St Edmund’s is a little over 60 years old and is a dual purpose building, used both as a church and community resource. There are currently no regular services at St Edmund's.
Links with the local community particularly matter to us and currently the church is regularly used by local community groups including a 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.
St Edmund’s Caring Group is a group of volunteers who are available to help the people of Riddlesdown in a variety of ways including shopping, transport – especially for medical appointments, befriending etc. If you live in Riddlesdown and need help or would like to volunteer please contact the Caring group on 020 8651 9442.
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."
Live Streaming of St Edmund's Services.
Follow Rev Susan's twitter feed twitter.com/revsusan5 to watch the services streamed live.
15 September - Holy Communion, Wendy Holt, Reader preacher.
27 October - Holy Communion at St Antony's
10 November - Act of Remembrance
10 November - Morning Worship
17 November - Patronal Festival
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
Sanderstead Parish is looking for a new Children and Families' Pastor to carry on the work with young families.
"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.
Remembrance Sunday 2019 - photos at St. Edmunds
Licensed Reader at St Edmund's
tel via Parish Office 020 8657 0665
tel 020 8657 0665
St Edmund's Church Warden and Treasurer, PCC Secretary
tel 020 8668 2775
St Edmund'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 Julia Rider our Safeguarding Officer on 020 8651 6493.
St Edmund's Church, Mitchley Avenue, South Croydon, CR2 9HL
St Edmunds is on the A2022, Mitchley Avenue, between Lower Barn Road and Copthorne Rise. Free on-street parking is available nearby. Please park thoughtfully.
The 412 between West Croydon and Purley runs along Mitchley Avenue.
Riddlesdown Station on the East Grinsted line from Victoria and East Croydon, is a 6 minute walk (approx 1/3 mile) from St Edmund’s along Lower Barn Road.
Please contact the Parish Office, tel 020 8657 0665, Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow the links below to find out more about the charities that St Edmund's supports.
St Edmund's Caring Group has been helping the people of Riddlesdown since the 1970s. Founded by members of St Edmund's church, the group offers support to All who live in the Riddlesdown Community, and is a member of Croydon Neighbourhood Care Association.
Our volunteers provide support in a variety of ways; transport to medical appointments, lunch clubs, supermarket or hairdresser. We will also do shopping for residents who are unable to do so themselves, and we can visit people who are housebound.
In 2010 our volunteers helped with some 700 jobs, including transport to 240 medical appointments.
Most of the requests we receive are for transport or visiting. We are very keen for more volunteers to join us, particularly people who can drive and are available during the day. We have a rota system for regular requests. such as shopping or physiotherapy appointments. but most jobs are one-off appointments. Volunteers are asked only to undertake tasts that they are comfortable with. We have no stipulation as to how often volunteers help; we are grateful for any time that they can spare - weekly, fortnightly, monthly.
St Edmund's Caring Group shares an office with Sanderstead Neighbourhood Care. The phone line is manned between 10am and 12 noon, Monday to Friday. Outside these hours you can leave a message on the answerphone.
If you think you might need support please telephone the St Edmund's Caring group number, 020 8651 9442, to register.
If you are interested in joining our team of volunteers we would very much like to hear from you. Please Contact 020 8651 9442.
The St.Edmund’s House group meets fortnightly apart from Lent. Membership is open, although we started as a St. Edmund’s group we have been joined by others, including a Catholic friend. For more information or if you would like to join, please contact Wendy Holt, Tel 0208657 6827- email email@example.com We usually meet at, 3, Riding Hill, Sanderstead CR2 9LP.