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.
Please see Events list for information
12.30pm on third Thursday
9 am on last Saturday
4 pm on third Tuesday
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.
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
CHURCH ELECTORAL ROLL & DIRECTORY REVISION SPRING 2024
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 (email@example.com
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The December edition of Sanderstead Parish News
The October 2023 edition of Sanderstead Parish News
The first edition of our new parish newsletter
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
Rev Jeremy Groombridge
tel 020 8668 7795
Priest in charge
Rev Carol Bates
tel 020 8657 1366
tel 020 8657 0665
Safeguarding Officer All Saints
tel 020 8657 4087
tel 020 8657 0665
Caretaker and Key Holder, All Saints
Caretaker and Groundsman, All Saints
Children and Families Support Worker
Church Warden, All Saints
tel 07860 615125
Church Warden, All Saints
tel 07870 318366
Organist, All Saints
Onslow Gardens, Sanderstead, CR2 9AB
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.
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.
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 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:
Key helpline information
All Saints actively supports a number of Christian charities, through prayer, raising awareness and a variety of fund raising activities.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Weekly walks on a Wednesday and other regular events. Contact email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Visit our Children's Page for all the activities for Children in Sanderstead Parish.
Two toddler groups are held in the Church Halls on Tuesday and Friday mornings. Please contact the Parish Office email@example.com for details.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.