Welcome to All Saints

We seek to Extend God’s Welcome to All!

People have been coming to All Saints church in Sanderstead for over 800 years to meet with God. Of course, over the years many things have changed, but one remains the same: at the heart of church life is Jesus Christ, God’s Son, who gave his life by dying on the cross so that all might be forgiven and enjoy eternal life.

This good news is for everyone without exception. Do take a few moments to read more about activities for both children and adults.

Rev Canon Martin Greenfield

Discover All Saints

Upcoming at All Saints

Parish Eucharist

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Sunday 01 November 2020 at 9.30 am

Remembrance Service

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Sunday 08 November 2020 at 10.30 am

Children's Remembrance Service

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Sunday 08 November 2020 at 10.30 am

Midweek Holy Communion

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Thursday 12 November 2020 at 12.30 pm

Parish Eucharist

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Sunday 15 November 2020 at 9.30 am

Parish Eucharist

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Sunday 22 November 2020 at 9.30 am

Sanderstead Light

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Sunday 29 November 2020 at 9.30 am

Midweek Holy Communion

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Thursday 10 December 2020 at 12.30 pm

Regular pattern of Worship

First Sunday

9.30 am Holy Communion with choir

Second Sunday

9.30 am Parish Praise

Third Sunday

9.30 am Holy Communion with choir

Fourth Sunday if not the last

9.30 am Holy Communion with choir

Last Sunday

Once a month

Midweek Communion

12.30pm on 2nd Thursday

2.30pm on 4th Thursday at St Antony's

Prayer meeting

9 am on Last Saturday on "Zoom"

Special Services and Information

Sunday Services in Church will continue at 9.30am until further notice. For track and trace purposes, please sign up in advance using the sign up links or call the Parish Office on 020 8657 0665 by midday on the preceding Thursday.

Support All Saints by sponsoring the church floodlighting. Celebrate a special event by sponsoring the church floodlighting for a week or more, with the opportunity for a mention in the church notices and the monthly newsletter. Suggested donations £20 in the winter months and £15 in the summer. Floodlighting sponsorship form

THE FUTURE OF ST EDMUND’S CHURCH

On 27th August the Sanderstead Parochial Church Council agreed, by a decisive majority, to transfer St Edmund’s building and a limited number of roads to the parish of St James’s, Riddlesdown. The bulk of St Edmund’s District, including Riddlesdown Collegiate, will remain in the parish of Sanderstead. After comparing the financial needs and resources of the two parishes, it has also been agreed that St Edmund’s funds, apart from a small percentage for immediate needs, should remain in Sanderstead to help with our Mission here.

Continued, and growing, co-operation between the parishes in Sanderstead, Riddlesdown and Hamsey Green is at the heart of the agreement, with each parish being able to use the others’ buildings and facilities if required.

The future management of St Edmund’s Caring Group will be the subject of separate discussions.

We are getting on with both the formal and practical aspects of the transfer. We hope to be able to complete the practical aspects sooner than the formal legal ones, which (this being the Church of England!) are inevitably going to take some time. The PCC  agreementlegislates for this eventuality.

I am convinced that this is the best solution for the Mission of the Church in the wider area and,specifically, for our Mission in the parish of Sanderstead, despite the restrictions caused by COVID-19.

Canon Martin Greenfield, Rector

Online donations are now possible through the website. Please click the donate button. 

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All Saints Notices

Older notices

Parish Events

News from around the Parish

Tanzanian Development Trust

26 September 2020

News from Tanzania

Letter from Paraguay

26 September 2020

From the Hawksbees

Keep In Touch Newsletter No.10

25 September 2020

Come and celebrate Harvest at All Saints - read more in the newsletter....

Keep In Touch Newsletter No.9

30 August 2020

Let us encourage one another

Contact All Saints

Clergy

Team Rector
Rev Canon Martin Greenfield
email rector@sanderstead-parish.org.uk
tel 020 8657 1366
Assistant Priest
Rev Jeremy Groombridge
email jeremy@sanderstead-parish.org.uk
tel 020 8668 7795
Children and Families Pastor
Chris Newman
email chris.r.newman85@gmail.com
tel 07514 373244

Southwark Pastoral Auxiliary

Southwark Pastoral Auxiliary
Gerie Knights
email via Parish Office
tel 020 8657 0665
Pastoral Co-ordinator All Saints
Sandra Groombridge
email sandragroombridge@aol.com
tel 020 8668 7795

Administrators

Parish Administrator
Paul Shipley
email parish.office@sanderstead-parish.org.uk
tel 020 8657 0665
Rector's Assistant
Rosanne Morris
email admin@sanderstead-parish.org.uk
tel 020 8657 0665
Caretaker and Groundsman, All Saints
Ben Coburn
email ben.coburn1981@gmail.com
tel 07960299902
Pastoral Co-ordinator All Saints
Sandra Groombridge
email sandragroombridge@aol.com
tel 020 8668 7795
Caretaker and Key Holder, All Saints
Tony Novell
email n/a
tel 07733325789

Church Warden

Church Warden, All Saints
Lynne Davison
email churchwarden@sanderstead-parish.org.uk
tel 020 8407 1565
Church Warden, All Saints
Mike Fixter
email mike.warden@sanderstead-parish.org.uk
tel 07860 615125

Musicians

Organist, All Saints
John Jones
email n/a
tel 01883 347367

Finding All Saints

Address

Onslow Gardens, Sanderstead, CR2 9AB

By car

All Saints is on the corner of Onslow Gardens and Addington Road on the A2022 in Sanderstead. There is a car park beside the church and free parking in nearby roads. Please park thoughtfully.

By bus

All Saints is close to bus stops on the 403 route between West Croydon and Warlingham, the 412 route between West Croydon and Purley and the 359 between New Addington and Purley.

By train

All Saints is approx 1.3 miles uphill from Sanderstead, Purley Oaks and Riddlesdown stations. The 403 bus route runs close to Sanderstead station, and is 1/4 mile from Purley Oaks. The 412 bus route runs 1/4 mile from Riddlesdown

All Saints Halls

Safeguarding

All Saints follows Southwark Diocese Safeguarding Policies, Procedures and Guidelines set out in their Manual entitled A Safe Church. Should you have a concern about safeguarding, please immediately contact our safeguarding officer:

  • Margaret Quiney on 020 8657 4087 or
  • The Rector, Rev'd Canon Martin Greenfield on 020 8657 1366 or
  • The Diocesan Safeguarding Team on 020 7939 9423 or
  • If very urgent 999

Key helpline information

  • NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about a child
  • Child-line: 0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything
  • National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse
  • Samaritans Helpline: 116 123 (open 24 hours). Phone if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to
  • Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 080 8808 8141 ( free phone Monday to Friday 9- 5pm)

Charities

All Saints actively supports a number of Christian charities, through prayer, raising awareness and a variety of fund raising activities.

Christian Aid

www.christianaid.org.uk

Tanzania Development Trust

www.tanzdevtrust.org

The Children's Society

www.childrenssociety.org.uk

The Croydon Refugee Day Centre

www.croydonrefugeedaycentre.co.uk

Croydon Zimbabwe Link

www.croydonzimbabwelink.org.uk/

Get Involved at All Saints

House Groups

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 jeremy@sanderstead-parish.org.uk if you would like to join a house group or for more information.

Green Team

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.

Mothers' Union

Sanderstead Parish Mothers' Union includes members from all four churches in the parish. We meet for a varied programme of talks and acitivities monthly, and unite with regular prayer and a nmonthly communion service. Please contact the Parish Office parish.office@sanderstead-parish.org.uk for more information.

Men's Group

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.

Choir

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 parish.office@sanderstead-parish.org.uk Tel: 0208 657 0665.

Handbells

Two Teams of handbell ringers are based at All Saints. The SAS ringers, who rehearse on a Monday evening, and the 2 O'Clock Bells, who rehearse on Monday afternoon - at 2 o'clock! Both teams would welcome new members who can commit to regular practices. Please also enquire of the teams if you would like to hear us play. More details can be found on our website - www.sandersteadbells.org.uk

Activities for Children

Visit our Children's Page for all the activities for Children in Sanderstead Parish.

Toddler Groups

Two toddler groups are held in the Church Halls on Tuesday and Friday mornings. Please contact the Parish Office parish.office@sanderstead-parish.org.uk for details.

Family Fun

Especially for little ones and their families to have fun together. Held monthly one Sunday afternoon of the month at 3pm. With crafts, Bible stories, songs, tea and chat. More details from Emma Greenfield children@sanderstead-parish.org.uk, 020 8657 1366.

Coffee Pot

Coffee, Cake and Company, Onslow Gardens, Meet and Mingle, everyone’s invited. Alternate Fridays, 10 till 12, All Saints Small Hall. See events list for dates.

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