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Added: Nov 05, 2016 | Category: Churches


New Focus Conference 2017 – Merton Evangelical Church

We are delighted to announce that the 2017 New Focus Conference will be hosted by Merton Evangelical (Baptist) Church in south London beginning Friday evening 26 May 2017 and running through Saturday afternoon, finishing with a service Sunday morning 28th May.

Don Fortner will be preaching 3 times, once on each of the days. Other preachers are yet to be determined.

Those wishing to travel to the event and requiring accommodation should note hotels in the area get booked up very quickly. The church building is less than ¼ mile from South Wimbledon tube station on the Northern Line for those within commuting distance. Car parking is not at all easy in the area. Those seeking hotel accommodation should look for the London district SW19. The church’s postcode is SW19 2LG and there is Premier Inn, Holiday Inn Express, the Antoinette and many other venues within a mile or two’s distance.

Full travelling details are available on the New Focus website showing car, tube and train and parking suggestions as well as numerous hotel options for which we thank Pastor Harry Qazi. Further information is available from

Allan Jellet

07403 375393


and Harry Qazi

07985 414520


Travelling to Merton Evangelical Church

Address: Merton Evangelical Church, Nelson Grove Road, South Wimbledon, London, SW19 2LG


We recommend you come via M25 and on to A3 (Jct 10) to get to the church.

Via A3

M25 come off at Jct 10 onto A3 (Kingston/ Central London)

Follow A3 all the way down and come off at “Shannon Corner” junction (after “New Malden” Jct)

Take 2nd left exit at this junction onto A298 Wimbledon (look carefully – easy to miss!)

Follow A298 all the way down to South Wimbledon. There is a big cross roads and you will see South Wimbledon Tube station ahead of you. Cross over the lights onto Merton High Street and take first right onto Pincott Road (one. way) and first Left on Nelson Grove Road. Church is on the corner of Nelson Grove Road and Rodney Place.

Via A24 (If you are staying on A24/A232)

M25 come off at Jct 9 onto A24 (Dorking/Epsom/C. London)

Follow road all the way through Epsom, Stoneleigh, North Cheam/ Morden.

After you have gone through Morden follow the road down towards South Wimbledon and turn right onto Merantun Way at traffic lights (“Wickes” is on your right). Follow road down a little way until you get to pedestrian lights and turn left (by the car wash). Turn left onto High path, then right through width restrictions, then right onto Nelson grove Road. Church is on the corner of Nelson Grove Road and Rodney Place.

Please note there is limited parking on Nelson Grove Road, Rodney place and Pincott Road. See separate parking advice. If you need a space outside the church due to disability, please let us know so we can endeavour to park a car outside overnight to reserve a space!

Alternative route

An alternative route is to come through London via the North and south Circular Roads – A406, A205 – which seems a quicker route but in reality can be busier and take more time than M25 on a Friday and Saturday.

Public Transport

•           Wimbledon Main Line Station/ London Underground District line, then 93, 57,131 bus to South Wimbledon. When you get off the bus on Merton High Street, cross the main road and head down in the same direction . Take first right into Pincott Road and first left into Nelson Grove Road.

•           Bus 93 from Morden to South Wimbledon. Cross the Road at the main cross Roads over to Tube station side.

•           Buses 152, 57, 131 from Raynes Park to South Wimbledon. (See directions as above)

•           South Wimbledon Tube Station

At South Wimbledon Tube station, turn right out of the station, head down Merton High Street, take first Right into Pincott Road, then first left onto Nelson Grove Road. Church is on the corner of Nelson Grove Road and Rodney Place. Entrance at the side.


There is limited free parking around the Church on Nelson Grove Road, Pincott Road, Rodney Place. All other neighbouring roads are residence parking only 8.30am-6.30pm Monday to Saturday. You can, however, park in local Car parks for free:

•           Sainsbury’s Car park for free - 4 hours (Access on Merantun Way)

•           Premier Inn Carpark - 2 hours (Access on Merantun Way, press green button for a ticket)

•           Priory Retail park – 2 hours (Access from Merton High Street)



Within Walking distance from Church:

•           Premier Inn – London, Wimbledon South

Accessed via Merantun Way, A24

(27 Chapter Way, SW19 2RF, tel:08715278684)

•           Holiday Inn Express – London, Wimbledon South

Accessed via Colliers Wood High Street running on from A298

(200, High Street Colliers Wood, SW19 2 HR)

15 minute Drive:

•           Travelodge – London, Raynes Park

Turn off A3 on to A298. Left at the lights onto Grand Drive (signposted Raynes Park), follow the road under the bridge and round to the left. Turn right onto Amity Grove before you get to Waitrose.

(Durham House, Amity Grove, SW20 0LQ)

•           Travelodge – London, Wimbledon, Morden

On the A24 before you get to Morden.

(Epsom Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 5PH)

20 minute Drive

•           Travelodge – London, Balham

On the A24 and on Northern Tube Line

(177, Balham High Road, London, SW12 9BX, 08719846269)

•           Holiday Inn – Sutton

on A232 off of A24, direction Sutton/Carlshalton

(A232 Gibson Road, Sutton, SM1 2RF, 08719429094)

If using such as you can make a reservation with free cancellation up to 2 days before and they do not take any money (only credit card details to guarantee the booking) until you check out.