Latest Notices


Prayer the power house of action – You are warmly invited to come and pray on Saturday mornings 9. 00 am – 10.00 am. This is a vital time of prayer for the work and ministry of the church.

THE BRIDGE our Diocesan newspaper is available for collection.

Summer 2018 Term Card is ready to collect

Diary Dates


After our services you are most welcome to ask for prayer from the ministry team for a particular need you have. 

We are following The Bible Society’s Course during May & June You are encouraged to join a midweek Life Group. If you would like to join a group please email or speak to Val or Regina. 

Messy Church meets monthly on the 3rd Sunday of the month from 4.00 pm – 5.30 pm. Messy Church is fun for all the family. Please spread the word to neighbours and friends.

First Aid Certificate – We need to compile a list of qualified 1st Aiders that we have in Church. Please let Trudy, Chris Gee or Val know today if you hold a certificate or email the Parish Office.

Mothers’ Union Outing to Standen on the 19th June, meeting at church at 9.30 am. Any problems ring Anne.

ICTIAC Prayer Meeting is on Wednesday 20th June from 7.30 pm – 9.15 pm at Trinity Baptist Church, Oasis House, 5-9 Peall Rd, Croydon CR0 3EX. Everyone is welcome to attend. Trinity Baptist Church, Oasis House, 5-9 Peall Rd, Croydon CR0 3EX

The Good Read Group is meeting at 8.00pm on Thursday 21st June at Julie’s house to discuss ‘The Bookstore’ by Deborah Meyler. The book for July is ‘The Trouble with Goats and Sheep’ by Joanna Cannon and for August, ‘The Liberation’ by Kate Furnivall. All women are welcome. Contact Jennie Rutter for further details.

Late Summer Concert - Saturday 29th September at 3.30 pm featuring singers and musicians from our church and others. Please plan to come and support. If you would like to take part, please contact Hilary or Christine.

Don Talbot is stepping down as verger. We would like to say a BIG Thank You to him for all the work he has done since the 1990’s.

CAFÉ MATINEE on Thursday 29th June at 2pm will be showing a 2003 American family comedy film starring Eddie Murphy.   Tea & cakes are provided as well as comfortable seats.  If anyone has a DVD of a wholesome family film suitable for church viewing, please submit your suggestion(s) to Chris Rutter.

PCC Secretary - Please prayerfully consider if you would you like to become the new PCC secretary. Please speak to Val or Trudy.

'Open gardens’ we would like to repeat the highly successful scheme this year. If you’d be willing to open your garden on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon for 2 or 3 hours and serve some light refreshments in aid of church funds please contact Hilary Gee or speak to the church wardens. This is open to anyone and a Chelsea flower show style garden is not necessary at all.

150 years Summer Fete – On 7th July from 12.00 pm – 4.00 pm we will be running a fantastic Summer Fete at St Mary's. We will have a bouncy castle, live music, BBQ style food, cakes, tea and coffee, face painting, crafts stalls, local history displays and dressing up competitions. Please let your friends and neighbours know and advertise in your local schools and clubs. Speak to Paul, Ariane, Barbara, Emma or Jen for more details. Watch out for further info! 

There are leaflets at the back of church to deliver to local roads please take a bundle if you can. Thank you.

Please sign the sheet at the back of church if you can help with different tasks during the day. Thank you.

Our 150 years Anniversary Celebration Service is a Combined Service with Holy Communion on Sunday 8th July at 10.30 am. Please invite friends and neighbours and past members of our congregation who have moved away.

Our Holiday Club Showstoppers is the week of 23rd July from 10.00 am – 12.30 pm each day. Can you help during the week please? Would you like to help in a group or lead the Games sessions? We still need many more helpers for the week, please don’t hold back and think, is this for me? Even if you can only help for 1 or 2 days, that will be fine. You will need to have a DBS check done through Church, this can be arranged for you. Application forms are available to pass on. Thank you.

Painters are needed for the scenery to start soon please. Email or speak to Val.

GDPR - We would like to appoint Data Protection coordinator. Please contact Trudy, Chris Gee or Val if you are interested in this.


How can I support this Church financially? An offering is taken during the service. If St. Mary’s is your spiritual home, please consider giving regularly by Standing Order or through the Free Will Offering Envelope Scheme.  If you would like us to claim back Gift Aid tax on a cash gift, please place it in a Gift Aid envelope available at the back of church and complete your name, address and sign and date the declaration on the envelope.

Give by Text – You can now give to St Mary’s by text message from your mobile phone. You can give £1, £2, £4, £5 or £10. Text to 70070 with Message STMM16 £X where X can be 1, 2, 4, 5 or 10. So to give £5, you would text STMM16 £5 Your donation will be charged to your next mobile phone bill or be taken from your Pay as You Go credit. You will be sent a reply of thanks. You may also be asked whether you want to add Gift Aid. If you pay UK Income Tax, please do this – it costs you nothing & the Church gets another 25%. Thank you.

Are you in a Life Group? This is an excellent way of making new friends, growing in the Christian faith and getting involved in the life of St. Mary’s and its mission in the local community. All of us are encouraged to be part of a Life Group. To find out more details contact Amanda.