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

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

Services that vary from the regular pattern at St Edmund's and St Antony's in April, May and June 2017


Fourth Sunday 23 April - Holy Communion at St Edmund's

Fifth Sunday 30 April - 10 am Holy Communion followed by APCM at All Saints


Second Sunday 14 May - 10 am Morning Worship

Third Sunday 21 May - 10 am Holy Communion with Bishop David Atkinson

Fourth Sunday 28 May - 8 am Morning Prayer


First Sunday 4 June - 8 am Holy Communion

Second Sunday 11 June - 10 am Morning Worship

Third Sunday 18 June - 10 am Holy Communion

St Edmund's Notices

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Parish Events

Annual Parochial Church Meeting

All Saints

Sunday 30 April 2017 at 11:45 AM Info blueback12 8e9cdec1af03cab0905c36072018c96f92c3f686054093a7c396a31f30a69e82

Workshop to help children stay safe from drugs

Christ Church, Purley

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Talk by Joy Gadsby

St Catherine's Aisle, All Saints

Monday 08 May 2017 at 08:00 PM Info blueback12 8e9cdec1af03cab0905c36072018c96f92c3f686054093a7c396a31f30a69e82

Quiz Night

All Saints

Saturday 13 May 2017 at 07:00 PM Info blueback12 8e9cdec1af03cab0905c36072018c96f92c3f686054093a7c396a31f30a69e82

Christian Aid Week

Throughout Parish

Sunday 14 May 2017 at 09:00 AM Info blueback12 8e9cdec1af03cab0905c36072018c96f92c3f686054093a7c396a31f30a69e82

Sanderstead Bible Week

All Saints

Monday 14 August 2017 at 03:00 PM Info blueback12 8e9cdec1af03cab0905c36072018c96f92c3f686054093a7c396a31f30a69e82

Sanderstead Bible Week

All Saints

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Sanderstead Bible Week continues

All Saints

Tuesday 15 August 2017 at 03:00 PM Info blueback12 8e9cdec1af03cab0905c36072018c96f92c3f686054093a7c396a31f30a69e82

Parish Weekend away


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News from around the Parish

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


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
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


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.

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


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The Croydon Refugee Day Centre


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The Purley Food Hub


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The Children's Society


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Samaritan's Purse - Operation Christmas Child


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Get Involved at St Edmund's

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 7 Borrowdale Drive on the third Monday of each month. Anyone in the Parish is welcome. Tel. 8657 1608. Win Collis

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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