Pastoral Care The Rector is pleased to talk and pray with you. Consultations are offered by arrangement and/or on the 1st Wednesday of each month, 4-6pm. Please call to book an appointment.
Prayer Ministry If you would like someone to pray with you, after our 10.00 services, please ask one of our Prayer Ministers.
Prayer Chain To put a confidential message on the chain call Penny 8658 1176 or Arnold 8657 4695.
All Saints has a lively green group which organises recycling events and provides information on how to live more sustainably by reducing energy and water consumption and purchasing carbon offsets for air travel. If you would like to know more or even better join the group please contact Richard Bird at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Green Team Boxes
Thank you to everyone who so kindly regularly contributes to the boxes outside the Parish Office. As a church, we have unique responsibility for the wellbeing of creation, and these small scale actions can help to reduce our environmental impact. So please continue your good work.
St Edmund's Caring Group has been helping the people of Riddlesdown since the 1970s. Founded by members of St Edmund's church, the group offers support to All who live in the Riddlesdown Community, and is a member of Croydon Neighbourhood Care Association. Our volunteers provide support in a variety of ways; transport to medical appointments, lunch clubs, supermarket or hairdresser. We will also do shopping for residents who are unable to do so themselves, and we can visit people who are housebound.
If you think you might need support please telephone the St Edmund's Caring group number, 020 8651 9442, to register.
If you are interested in joining our team of volunteers we would very much like to hear from you. Please Contact 020 8651 9442.
House Groups meet in homes around the parish, mostly in the evening, but some daytime. There are between seven and twelve people in each group. We have a flexible programme of Bible study and discussions. House groups usually meet in term times and break up during Lent for an ecumenical programme of study up to Holy Week. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join a House Group. Please contact Rosemary Kempsell, telephone, 020 8657 0482 or Jeremy Groombridge, email: email@example.com if you would like to join a house group or for more information.
Sanderstead Parish Mothers' Union meets regularly for prayer, worship, fellowship and fundraising. The Mothers' Union's aim and purpose is to demonstrate the Christian faith in action by the transformation of communities worldwide through the nurture of the family in its many forms. For more information please contact Rosemary Kempsell, telephone, 020 8657 0482, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Music, especially choral music, plays an important part in our worship, including the beauty and peace of a monthly evensong. St Mary's has a very able and enthusiastic robed SATB choir who perform music covering a vast variety of musical styles from the Renaissance to the present day. The choir sings three times a month for the Sunday morning eucharist and on the last Sunday of every month for evensong at 6:30pm, except in August. They also lead many of the significant services throughout the church year and the occasional weddings. The choir is affiliated with the Royal School of Church Music and new members are encouraged to follow the RSCM ‘Voice for Life’ training scheme. Choir practice takes place every Friday evening in the church with treble practice between 7:30pm and 8.15pm and the full practice between 8pm and 9pm. The choir welcomes new members and is especially looking to recruit tenors and basses.
Listen to the choir in this recording of "O Most Merciful".
All Saints has a small and dedicated robed choir which, special occasions apart, rehearses from 7.30pm – 8.30pm on alternate Fridays in preparation for Choral Eucharist on the first and third Sundays of the month. There is no formal audition for choir membership, although it would be anticipated that members would be able to follow the overall shape of a musical line at the correct pitch. The choir would welcome new members of any age or voice, providing an ideal opportunity for anyone seeking that unity in diversity offered through part singing in a sacred setting, while not being unduly demanding on time commitment. Enquiries should be directed to the organist and choirmaster, Mr John Jones, via the Parish Office: email@example.com Tel: 0208 657 0665.
We enjoy many occasional Concerts especially in All Saints and St Mary's. Check the list of events for concerts in the coming months.
All Saints Band and singers play at the Sanderstead Light service on the last Sunday of the month, with a rehearsal in the week before the service.
St. Mary’s worship band, led by Leno D’Elia, are responsible for music at the Informal Service on the first Sunday of every month. Instruments include an electric guitar, an acoustic guitar, the church grand piano as well as vocals. The band plays both familiar and new music and welcomes new members, either instrumentalists or singers.
All Saints boasts two teams of handbell ringers who rehearse in the church and often help lead worship. For more information visit our website www.sandersteadbells.org.uk
Coffee Pot runs on alternate Friday mornings from 10 till 12 in the Church Hall... 10th and 24th March, 7th and 21st April, 5th and 19th May... Come along for coffee and a chat.
Singing, crafts, Bible stories, cakes and fun for primary school age children and their families. Once Sunday afternoon a month at 3 pm. Please see the latest poster or contact Emma Greenfield: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Special activities for children are usually held at St Antony's on Good Friday. Check the events list for St Antony's for more information.
Toddler groups run in All Saints Halls during term times on Tuesday and Friday mornings. Please contact Ann Brown: email@example.com for more details.
Keep an eye on our events list for more fundraising and social activities.