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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


"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

APCM 30th April 16 March 2023

DCC and Deanery Synod nominations and Electoral Roll applications

Electoral Roll 2023 17 February 2023


The Bridge December 2022 16 December 2022

The Diocesan newspaper, The Bridge is available online.

The Bridge November 2022 09 November 2022

Southwark Diocesan Newspaper, The Bridge is available online

Autumn Parish Newsletter 2022 29 October 2022

Including photos taken at the licensing service of our new Rector, the Revd Carol Bates

Summer Newsletter 2022 20 July 2022

"The joy of the Lord is my strength"

Spring Newsletter 16 April 2022

"Lord, you are our God"  2 Chronicles 14:13 

Let us rejoice - for He is risen indeed! The gloom of Lent, and everything else that is going wrong in our world, will be outshone by the glorious resurrection of our Saviour, Jesus Christ. 

Keep In Touch newsletter, March 2022 04 March 2022

We welcome Lent and Spring, and include prayers for Ukraine

Keep In Touch newsletter - Farewell to the Greenfields 25 January 2022

"I know who holds the future, and He'll guide me with His hand"

Keep In Touch newsletter November 2021 06 November 2021

Christians are people of hope

Keep In Touch newsletter - October 2021 10 October 2021

Come near to God and he will come near to you.


Living as Christians in a complex world 22 August 2021

Home group study sessions for autumn 2021

Keep In Touch Newsletter 7th August 07 August 2021 Do not give up doing good, but 'stand firm'!
Keep in Touch Newsletter June 2021 28 June 2021

"Everyone will know that you are my disciples if you love one another"

Proclaiming Jesus, Changing lives, Serving our community 19 June 2021

Vision and Mission

Keep In Touch Newsletter May 2021 20 May 2021

Serve one another in love

Update for Spring 2021 02 May 2021

Meeting together as a Church Family

Keep In Touch Easter Newsletter 27 March 2021

Christ is risen! He is risen indeed, Hallelujah!!!

National Day of Reflection March 23 23 March 2021

The Prime Minister has called on the country to mark Tuesday 23 March, the anniversary of the first lockdown, as a National Day of Reflection

Mark for Lent 9 22 March 2021

A study of the Gospel of Mark for Lent 2021.

Week beginning 22 March.

Mark for Lent 8 17 March 2021

A study of the Gospel of Mark for Lent 2021.

March 17th, 18th and 19th.

Mark for Lent 7 15 March 2021

A study of the Gospel of Mark for Lent 2021

Week beginning March 15th

Mark for Lent 6 08 March 2021

A study of the Gospel of Mark for Lent. 

Week beginning March 8th. Mark chapter 6 

Mark for Lent 5 04 March 2021

A study of the Gospel of Mark for Lent.

4th March. Mark Ch 4 v 35 - 41. Who is this whom wind and waves obey?

5th March. Mark ch 5 v 25 - 34. A sick woman finds healing.

Mark for Lent 4 01 March 2021

A study for Lent.

1st March. Mark ch 3 v 31 - 35 The new family

2nd March. Mark ch 4 v 21 - 25 Strong Sayings

3rd March. Mark ch 4 v 30 - 34 The Mustard Seed Parable

Keep in Touch newsletter for Lent 2021 27 February 2021

Keep in Touch Newsletter February 2021

Mark for Lent 3 25 February 2021

Study for Lent Mark ch 2 v 1-12. Theme of Opposition

Mark for Lent 2 22 February 2021

Study for Lent 2021. Mark for Lent 2. Mark 1 v 40 - 45. Jesus cleanses a leper.

Mark for Lent 1 19 February 2021

Introduction and first 2 studies

Mark for Lent 2021 11 February 2021

Readings for Lent 2021

Bishop of Southwark's Lent Call 2021 28 January 2021

Lent Call

Home Group Studies 20 January 2021

Notes and videos for home group studies on the Psalms

Keep in Touch Newsletter January 2021 02 January 2021

Keep in Touch Newsletter for January 2021

Keep in Touch Newsletter December 2020 02 December 2020

Keep in Touch Newsletter for Christmas

Christingle 28 November 2020

Christingle online on 13 December

Remembrance Sunday 08 November 2020

Remembrance Sunday

Pastoral Letter from Bishop Christopher 05 November 2020

Letter from the Bishop of Southwark

Keep in Touch Newsletter no 11 01 November 2020

Find something positive in these difficult times, read about autumn and harvest and more...

Letter from Paraguay 26 September 2020

From the Hawksbees

Tanzanian Development Trust 26 September 2020

News from Tanzania

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

Keep in Touch Newsletter no 8 15 July 2020

Back to Church Survey

Keep In Touch Newsletter No.7 19 June 2020

“Be still, and know that I am God.


Pentecost messages from the Bishops 30 May 2020

Messages of encouragement from the Bishop of Croydon and the Bishop of Southwark

Keep In Touch Newsletter No.6 29 May 2020

Pentecost and "Return to Church?"

Children and Families Pastor: Sanderstead Parish 26 May 2020

Are you excited and passionate about seeing children and families come to know Jesus?

Keep In Touch Newsletter No.5 12 May 2020

VE Day Special Edition, and 'Choosing to feed the right horse'.... 

Keep In Touch Newsletter No. 4 24 April 2020

Be kind and tender-hearted…

Keep In Touch Newsletter No. 3 10 April 2020

"Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again."

At this Easter season, we can join together virtually in worship and fellowship... 

Stations of the Cross 07 April 2020

Contact Rev Jeremy for a presentation of the Stations of the Cross service on Powerpoint or Keynote.

Keep In Touch Newsletter No. 2 02 April 2020

...children have been encouraged to draw pictures of rainbows and put them on display outside their houses or in their windows.  What better symbol of hope and a reminder of God’s reassurance than that picture which he gave to Noah after the flood?  

Read more here...

Keep In Touch Newsletter No. 1 24 March 2020

Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life.... 

I believe firmly that we should be reliant on God - rather than self-reliant - this aspect of relinquishing control does also mean living on the edge each day as we wait to see what God has in store for us, moment by moment.

Read more here...

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Guidance 21 March 2020

Latest News


"Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you". (1 Peter 5:7)

Pastoral Care during the coronavirus pandemice 20 March 2020

During these difficult days, while we cannot meet face to face, it is very important for us all to stay connected with each other.

We need clean hands and open hearts to tackle the coronavirus 12 March 2020

Advice from Rev Arun Arora, Vicar of St Nicholas Church Durham

Team Newsletter March 2020 01 March 2020

In James 4:2 we read these words: “You do not have because you do not ask God.”  And in 1 John 5, we read: “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us...

Team Newsletter February 2020 02 February 2020

Will we choose to follow Jesus? 

Read more here....

Team Newsletter January 2020 12 January 2020

The beginning of a New Year is a good time to "re-boot". There's nothing wrong with saying to God that we've got ourselves into a bit of a bind, and inviting him to help us make a new start.... A very Happy New Year to all.

Revd Jeremy Groombridge

Read more.....

Team Newsletter December 2019 01 December 2019

"Born that man no more may die"

I wonder, have you found this wonderful hope yet? Have you experienced the love of God in Jesus? Come and join in our carols and worship this Christmas. There’s something for young and old. Let’s bring our thanks to Jesus for defeating death and bringing us life.

A Happy Christmas to you all.
Martin Greenfield

Remembrance Sunday 10 November 2019

Service sheet, All Saints

Remembrance 2019 10 November 2019

Remembrance Sunday 2019 - photos at St. Edmunds

Team Newsletter November 2019 03 November 2019

Let's put aside our worries... and let's use this month to bring forth much fruit!

Home Group Study notes 4 21 October 2019

Study notes for Home Groups - The Holy Spirit

Team Newsletter October 2019 29 September 2019

"Lord, you have always been our home".

Harvest at St Antony's 22 September 2019

A Harvest service at St Antony's

St Edmund's Caring Group at Titsey Place 04 September 2019

Volunteers and clients of St Edmund's care group visited Titsey Place

Team Newsletter September 2019 01 September 2019

At this time of year we think of those who plough and sow and reap....

Rev Susan Atkinson-Jones has a new appointment 04 August 2019
Team Newsletter July 2019 30 June 2019

Jeremy writes about VICTORY....

“We are more than conquerors through him who loved us” says Paul in Romans 8:37.   I’ve just been watching a programme featuring Canon Andrew White (the   Vicar of Baghdad) who makes this his theme almost everywhere he goes.  Few have known more than he the trials and tribulations of ministry in the most extreme of environments - yet he remains positive, joyful and calm constantly quoting those wonderful words....


Team Newsletter June 2019 02 June 2019

"Prayer"   As followers of Jesus Christ, are we praying as he instructed? "Father, Thy Kingdom come."  This time, between Ascension-tide and Pentecost, is a time for focussed prayer. All Saints will be open on Wed 5th and Thurs 6th June, 9am - 8pm, with 'prayer stations' to help us pray, (and other Sanderstead churches will be open for prayer too, see pages 3-5) ..... I really do hope that many will take time out of busy lives to come and pray. Let's not imagine we have to be experts; let's just do what Jesus asked - pray! It works.

Team Newsletter May 2019 05 May 2019

"Unity" In the Acts of the Apostles (Chapter 4 v 32) we read that, ‘all the believers were one in heart and mind.’

Team Newsletter April 2019 31 March 2019

"Prayer, like our Lenten journey, is truly "the heart in pilgrimage". That journey takes us through times of darkness and pain, but ultimately transposes into a different tune of the "softness, and peace, and joy, and love, and bliss" which we experience on Easter Sunday. May God bless you all as you continue your journey..."

Team Newsletter March 2019 03 March 2019

“You are dust and to dust you shall return”  
Can life begin… when we’re getting older?

Team Newsletter February 2019 03 February 2019

Winter, February Blues, Depression, Not alone, and more...….

Team Newsletter January 2019 06 January 2019

Our Bishops have recently asked us to pray for "more generosity and grace amongst those with differing views, so that there might be stability and peace in place of angry words and bad temper."

Live Streaming of Services from St Edmund's 02 December 2018 St Edmund's live
Team Newsletter December 2018 02 December 2018

The Gift

"Mild He lay His glory by, Born that man no more may die; Born to raise the sons of earth, Born to give them second birth."

A Happy Christmas to you all!

Trial of New Worship Patterns 26 November 2018

Trial of New Worship Patterns in 2019

Team Newsletter November '18 04 November 2018

"Lord for the years, we bring our thanks today...."

Christmas Day lunch 14 October 2018

The Sanderstead parish Christmas Day lunch is on!

Team Newsletter October 2018 07 October 2018

"There....but not there"

Changes to Sunday services in 2019 25 September 2018

Our strategic priority is Children and Families

Scallywags 20 September 2018

Scallywags, Toddler group at St Edmund's    

Team Newsletter September 2018 02 September 2018

A Call to Prayer...

Review of the Sanderstead Team 25 July 2018

Review of the Sanderstead Team

Team Newsletter July 2018 01 July 2018

"Your community needs you!"  Read more on page 7.

Photography and Worship 26 June 2018

Calling all budding photographers!

Team Newsletter June 2018 03 June 2018
May Team Newsletter 06 May 2018
Men's Group outing 22 April 2018

All Saints' outing to Bletchley Park

APCM 22 April 2018 07 April 2018

Annual Parochial Church Meeting papers

April Team Newsletter 01 April 2018
Good Friday at St Antony's 30 March 2018

Good Friday Children's Activities

March Team Newsletter 04 March 2018
February Team Newsletter 04 February 2018
January Team Newsletter 07 January 2018
Update on reordering All Saints 05 January 2018

Reordering update JAN 2018

Christmas Lunch at All Saints 25 December 2017

Greatly enjoyed by all

December Team Newsletter 03 December 2017

The theme of this month's newsletter is 'Emmanuel - God with us'. May you know Him with you this month.

Christmas in Sanderstead 27 November 2017

Churches Together in Sanderstead Christmas Services

November Team Newsletter 05 November 2017
Green Team Reflection 28 October 2017

We have a Green Team because the environment matters. A reflection on what we can and should do for nature. By Richard Bird

News from the Hawksbees in Paraguay 19 October 2017

Read the latest news from Chris and Alison Hawksbees, our mission partners in Paraguay

Harvest at St Antony's 15 October 2017

St Antony's Harvest competition

October Team Newsletter 01 October 2017
Rev Louise Ellis 27 September 2017

Louise is licensed to her new parish, Lilliput in Dorset

News from the Green Team 23 September 2017

The Green Team has a new display in All Saints and has produced some useful information about recycling.

St Antony's 60th Celebration 17 September 2017

St Antony's celebrates 60 years serving the people of Hamsey Green

Win Collis 13 September 2017

We say goodbye to Win as she moves to a new home.

September Team Newsletter 03 September 2017

September's Team Newsletter

August Team Newsletter 06 August 2017

Sanderstead Team Newsletter

Letter from the Hawksbees 26 July 2017

Our Mission Partners in Paraguay

St Antony's Community Day 18 July 2017

A community day to celebrate St Antony's 60th anniversary

Team July Newsletter 02 July 2017
June Team Newsletter 28 May 2017

Sanderstead Team Newsletter June.

Team Newsletter 07 May 2017

Your NEW monthly Team Newsletter

News from Pastor Patrick in Kenya 21 April 2017

Thanks to All Saints for gifts and prayers.

St Antony's Good Friday Activities 14 April 2017

Easter Activities on Good Friday at St Antony's

Palm Sunday 09 April 2017

Palm Sunday celebration

All Saints April Newsletter 02 April 2017

Monthly Newsletter with all the news from All Saints Church

Hawksbees' letter March 2017 21 March 2017

A letter from our mission partners in Paraquay, Chris and Alison Hawksbee

Spring Cleaning All Saints 17 March 2017

Getting ready for Easter

All Saints March Newsletter 05 March 2017

In this months newsletter: A letter from Jeremy, a re-ordering update, information about fairtrade fortnight, upcoming events and more!

Bishop of Southwark's Lent Call 01 March 2017

The theme for this year's Lent Call is "I was hungry... I was thirsty"

Pastor Patrick in Kenya 01 March 2017

Pastor Patrick's visit to All Saints, 19th February

Eco Sunday 05 February 2017

Celebrating Eco Sunday with a Green Communion

All Saints February Newsletter 05 February 2017

In this month's newsletter: A letter from Martin, church and community events, information from the green team, and information from Tanzania Development Trust.

St Antony's Patronal Festival 22 January 2017

St Antony's Celebrates 60 years.

All Saints January Newsletter 08 January 2017

All Saints' monthly newsletter

Christmas Lunch 2016 25 December 2016

Christmas Day lunch in the parish

Christmas and ADVENTure 2016 20 December 2016 Christmas in Sanderstead Parish
December Newsletter 01 December 2016

Parish News for December 2016

News from the Green Team 29 November 2016

Collecting egg boxes

November Newsletter 03 November 2016

News and events in November 2016

Family Fun in October 23 October 2016

At our family fun hour in October we learned about Abraham and Sarah

October Newsletter 29 September 2016

Events in October

25 years a Reader 04 September 2016

Wendy Holt celebrates 25 years as a Reader

St Antony's Altar 01 September 2016

A new altar for St Antony's

All Saints September Newsletter 01 September 2016

September Newsletter

Croydon Zimbabwe Link 01 September 2016

Prayer pointers September 2016

Newsletter Aug 2016 23 August 2016

August newsletter

News from All Saints 10 August 2016 Events coming up
Faith Pictures 01 August 2016

Feedback from the Faith Pictures Course 

The All Saints Walk, May 2016 21 May 2016

Pictures from the All Saints Walk on Riddlesdown