We are a growing community that seeks we to help people find and follow Jesus, be empowered by the Holy Spirit, connect and worship God together. We do this by being a compassionate church, as we live on a mission to serve our communities and to show and tell thousands about the love and power of God.
Simply put: We want to build a community that will live the way that Jesus did and together Bring Life to Balham and Beyond.
We meet every Sunday at St.Mark’s Community Hall, 53 Rowfant Rd, SW17 7AP.
Fresh coffee, pastries and fruit served from 10.30am.
Where the Miracles begin
Compassion is a high value for us. It is our belief that the church should be at the forefront of tackling the root causes of poverty and demonstrating care to the poor and vulnerable in our community. We are inviting people to join us as we seek to demonstrate God’s love in as many different ways.
“BVC exists NOT to be the best church IN the community, but to be the best church FOR our community. We are inviting people to join us in Bringing LIFE to Balham and Beyond.”
Steve and Viv Bateman, Lead Pastors of BVC
Balham Job Club
Our Job Club is a friendly place where individuals get practical help whilst seeking employment. We offer group and 1-2-1 coaching sessions and computer skills to help support, guide and encourage people towards getting a job. Open on Mondays between 1-3pm (school term only). FREE lunch and refreshments provided.
Bags of Blessings
This simple project gives practical items to homeless people, rough sleepers or vulnerable people in our community. This is not about one person trying to do a lot, but many of us each doing a little to make a big difference for our city. Bags are available after every Sunday. Bring an item to church, take a bag to give away.
CAP Money Course
Is a free course that teaches budgeting skills and a simple, cash-based system that works. In just a few weeks, participants will get to grips with their finances, to help with budgeting, saving and preventing debt. These FREE courses are run throughout the year.Sign up to the next course
Healing on the Streets
Healing on the Streets is a simple, but beautiful way to reach out to the people of Balham who may never go to a church. It enables us to connect with our community, powerfully expressing God’s love whatever the weather!! We simply invite people to sit on chairs so we can pray for them for healing or whatever need they have. We are out every other Saturday at the Bedford Hill Place (opposite Starbucks) at 1.30-3.30pm.