to St Edmund's, Riddlesdown

We Welcome you to St Edmund's

In the heart of Riddlesdown

St Edmund’s is a little over 60 years old and is a dual purpose building, used both as a church and community resource. It’s members are friendly and welcoming and mainly resident in the local community.

Sunday worship is shared with St Antony’s Church with services every week at St Edmund’s at 8am and most weeks at 10am though the fourth Sunday each month the 10am takes place at St Antony’s.

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 Antony’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 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.

Reverend Susan Atkinson-Jones

Upcoming at St Edmund's

Carol Service

St Edmund's
Sunday 22 December 2019 at 3.00 pm

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Regular Service Pattern at St Edmund's

First Sunday

8.00 am Morning Prayer

10.00 am Holy Communion

Second Sunday

8.00 am Holy Communion

10.00 am Morning Worship

Third Sunday

8.00 am Morning Prayer

10.00 am Holy Communion

Fourth Sunday

8.00 am Holy Communion

Fifth Sunday (if applicable)

8.00 am Morning Prayer

10.00 am Holy Communion

Special Services and Information

Christmas worship in the Parish of Sanderstead

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."   

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


St Edmund's Notices

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Parish Events

News from around the Parish

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!


Contact St Edmund's


Thumb susanatkinsonjones Team Vicar, St Antony's and St Edmund's
Rev Susan Atkinson Jones
email susan@sanderstead-parish.org.uk / twitter.com/revsusan5
tel 020 8657 5505


Thumb wendyholt Licensed Reader at St Edmund's
Wendy Holt
email none
tel via Parish Office 020 8657 0665


Thumb paulshipley Parish Administrator
Paul Shipley
email parish.office@sanderstead-parish.org.uk
tel 020 8657 0665

Church Wardens

Thumb chrisbabbs St Edmund's Church Warden and Treasurer, PCC Secretary
Chris Babbs
email chrisbabbsuk@waitrose.com
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.

  • 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)

Finding St Edmund's


St Edmund's Church, Mitchley Avenue, South Croydon, CR2 9HL

By car

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.

By bus

The 412 between West Croydon and Purley runs along Mitchley Avenue.

By train

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 parish.office@sanderstead-parish.org.uk

Hiring St Edmund's Hall


Follow the links below to find out more about the charities that St Edmund's supports.

Christian Aid


Christian aid

The Croydon Refugee Day Centre


Croy refugees

The Purley Food Hub



The Children's Society



Samaritan's Purse - Operation Christmas Child


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St Edmund's Caring Group

Telephone 020 8651 9442

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.

St Edmund's Prayer Group

St Edmund's Prayer Group meets at 9.am. at 48 Brian Avenue on the third Monday of each month. Anyone in the Parish is welcome.

St Edmund's House Group

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 w.m.holt@blueyonder.co.uk We usually meet at, 3, Riding Hill, Sanderstead CR2 9LP.

Mothers' Union

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 rosemary@kempsell.freeserve.co.uk.

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