Eltham Park Baptist Church

Faith to Share and Care


Minibus availability and hiring

Who can use the bus?

If you are a local organisation involved in activities similar to us we will happily share our bus with you. We expect you to pay for use, to replace fuel, and to repair any damage, but we do not hire out for profit - hire costs are less than running costs.

How big is the bus?

There are 17 seats including the driver, so you can carry 16 passengers. The bus is an LDV Convoy. This vehicle body is commonly used as Post vans and Council pick-up trucks. It is a little larger than a Ford Transit.

How do you calculate the hire costs?

Our starting point is very simple - £50 per calender day of hire, and you pay for the fuel you use. If your journey is very short or very long and you think the cost should be different please just talk to us - the bus is a fantastic asset that we are willing to share with you - but we need income to help cover the costs to keep it safe and roadworthy!

How expensive will fuel costs be?

The bus uses diesel, and returns around 25 miles per gallon, that is one litre of fuel every 5 miles driven.

Who can drive?

Your driver must be a confident driver aged 25 to 70 with at least 4 years driving experience. Their driving licence should be a Cat D1 licence. You can read more information for drivers on the DVLA webpages.

How do I know if the bus is available?

Not surprisingly we give priority use to our own groups. However, you are welcome to ask about any available dates within the next four months. Take a look at our on-line diary at the foot of this page to look for available dates.

How do I make a booking enquiry?

Use the enquiry form below. I will check availability and send you a document on which you can confirm details of your driver and agree to cover any accidental damage. Return the form with a booking deposit of 50% minimum, then I will write your date into the diary - then it is booked.

How do I collect and return the bus?

The nominated driver will need, by arrangement, to collect and return the bus from SE9. When you enquire I will give you my full contact details. We will agree a time to collect and return the bus well before and after your journey.

Please look at the bookings diary below to see dates when the bus is available or reserved ...........

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Please tell us when and why you would like to use the bus ...
(Please check in the bookings diary below to see if the bus is available .... !!)


  • 32a Westmount Road
  • Eltham
  • SE9 1JE

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