Brighton Road Baptist Church South Croydon
South Croydon
Greater London

CR2 6EJ
United Kingdom
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About Brighton Road Baptist Church South Croydon

BRBC are a gathered community of believers that meet in South Croydon, Surrey. BRBC has a small congregation but is steadily growing and is very excited about what its future holds. Additionally, BRBC is made up of many cultures and backgrounds and has every intention on reflecting the diverse community of South Croydon. BRBC love and seek to honour God with their lives and this means serving others.

Nationally we are members of the Baptist Union of Great Britain (BUGB)

More locally we are members of the London Baptist Association (LBA) where we are in the East Surrey District

In South Croydon we part of the Croydon Churches’ Forum (CCF)

We are also members of the Evangelical Alliance (EA)


What We Believe

What we believe forms the principles that guide us and influences the way we live out our lives. That being said, BRBC is affiliated to the Baptist Union of Great Britain and to the Evangelical Alliance and is in agreement with the doctrinal statements of those two bodies, which are as follows:

We believe

We believe in the divine and full inspiration and authority of the Holy Scripture as the supreme and sufficient rule of faith and practice, and the duty of the believer to engage with the Word of God.

We believe in the unity of the one true God who lives eternally in three persons—the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

We believe that the fall and the sinful state of men and women – without Christ – incur divine wrath and judgement.

We believe in the sacrifice of Christ on the cross, dying in our place, paying the price of sin and defeating evil

We believe in the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ, his ascension to the Father, and his reign and mediation as the only Saviour of the world.

We believe the justification of the sinner is by faith alone in the Lord Jesus Christ; a faith that works by love and produces holiness

We believe it is the work of the Holy Spirit that leads us to Christ, unites us with Christ through new birth, makes us holy, brings spiritual revelation, empowers our discipleship and enables our witness.

We believe in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ according to his promise to fulfil the purposes of God.

We believe in the baptism of believers’ by immersion. Whilst baptism is not essential to Salvation, believers’ baptism is an act of obedience to the Lord’s will and required for completeness of discipleship.




Location of worship

Brighton Road Baptist Church South Croydon
Brighton Road Baptist Church South Croydon
215 Brighton Road
South Croydon, Greater London CR2 6EJ
United Kingdom
Phone: 020 8407 0596

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Leader Details

Rev. Jonathan W. C. Findlater
Rev. Jonathan W. C. Findlater
Minister
215 Brighton Road
South Croydon, Greater London CR2 6EJ
United Kingdom
Phone: 020 8407 0596

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Psalm 86:5

You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you

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Brighton Road Baptist Church South Croydon South Croydon Service Times

Every Sunday at 10:30am BRBC meet together for family worship. The service typically lasts for 1 hour 15 minutes and is comprised of prayer, worship songs – both contemporary and traditional hymns – and Bible-based teaching. BRBC offer a crèche facility and Sunday school for children. Refreshments are served at the end of each services and

1st Sunday of every month – We have an all-age service whereby the children do not go to Sunday school but stay and participate in the family worship.

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Brighton Road Baptist Church South Croydon History

Our History

When a young woman living near Croydon opened the door of her home to a small girl in 1869 she set in motion a train of events, which led to the establishment of Brighton Road Baptist Church (BRBC). BRBC celebrate its 123rd anniversary this year. The story is told in an unusual history of the church published to mark the centenary of the church in 1994. The small girl covered in dust, asked for a glass of water.

The young woman, a Mrs Buckwell, had recently become a Christian and so took the opportunity to tell the child a story about Jesus. She invited the girl to come again, bringing her friends, and so a Sunday school began. Soon the numbers outgrew Mrs Buckwell’s small cottage and an iron hall was then built in Purley Downs Road. Not long afterwards a London City Missionary, Walter Schwind, came to the district and joined forces with Mrs Buckwell.

A Sunday morning children’s service was started which while retaining its character resulted in a number of baptisms.

In 1894 Miss Rebecca Watney gave the buildings and the site in Trust for Baptist work and BRBC was formed, the stoned building we still use for worship was completed in 1901. This story behind the founding of the church was included in a manuscript prepared by Mr Schwind in the 1920s in which he told the history of the church’s first thirty years. This was later published by the church as an elegant little book, illustrated with old photographs, to commerate the church’s centenary.

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