WELCOME

to St Mary's, Sanderstead

A warm welcome awaits you at St Mary's

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, stmarys.office@sanderstead-parish.org.uk.

Upcoming at St Mary's

Montessori School Christmas Service

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Thursday 14 December 2017 at 1.00 pm

Advent Quiet Day

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Saturday 16 December 2017 at 10.00 am

Nine lessons and carols at St Mary's

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Sunday 17 December 2017 at 6.30 pm

CAMEO

St Mary's Jubilee Room
Thursday 21 December 2017 at 2.30 pm

Said Eucharist

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Sunday 24 December 2017 at 9.45 am

Christingle Service at St Mary's

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Sunday 24 December 2017 at 4.00 pm

Discover St Mary's

Worship times

News and Notices

Charities

Contact

Directions

Safeguarding

Map

Get Involved

Regular Service Pattern at St Mary's

First Sunday

8 am Said Eucharist

9.45 am Sung Eucharist with robed choir

Second Sunday

9.45 am Family Eucharist with worship band

6.30 pm Celtic Eucharist

Third Sunday

8 am Said Eucharist

9.45 am Sung Eucharist

Last Sunday

9.45 am Sung Eucharist with robed choir

6.30 pm Choral Evensong

Midweek Service - Thursdays

10 am Eucharist followed by fellowship

Special Services and Information

St Mary's Notices

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Parish Events

Team Eucharist

All Saints

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Parish Weekend away

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News from around the Parish

December Team Newsletter

03 December 2017

The theme of this month's newsletter is 'Emmanuel - God with us'. May you know Him with you this month.


Christmas in Sanderstead

27 November 2017

Churches Together in Sanderstead Christmas Services

November Team Newsletter

05 November 2017

Green Team Reflection

28 October 2017

We have a Green Team because the environment matters. A reflection on what we can and should do for nature. By Richard Bird

Charities

St Mary's actively supports a number of Christian charities, through prayer, raising awareness and a variety of fund raising activities.

Christian Aid

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www.christianaid.org.uk


The Children's Society

www.childrenssociety.org.uk

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Joseph Storehouse

www.visionforisrael.com

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International Needs

www.ineeds.org.uk

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Shelter Box

www.shelterbox.org

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Contact St Mary's

Clergy

Thumb grantcohen Team Vicar, St Mary's
Rev Grant Cohen
email grant@sanderstead-parish.org.uk
tel 020 8657 1725
Thumb petermacan Honorary Assistant Priest, St Mary's
Rev Peter Macan
email via St Mary's Office, stmarys.office@sanderstead-parish.org.uk
tel 020 8657 1398

Southwark Pastoral Auxilliary

Thumb juliastorey Southwark Pastoral Auxiliary
Julia Storey
email via Parish Office
tel 020 8657 0665

Church Warden

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Deborah Rastall
email rastalls@blueyonder.co.uk
tel 020 8657 8513
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Sylvia Keats
email
tel 020 8657 6576

Administrators

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Anne Henderson
email
tel 020 8651 3115
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Kim Brown
email
tel 020 8668 1873
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Paul Carter
email
tel 020 8657 4085

Musicians

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David Thomas
email c/o parish.office@sanderstead-parish.org.uk
tel 07909975846

Uniformed Organisations

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Yvonne Lamont
email yvonnelamont@hotmail.com
tel 020 8763 2933
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Alex Lamont
email alexlamont@yahoo.com
tel 020 8688 1547

Finding St Mary's

Address

St Mary's Church, Purley Oaks Road, Sanderstead, CR2 0NR

By car

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.

By bus

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.

By train

St Mary's is 1/6 mile from Sanderstead and Purley Oaks stations.

St Mary's Hall Hire

Safeguarding

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.

Get Involved at St Mary's

House Groups

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.

Uniformed Organisations

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.

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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