If you would like details of a church available in the local area and cannot find it here, please try www.findachurch.co.uk, or for specifically Anglican Churches you can try www.achurchnearyou.com. For Anglican churches in the Erith Deanery (north half of Bexley Borough), you can also browse www.erith.org
We have included nearly every church that we know about, so if you would like to draw our attention to a church not included, we shall be pleased. Please note that for the Sidcup Churches, you will be redirected to the Churches Together in Sidcup website for nearly all the Churches.
In the meantime, please feel free to email us with any specific requests regarding finding churches or their locations and we will endeavour to answer or put you in touch with someone who can.
What is the Difference Between Churches?
What’s the difference between a Catholic and Protestant church? Do all churches have an organ? Are drums, guitars and a keyboard OK in church? Will I understand what the pastor is saying? How do I become a member? What the difference between a Catholic and a Christian? What’s a denomination?
Becoming a Christian at any stage of your life is a momentous and life-changing journey. Making the decision to accept Jesus as Lord and Saviour and try to live your life with the Holy Spirit’s leading is a challenge and a joy.
But how churches operate, what defines their doctrine or the working out of their faith or how they choose to worship or lead their church can be very different. The Bible teaches us that the universal “church” is one body made up of many parts. While the essential teaching should remain approximately the same, namely that Christ died as a substitute for our sin, and that it is through Him and Him alone that man can have a relationship with God, how we all choose to express this faith and personal relationship can be very different. It is up to each believer to prayerfully ask where God has chosen to put him/her and to identify with that church as fully as possible in order to grow in the knowledge and love of the Lord and be disciples of the one, true Messiah, Jesus.
Further information about some of the different denominations can be found on church denominational websites as follows:
|Assemblies of God (AoG)||www.aog.org.uk|
|United Reformed Church (URC)||www.urc.org.uk|
|Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG)||www.rccguk.org|
|Christ Apostolic Church (CAC)||www.cacworldwide.net|
|Seventh Day Adventist||www.adventist.org.uk|
|Association of Grace Baptist Churches (South East)||www.agbcse.org.uk|