We welcome you to the Church of St Antony’s, Wentworth Way. We celebrated our 60 Anniversary in September 2017. The church has been newly refurbished following storm damage in 2013 and we welcome new members, new ideas and new friends. We are small church which would like to grow - do join us!
Services are currently held on the fourth Sunday each month and on other Sundays worship is shared with St Edmund’s Church, Riddlesdown. T4U meets twice a month; on the third Monday we hold communion where worship is shared and followed by tea and cakes.
Most recently the worshipping community focussed on ‘faith‘ and ways to share our faith through ‘Faith Pictures’. This gave us the opportunity to join together with St Edmund’s Church and share our views of what faith means.
Links with the local community particularly matter to us and currently the church is regularly used by local community groups including a Dance studio, Karate, and a daily Pre-School. We would like to extend our links further with the community and should you be interested in using the Church Hall then please get in touch with the Parish Office.
It has been announced that Rev Susan will be moving on from the Parish at the end of the year:
"The Bishop of Rochester is pleased to announce that the Reverend Susan Atkinson-Jones is to be appointed the next Priest-in-Charge (Vicar-designate) of St Mary's Green Street Green with All Souls', Pratt's Bottom.
Susan has been Team Vicar in Sanderstead Team Ministry since 2005.
Please pray for Susan as she prepares to move to Green Street Green in the autumn. A date for her licensing has still to be confirmed, but is expected to take place in December."
Cream teas at St Antony's, July 2019 were enjoyed on a sunny day after a rainy start. We enjoyed delicious refreshments, were tested by quizzes and some of us played games as well.
Pet Service at St Antony's Sunday 23rd June at 3.30pm
“A fun time was had by all present. There was a rousing rendition of “Old man Noah had an ark” and stories were told of the love and companionship we enjoy with our pets.”
At this time of year we think of those who plough and sow and reap....
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....
"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 Vicar, St Antony's and St Edmund's
Rev Susan Atkinson Jones
email firstname.lastname@example.org / twitter.com/revsusan5
tel 020 8657 5505
St Antony's Church Warden
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tel 020 8657 0665
St Antony's Church, Wentworth Way, South Croydon, CR2 9EW
Please contact the Parish Office, tel 020 8657 0665, Email email@example.com
St Antony's 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 Rev Susan Atkinson-Jones on 020 8657 5505 or Gill Tobin our Safeguarding Officer on 020 8651 1175.
St Antony's is on Wentworth Way in Hamsey Green, which is a turning off the B269, Limpsfield Road and close to the junction with Tithepit Shaw Lane. Please park thoughtfully on nearby roads.
The church is 1/6 mile from the 403 bus stop in Hamsey Green, at the end of Clyde Avenue.
St Antony's is approx 2 miles from Sanderstead Station, which is on the 403 bus route. Or approx 1 mile uphill from stations at Whyteleafe, on the Caterham line, and Upper Warlingham, on the East Grinstead line.
The Women’s Group’ (WSG) meets regularly; both to ‘learn more’ from regular speakers and also as a social group, occasionally going out for a meal together. New members of all ages are most welcome. Contact Barbara on 020 8657 5239, firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Sanderstead Parish Mothers' Union includes members from all four churches in the parish. Click here for the current programme. For more information please contact Rosemary Kempsell, 020 8657 0482, email email@example.com.
St Antony's actively supports a number of Christian charities, through prayer, raising awareness and a variety of fund raising activities.