Sanderstead Parish welcomes you

St Mary's, St Edmund's, All Saints, and St Antony's

Our four churches serve distinct neighbourhoods and minister in different ways to the people of the parish. We rejoice in our diversity as churches - but rejoice even more in our unity, as we seek to serve God and our neighbour together.

We are a Church of England Parish in South London, part of the Diocese of Southwark and part of the worldwide Anglican Communion.

For information about the events in life when the church is there to help, for baptisms, marriage and funerals, please follow the link to the Life Events page.

Important Notices

Parish Office Summer Holiday the Parish Office will be closed and unmanned between Friday 12th June and Monday 29th June.

Appeal for the earthquake victims in Nepal. Please donate whatever you can to help. Donations can be made through the Us website.

Please visit St Antony's page for location of services.

All Saints' building work to create level access is now complete.

On 24th May, we were delighted to welcome Bishop Christopher to bless the new door and renewed All Saints.

Christ Church C of E Primary School

Christ Church C of E Primary School is expanding and is due to be taking 60 pupils in September 2015. As well as providing more places for local children the school will be able to offer more places for families of Christian faith who would like a Church school education. The Christ Church School intake area has been widened to include the parishes of the churches of St John's Selsdon, St Francis Selsdon, All Saints' Sanderstead, St Anthony's Hamsey Green, All Saints' Kenley and Emmanuel South Croydon in addition to those previously listed. Please see the admission policy on the school website for more details.


All Saints Church, Sanderstead

Whoever you are, and wherever you find yourself on your journey of faith, there is a place for you at All Saints’. We're Christians working together for the glory of God and serving the community of Sanderstead. We meet in a beautiful church where prayer and worship have been offered since the 13th century. Sunday services are at 8.30am and 10am. If you are completely new to church life and want to try something new, why not come along to Sanderstead Light, our monthly informal service which takes place in the church hall.


St Mary's Church, Sanderstead

St Mary's is an inclusive, warm and human community, enriched by people of all ages from 0 – 90+! 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 10am 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, including the beauty and peace of weekly evensong. 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. And through the recent transformation of part of our church building, St Mary’s Seven Whole Days project is seeking to serve all local people by becoming a hub for activities building up community, care, culture and education across the area.


St Edmund's Church, Riddlesdown

St Edmund’s is a little over 50 years old and is a dual purpose building, used both as a church and community resource. Its congregation members are friendly and welcoming to all and are mainly resident in the local community. With Sunday services at 8 am and 9.15 am worship varies in style weekly.


St Antony's Church, Hamsey Green

St Antony’s celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2007. It is a dual purpose building, used both as a church and community resource. Its congregation members are of mixed ages and are mainly resident in the local community and surrounding areas. With a Sunday service at 11 am worship varies in style week by week. 

St Antony's is currently undergoing major repairs after storm damage to the roof last winter. St Antony's congregation are worshipping with St Edmund's until the repairs are complete.

The Sanderstead Parish Community


Worship with us

All our four churches provide many different opportunities to worship God in many different ways. From a Choral Eucharist at St Mary's to Sanderstead Light at All Saints, a quiet meditative Fresh Encounters evening, or a lively Family Communion. Visit each church's pages to discover more about how you can worship God in the services taking place in the Parish this week and in the coming months.


Care for each other

Caring for others in our local community and further afield is very important. In Sanderstead Parish we have a dedicated Care co-ordinator, we run a caring group with volunteers who are happy to take on tasks for those who find it difficult to get about on their own, we support a range of missionary charities, and are always aware of the needs of those around us.


Get involved

There are many ways to get involved with serving Christ, whatever gifts you may have, from joining the fair trade banana initiative, ringing handbells or singing in a choir to supporting Croydon's refugee day centre. House groups are a good way of getting to know Jesus, the Bible and each other, through fun,study and prayer, St Antony's K'Os group raises funds through drama, and all the churches have Cubs and Scouts, Brownie and Guide packs affiliated to them and toddler groups meet regularly. Come along and find out what's going on in our community.