Welcome to All Saints

Extending God’s Welcome to All. Committed to Grow: in Discipleship, Service & Numbers

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.

Discover All Saints

Upcoming at All Saints

Coffee Pot

All Saints small hall
Friday 24 May 2024 at 10.00 am

Parish Prayers

St Catherine's Aisle
Saturday 25 May 2024 at 9.00 am

Family worship

All Saints
Sunday 26 May 2024 at 9.30 am

Traditional Parish Eucharist

All Saints
Sunday 02 June 2024 at 9.30 am

Parish Eucharist

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Sunday 09 June 2024 at 9.30 am

Messy Church

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Sunday 09 June 2024 at 3.30 pm

Traditional Parish Eucharist for Fathers' Day

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Sunday 16 June 2024 at 9.30 am

Midweek Communion

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Thursday 20 June 2024 at 12.30 pm

Regular pattern of Worship

First Sunday

9.30 am Traditional Parish Eucharist with choir and healing prayer

Second Sunday

9.30 am Parish Eucharist

Third Sunday

9.30 am Traditional Parish Eucharist

Fourth Sunday

8 am Said Communion
9.30 am Parish Eucharist with healing prayer

Fifth Sunday

9.30 am A chance for creative worship

Please see Events list for information

Once or twice a month

Midweek Communion

12.30pm on third Thursday

Prayer meeting

9 am on last Saturday

Communion at Langley Oaks

4 pm on third Tuesday

Special Services and Information


This year's APCM will be held in All Saints Church after the 9.30 service and is open to everyone on the Electoral Roll. We shall (re)elect the Churchwardens for the next 12 months and representatives for the Deanery Synod and PCC.

There are currently 2 vacancies for each body so if you would be interested in applying (or if you would simply like an informal chat about what is involved), please contact the PCC Secretary Dick Hibberd (dccsec@sanderstead-parish.org.uk) or Rev Carol.

Application forms will be available at the back of Church or from the Parish Office from 14th March onwards and formal notices will follow in due course.

Dick Hibberd (Secretary to the PCC) 07775 824 743


As required by the Church Representation Rules, the Electoral Roll is required to be revised for 2024; an official Notice to that effect will be placed on the noticeboards of the Churches and Church Halls as from 2 March 2024.

If you are not already on the Electoral Roll or Parish Directory and wish to be included, please complete the application form/s. Inclusion in the Parish Directory is only available to those on the Electoral Roll, and is optional.

The application forms should be returned to the Parish Office no later than 30 March 2024.

Please contact the Electoral Roll Officer if:

1. you would like a copy of the application form/s, or

2. you wish your name to be removed from the current Electoral Roll or Parish Directory, or

3. you wish to make any amendments to your contact details currently held e.g. change of name, address, telephone, email, or

4. you know of any parishioner or member of the congregation who has passed away or moved out of the parish since April 2023 (and is not now a regular worshipper), or

5. you have any queries.

If anyone on the Electoral Roll wishes to amend their Parish Communication contact details and/or preferences, please contact the Electoral Roll Officer.

Electoral Roll Officer David Chillman 020 8657 7397 (david.chillman@btinternet.com).


Please note that the closing date for applications for the Electoral Roll and Parish Directory is 30 March. (Inclusion in the Parish Directory is only available to those on the Electoral Roll, and is optional).

The application forms are available from the Parish Office or from the back of the Church (on the rack under the tower) and should be returned to the Parish Office by the due date.

If you have any queries, please contact the Electoral Roll Officer (David Chillman T: 020 8657 7397 M: 0787 097 8844 E: david.chillman@btinternet.com).


    The revised Electoral Roll for Spring 2024 will be published on 8 April 2024 and can be viewed on the noticeboards of the Churches and Church Halls until 22 April. 

    If you are unable to view the Roll on the noticeboards and/or if you detect any omissions or other errors on the Roll, please would you contact the Electoral Roll Officer (David Chillman T: 020     8657 7397 M: 0787 097 8844 E: david.chillman@btinternet.com) as soon as possible. Thank you. 

Read the latest edition of the Bridge, southwark.anglican.org/thebridge

Take a virtual tour of All Saints with Rev Jeremy

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

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

Sanderstead Parish News December 2023

05 December 2023

The December edition of Sanderstead Parish News

Sanderstead Parish News October 2023

01 October 2023

The October 2023 edition of Sanderstead Parish News

Sanderstead Parish News

01 September 2023

The first edition of our new parish newsletter


13 April 2023

"As we journey onwards (and upwards), brothers and sisters, I urge you to pray and to join others in praying for the work of God's Spirit within our two church organisations." Read more in the attached...

Grace and peace,
Revd. Carol Bates

Contact All Saints


Rev Jeremy Groombridge
email jeremy@sanderstead-parish.org.uk
tel 020 8668 7795


Safeguarding Officer All Saints
Julie Marsh
email julie.safeguarding@sanderstead-parish.org.uk
tel 020 8651 2109
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 Key Holder, All Saints
Tony Novell
email n/a
tel 07733325789
Caretaker and Groundsman, All Saints
Ben Coburn
email ben.coburn1981@gmail.com
tel 07960299902
Children and Families Support Worker
Sarah Palfrey
email sarah@sanderstead-parish.org.uk
tel 07871243967
Safeguarding Officer All Saints
Katheryn Hewitt
email katheryn.safeguarding@sanderstead-parish.org.uk
tel 020 8651 6308

Church Warden

Church Warden, All Saints
Mike Fixter
email mike.warden@sanderstead-parish.org.uk
tel 07860 615125
Church Warden, All Saints
Susan Thomas
email churchwarden2@sanderstead-parish.org.uk
tel 07870 318366


Organist, All Saints
John Jones
email n/a
Worship Band Co-ordinator
Tony Worthington
email worshipband@sanderstead-parish.org.uk
tel 07860 833409

Finding All Saints


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


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 one of our safeguarding officers:

  • Julie Marsh on 020 8651 2109, email julie.safeguarding@sanderstead-parish.org.uk or
  • Katheryn Hewitt on 020 8651 6308, email katheryn.safeguarding@sanderstead-parish.org.uk or
  • The Diocesan Safeguarding Team
  • Pamela Chisholm on 020 7939 9423 / 07982 279713, email pamela.chisholm@southwark.anglican.org or
  • Louise Vernon 020 7939 9462 / 07946 255622, email louise.vernon@southwark.anglican.org or
  • Out of hours 020 3874 6743 or
  • If very urgent 999

The Southwark Diocese Manual ‘A Safe Church’ is kept at the back of All Saints’ Church under the Bell Tower or online at https://southwark.anglican.org/safeguarding/diocesan-policies-procedures/

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)


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

Purley Food Hub




Mothers Union


International Needs


The Children's Society


The Croydon Refugee Day Centre


Croydon Zimbabwe Link


Get Involved at All Saints

Home Groups

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. Home 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 the Parish Office 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 Saints, St Antony's and St Mary's Sanderstead. 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 and other regular events. Contact mensgroup@sanderstead-parish.org.uk. Check the events list for more information about our special outings.


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.


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.

Messy Church

Especially for little ones and their families to have fun together. Held monthly one Sunday afternoon of the month at 3.30pm. With crafts, Bible stories, songs, tea and chat. Check the events list for future dates. More details from children@sanderstead-parish.org.uk.

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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