The church here is an inclusive, warm and human community, enriched by many people of all ages from 0 – 90+! As a parish church we are here for everyone in the area, both week by week and at special moments in life. We offer excellent provision for children and young families, and new facilities accessible for all. Our common life is centred on the Sunday morning 11am Eucharist through which we are fed to follow Jesus and to be God’s people in the world. Music, especially choral music, plays an important part in our worship. But we are not here just for Sundays. There are regular opportunities to pray and to act together, to learn more about the Christian faith, and to socialise.
Find us next to the beautiful Wettern Tree Garden on Purley Oaks Road / Beech Avenue. St Mary’s is a hidden treasure in the suburban streets, offering nourishment for body, mind and spirit. Whatever stage you are at in your journey of life and faith, you are welcome here.
For enquiries about booking St Mary’s Church Hall or Oclee room, please contact our administrator, on 020 8657 9232, email@example.com.
St Antony's 60th Anniversary Service. Join the parish celebration for 60 years of St Antony's. Bishop Jonathan will preach at a special service at St Antony's on Sunday 17th September at 11 am.
St Mary's actively supports a number of Christian charities, through prayer, raising awareness and a variety of fund raising activities.
Team Vicar, St Mary's
Rev Grant Cohen
tel 020 8657 1725
Honorary Assistant Priest, St Mary's
Rev Peter Macan
email via St Mary's Office, firstname.lastname@example.org
tel 020 8657 1398
Southwark Pastoral Auxiliary
email via Parish Office
tel 020 8657 0665
St Mary's Church Warden
tel 020 8657 8513
Organist, St Mary's
email c/o email@example.com
St Mary's Church, Purley Oaks Road, Sanderstead, CR2 0NR
St Mary's is on the corner of Beech Avenue and Purley Oaks Road, a turning off the B269 Sanderstead Road. Please park thoughtfully on nearby roads.
The church is 1/6 a mile walk from the 403 bus stops at the corner of Sanderstead Road and Mayfield Road or 1/2 mile walk via Purley Oaks Station from the A235 Brighton Road which is served by bus routes 60,166,407, 466 and N68.
St Mary's is 1/6 mile from Sanderstead and Purley Oaks stations.
St Mary'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 Father Grant on 020 8657 1725.
House Groups meet in homes around the parish, mostly in the evening, but some daytime. There are between seven and twelve people in each group. We have a flexible programme of Bible study and discussions. House groups usually meet in term times and break up during Lent for an ecumenical programme of study up to Holy Week. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join a House Group. Please contact Grant if you would like to join a house group or for more information.
Attached to St Mary’s are sections of the 8th Purley Scout group comprising Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorer Scouts. In addition, the 2nd Purley Rainbows and 3rd Sanderstead Brownies also meet at St Mary’s.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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