WORSHIP

in Sanderstead Parish

St Edmund, St Antony, St Mary and All Saints

Regular Services

St Edmund and St Antony

First Sunday

8.00 am Morning Prayer (St E)

10.00 am Holy Communion (St E)

First Monday

2.00 pm T4U (St A)

Second Sunday

8.00 am Holy Communion (St E)

10.00 am Holy Communion (St E)

Third Sunday

8.00 am Morning Prayer (St E)

10.00 am Moring Worship (st E)

Third Monday

2.00 pm Holy Communion and T4U (St A)

Fourth Sunday

8.00 am Holy Communion (St E)

10.00 am Holy Communion (St A)

Fifth Sunday (if applicable)

8.00 am Morning Prayer (St E)

10.00 am Holy Communion (St E)

St Mary

First Sunday

8 am Said Eucharist

11 am Family Eucharist

Second Sunday

11 am Sung Eucharist

6.30 pm Evening Prayer or Celtic Eucharist

Third Sunday

11 am Sung Eucharist

Fourth Sunday if not the last

11 am Sung Eucharist

Last Sunday

8 am Eucharist

11 am Sung Eucharist

6.30 pm Choral Evensong

Every Monday

11 am Morning Prayer

Every Thursday

10 am Eucharist followed by Coffee in the Family Room

1st Saturday

12 noon, Prayer lunch

All Saints

First Sunday

8.30 am Holy Communion

10.00 am Parish Eucharist

Second Sunday

8.30 am Holy Communion

10.00 am Parish Praise often with baptism

Third Sunday

8.30 am Holy Communion

10.00 am Parish Eucharist

Fourth Sunday if not the last

8.30 am Holy Communion

10.00 am Parish Eucharist

Last Sunday

8.30 am Holy Communion

10.00 am Morning Prayer in Church

10.00 am Sanderstead Light in Church Hall

Every Wednesday

9.30 am Morning Prayer

Marriage Services

wedding services

Weddings

If you are wishing to enquire about getting married at one of our churches, you can contact the Parish Office, who will tell you how to go about making the arrangements.

Simply put, if you live in the parish of Sanderstead, if you are a regular worshipper at one of churches (or would be willing to become one), or if you or a close family member have a strong historic connection with the area or one of its churches, it is possible for you to get married here.

The clergy can also help you with further advice, including the remarriage of divorcees. Please feel free to get in touch directly if you would like to.

Getting married elsewhere?

If you live in the Parish of Sanderstead but are planning to get married in another Church of England church not in Sanderstead, you will probably need to have your Banns of Marriage called here. To do this please contact the Parish Office. Again, you will need to bring proof of address and payment of the legal fee for this service.

More Information

The booklet Getting married in the Parish of Sanderstead can be downloaded here.

You will find lots of helpful information about every aspect of a wedding on the Church of England’s website, Your Church Wedding

Baptism Services

baptism services

What is Baptism?

If you are interested in having your child baptised at All Saints’ Church, we would love to explore that with you. The baptism of a child is a very significant social event for many families. It's also an important occasion for the church.

Baptism (some people use the term 'Christening' - it's the same thing) is a public declaration of commitment to following Christ and being part of his church. Baptism is a way of welcoming someone into the church, and marking the beginning of their journey of faith.

Baptisms take place during our Sunday morning services, so that the congregation can welcome and promise to support the child in their journey of faith.

What next?

Contact the Parish Office, to let our Administrator know of your interest: parish.office@sanderstead-parish.org.uk or 020 8657 0665

Come along to a Service on two Sundays – to make sure you are happy about us! After that, contact the minister to arrange for a visit to your home so we can talk things through in more detail, and agree a date.

We look forward to marking this special event with you!

Find out more about Church of England Christenings at https://churchofenglandchristenings.org/

Funeral Services

funeral services

Ministry at the time of death and funerals

The clergy are very happy to officiate at the funeral of a family member or loved one, either at a Crematorium or in one of our Churches, please contact the clergy directly or ask your funeral director to do so. We will take the time to talk it all through with you, and can help with choosing music and arranging the service order.

Space is limited for full burials in the Lower Churchyard of All Saints Church, and only for residents of the parish and worshippers at any of our churches. Please contact the Parish Office for more information about this or ask your funeral director to do so.

However, there is plenty of space in All Saints’ Churchyard for the burial of cremated remains. Contact the Parish Office or ask your funeral director to do so.

See https://churchofenglandfunerals.org/ for more information.

Understanding our Services


Holy Communion / Eucharist

A service, also known as The Lord’s Supper, or the “Breaking of Bread” which re-enacts and commemorates the meal which Jesus shared with his disciples on the night he was betrayed. The word “eucharist” literally means “thanksgiving”. The Apostle Paul wrote (in 1 Corinthians 11:23-24): “I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, "This is my body which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me”. During this simple meal, bread and wine are blessed and shared in remembrance of Jesus Christ. Prayers are said, confession is made and absolution given, the Bible is read and a sermon is also given. Hymns may be sung (sung, or choral, eucharist), or the entire service may be spoken (a said eucharist).

Parish Eucharist

At All Saints’ this is the main service on the first and third Sunday of each month, in which parishioners are invited to gather for the eucharist.

Festival Eucharist

A eucharist for special days in the church calendar.

Morning Worship / Morning Prayer

a service of prayers said at the beginning of the day. Starting the day with prayer was always important to the early Christians and their prayers often invoked the presence of the Trinity - Father, Son and Spirit - to be with them through their often hard toil on the land.

Parish Praise

This is a more informal service held at All Saints in the main church on the second Sunday each month. It consists of songs, hymns, readings and other activities, but does not include Holy Communion.

Sanderstead Light

An informal service for people of all ages, held on the fourth Sunday each month at All Saints. It consists of a wide variety of contemporary Christian Songs, visuals and activities. Simultaneously, a service of Morning Worship takes place in the main church, with readings, prayers and a sermon.

Celtic Worship

Celtic worship is modelled on observances and forms of worship used by believers in ancient Celtic times. It places emphasis on mystical awe of the Divine, and an awareness of the sacred in all places and at all times. God is present with creation, and those who worship seek after good, rather than evil, in all things. Celtic worship is characterised by simplicity, and a blend of traditional music, poetry and meditation. Celtic worship at St Mary's is held at 6.30 pm on the first Sunday of the month.

Fresh Encounters

This service seeks to create an atmosphere where a Fresh Encounter with God is possible for everyone, using readings from the Bible, music, poetry and the visual arts, and also drawing on the varied traditions of the church. Prayers and a led meditation, together with periods of silence, offer participants the opportunity of resting in the presence of God, away from the busyness of everyday life, yet providing strength for the days ahead.

Evening Prayer / Evensong

Evening Prayer is a service of prayers, songs and readings celebrated in the late afternoon or evening. It is also commonly known as Evensong, especially when the service is sung.

Compline

a service of evening prayers traditionally said (or chanted) before retiring for the night.

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