3847 or drop us an email: office@ccb.org.uk

How do I get there?

You can find our location on the map.

Where should I park?

We are right next to two large carparks just off the High Street which are free on a Sunday (they’re busy and get full.) Parking on the closest streets is resident only but around Kelsey Park and Manor Way there is free parking.

What should I wear?

Our church has a “come as you are” atmosphere. You will see some dressed up; some dressed casual. We have no expectations for attire.



SERVICE TIMES

8:00 a.m. Holy Communion
10:30 a.m. Morning Worship
10:30 a.m. 1st Sunday All-Age
6:30 p.m. Evening Praise
4:30 p.m. 4th Sunday Classic Praise
7.00p.m. 4th Sunday Celebration



FIND LOCATION

Christ Church Beckenham

Fairfield Road

Beckenham

BR3 3LE




BIBLE VERSE OF THE WEEK

So, my very dear friends, don’t get thrown off course. Every desirable and beneficial gift comes out of heaven. The gifts are rivers of light cascading down from the Father of Light. There is nothing deceitful in God, nothing two-faced, nothing fickle.

JAMES CHAPTER 1 VERSES 16 & 17 THE MESSAGE TRANSLATION