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 Arnold 8657 4695.
We are happy to confirm that All Saints’ have now qualified for the Silver Award from Eco church. This is very good news and is in recognition of all the hard work being put in by many people to ensure that the environment features strongly in the life and worship of All Saints. It is a prestigious achievement as there appear to be only two other churches in the Southwark diocese who have achieved silver status - St John's Waterloo and interestingly St Mary's Sanderstead. Good to see our local area taking the environment so seriously!
We are continuing to encourage everyone to re-use and recycle and the following is a list of items currently collected:
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.
Home 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 Home 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. Visit the Sanderstead MU page for local news and our current programme. 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.
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. 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.
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. Come along for coffee and a chat.
Singing, crafts, Bible stories, cakes and fun for primary school age children and their families. One Sunday afternoon a month at 3 pm. Please 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.
Weekly walks on a Wednesday, monthly curries on the third Thursday and occasional other outings. Contact Trevor Hewitt 07719 010112, or Dick Hibberd, 07775 824743 or Tony Robinson, 07714 837318. Check the events list for more information about our special outings.
Toddler groups run in All Saints Halls during term times on Tuesday and Friday mornings. Please contact the Parish Office for more details.
Keep an eye on our events list for more fundraising and social activities.