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.

Spring 2019 Term Card available now

Diary Dates

Tuesday 19th February         2.00 pm Mother’s Union in the Crypt - AGM & Bring and Buy Stall
Thursday 21st February        2.00 pm Café Creative in Church
Saturday 23rd February        9.00 am – 10.00 am Prayer in Church

 9.30 am            1st Service Morning Worship – Luke 8: 22 - 25
                         - Miracle Worker Jesus – Faith for the Team
11.00 am            2nd Service Holy Communion – Luke 8: 22 - 25 
                         - Miracle Worker Jesus – Faith for the Team
  6.30 pm           Service of Prayer and Reflection

There will be no Morning Prayer on Tuesday 19th February at 10.30 am

This year the Electoral Roll is being completely revised, something which happens every six years. This means that everyone needs to fill in a new form even if you have been on it before. You need to be on the Electoral Roll in order to vote at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting and to stand for election to the PCC and Deanery Synod. The forms can be found on the Welcome Table together with a box for completed forms which need to be returned by Sunday 24th March in order for preparations to be made in readiness for the APCM.

CROYDON CHURCHES FLOATING SHELTER comes to St Mary’s on the weekends of March 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd. There is a rota at the back of the church for you to sign up for the duties shown. For more information please contact either Ron Striebig or Chris Rutter.

For Health and Safety reasons as from NOW there will be no parking in front of the Church main entrance, so that there is free access for emergency vehicles in the case of illness, accident or fire.
We realise that this will inconvenience some drivers as we are reducing the amount of space available for parking. We are sure that you understand the need to give proper access to emergency.

Mental Health Awareness in the Croydon Episcopal Area – Saturday 23rd February at St Mildred’s Church, Bingham Road, CR0 7EB. 10.00 am – 3.00 pm. Food provided. If you would like to go book by 19th February to

Café Matinee on Thursday 28th February at 2.00 pm will be showing a 2004 drama film concerning one of the real-life inspirations behind A.A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh. 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.

You are invited to a quiz night in support of Leukaemia UK on Sunday 3rd March at Club Langley 2 Hawksbrook Lane, Beckenham BR3 3SR that James & David Daplyn are hosting. Entry is £10 per person. Arrive for 19.00 pm for a prompt start at 19.30 pm. There will also be a raffle and cake sale. James & David are running the 2019 London Marathon to raise money for Leukaemia UK in memory of their friend Carl Hewson. If you would like to come and take part we encourage you to organise a team of 8-10 people and to let James, David or Avril Daplyn know so that they can keep track of number/teams. If you are unable to make it but would still like to support their fundraising efforts please speak to Avril Daplyn directly or visit and search either of the hosts names to make a donation. Thank you in advance and together let’s help beat cancer!

Advanced Diary Note – Backpackers our Summer Holiday Club will be the week beginning 29th July 2019. We will need lots of helpers. Please let Val know if you are able to be part of the team for part or all of the week. Thank you.

Chris Neal, former curate here, has sadly passed away. We remember his family in our prayers.

The Refugee Centre held at West Croydon Baptist Church, Whitehorse Road are very short of clothing and household items. Speak to Clementina or Contact the Parish Office as to how to get the, there.

Coffee Rota Volunteers needed for the 4th Sunday of the month after the 9.30 am service. If you are able to help with this please let Val or Patrick know.

Bishop Jonathan and Reverend Nicola Furley Smith, the URC Moderator, are leading an Ecumenical Pilgrimage to OBERAMMERGAU 2020 from 29th May to 5th June 2020, which is open to all. The Pilgrimage will combine a visit to the Passion Play with time among the lakes and mountains of Austria, a visit to Salzburg and the Austrian Camino.  Within a busy and interesting schedule, we have also incorporated some time to reflect on the Passion or alternatively, free time to do as you wish. The newly renovated hotel is in a small village surrounded by mountains, with plenty of walks and beautiful scenery and it has a swimming pool.   These journeys will give the opportunity of fellowship, together with the common purpose of attending the Passion Play.   There are still some places available, but bookings must be made by the end February 2019 to ensure a place. For more details and a brochure, please contact Toni Suffolk,

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Given the organised nature of this crime, we believe that the only way to combat it is through intelligence-led prevention. As such, we collect data and stories from around the world and build intelligence. With this, we can target human trafficking and modern slavery at its source and defeat it for good.

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How can I support this Church financially? If St Mary’s is your spiritual home, please consider giving regularly by Standing Order, or through the Free Will Offering Envelope Scheme. Our bank details are: St Mary Magdalene with St Martins PCC. Sort Code: 40-52-40. A/c No: 00028724. These details can also be used for one-off transfers. If you are a UK taxpayer, please give your name as a reference, and complete an enduring covenant that will enable us to recover Gift Aid. Other methods of giving are available.  Please speak to Christopher Hunt, or email for more information.

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