What to Expect


Whether you have attended church all your life or have never been at all, we know that it is not always easy visiting a church for the first time. As you prepare to visit us, we want to answer some questions you might have, so that you can have the best experience possible.

What kind of church is Sidcup Baptist Church?

We are a group of people who follow Jesus Christ knowing that he has died for us and has given us new life.  We try to follow the teachings of the Bible and to share the gospel and love of Christ with others.  We believe in worshiping God through music, singing a mixture of hymns and modern worship songs We strive to make everyone who attends or visits us feel welcome and comfortable. You can find out more about what we believe here.

When are services?

Find details about our services times here.

What should I wear?

Whatever you feel comfortable in, clothes are good, otherwise it could be embarrassing!

How do I get there?

SBC is on the corner of Main Road and Updale Road, Sidcup, next to the Land Rover Garage. For a map and directions, go here. The 321 Bus stops just a short walk from the church.

What about parking?

There is parking on site and quite a bit of free on-street parking around the church, bearing in mind we want to respect our neighbours and local residents.

What happens when I arrive?

As you arrive, you should see one of our greeters, who will answer any questions you might have. On some occasions we have refreshments before the service.  Just find a seat.

What is a service like?

During the services, we will do our best not to point you out or make you feel uncomfortable in any way. Each service lasts about an hour and includes a time of prayer, singing hymns and worship songs, Bible reading and teaching. After the service, feel free to speak to one of our leaders if you have any questions about the teaching. 

For some services we stay together as a church family and these can are usually more interactive and may be in a cafe style where we sit around tables.

What about my children?

Children are welcome to attend all the services. During any of our services, a stay and play crèche is available for parents with children under 4 years of age to use if their children need it. The creche room has a TV and the service is live streamed to it. Please don’t feel stressed about bringing your children. We have children as well, and we enjoy having them join us for the service.

There are groups for primary aged children and young people. They leave for their groups sometime during the service. The group leaders are safely recruited.

I have mobility/sight/hearing issues, is there a place for me?

There is parking onsite and if you let us know before hand we can be there to help (email is probably best).

There is a ramp to the main entrance, and we have an accessible toilet.

Words for songs are left aligned on the screens.

There is an induction loop for those with hearing issues. We have a couple of people who can sign but please let us know to ensure that there is someone there to help.

We also have a Disabled Christians Fellowship that meets once a month please follow this link DCF.

Will I be asked to donate money when I visit?

We believe that giving is a responsibility as an expression of worship. You are welcome to make an offering but this is primarily for our members and regular attendees. Guests should not feel under any obligation to participate. Please ask the greeters if you would like to contribute.

Any other questions?

Feel free to contact us at secretary@sidcupbaptistchurch.org.uk

We hope to see you soon!