Latest Notices


The Church is closed for Public Worship from Sunday 10th January.

Please read Amanda's letter about closiing the church for Public Worship

There will be one service at 10am Live Streamed on St Mary's You Tube Channel

THE BRIDGE our Diocesan newspaper is available to read or download.

Audio recordings of all our recent sermons can be found on our Audio Media page

Videos from St. Mary's You Tube Channel can also be found on our Video page

Children and Young People : We have a created a page of resources for children and young people.

Notices Sunday 17th January 2021

The church is closed for Public Worship

Please read Amanda's letter about closiing the church for Public Worship 

There will be one service at 10am Live Streamed on St Mary's You Tube Channel. 

There is provision for people who do not have the internet to hear daily readings, prayers and worship by telephone called Daily Hope. It is completely free and is on daily. Dial 0800 804 8044 Please let friends know if they are without the internet that this is available daily free of charge.

Dates for the Diary

Sunday 17th January 10am Holy Communion Live Stream on You Yube

Praying in Lockdown on Zoom Mondays and Wednesdays at 9-9.30am; Tuesdays and Thursdays 12-12.30pm. See Amanda's letter

Tuesday 19th January 1-1.30 pm Private Prayer in Church

Sunday January 24th 10am Informal Worship Live Streamed on You Tube

Sunday 31st January APCM  POSTPONED

Rotas for services  My apologies to those who received an email from me via Church suite which wasn’t for them.  I am still getting to know the workings of communication via church suite and clearly clicked “send to All“!

There is a new rota for Jan and Feb which is a downsizing of people taking part in services. Please check your emails to see if you have received it.  

Lock down Services Sunday services are now only live streamed until the end of January when the situation will be reviewed.

Churches have not been instructed to close to public worship. However a large percentage of churches have decided to close for public worship for a short time.

There will be a time of private prayer on Tuesday 19th at 1-1.30 pm at church.

Children: There will be a children’s Focus at every service. Pray for our team led by Val as they prepare these special sessions for our children.

Inspire:  will meet on Zoom at 11.20 (after the service has ended). They will be following the Alpha course. Pray for Emma and Shona as they lead them.

Contacting the Office January

During January until we appoint a new Administrator Val has offered to  pick up calls and emails and doing our basic admin.

She will be based at home. Please use the office number to leave a message or email. THANK YOU very much Val.

Michael Perrins

Michael’s Funeral will take place on Monday January 18th at 11.45  am. It will be lived streamed from Beckenham Crematorium. There are very clear restrictions on numbers attending funeral and we are thankful we can live stream so all his dear friends and family who are too far away to attend are able to share in the service.

Food Drop at St Mary’s  every Wednesday and Saturday 10am – 2pm

The Addiscombe Food Drop OFF is open two days a week at St Mary’s Crypt Wednesdays and Saturdays 10am – 2 pm.  

There is a rota for volunteers from our community. You are most welcome to join that.

Bring your dry or tinned donation of food and toiletries to the crypt door and leave them on the table right by the door there.  Please wear your face covering. Hand sanitiser is right by the door. There is no need to come right in or even greet those on duty. They are sitting at the far end of the crypt more than 2 metres from each other, and will have their face coverings on, 

It started very well on Wednesday 6th January with three whole tables full of donations. On Wednesdays the food is taken to the Salvation Army and on Saturdays to CVA. From there it is distributed through the food banks as food parcels and delivered to people’s door steps.

In the First Lock down Addiscombe Community Food drop made the most substantial donation amounting to a large percentage of the £56,000 worth of food parcels over a period of 6 months!

Please pray that this new venture for us will go smoothly and  help to meet the  increasingly great need in Croydon


The National Safeguarding Team has issued useful information to help us to maintain our focus on safeguarding during this lockdown period.


Practical support We are currently working on how to provide practical support to our church family, including telephone calls for a friendly chat and assistance in shopping etc.  If your personal and family circumstances mean you are currently able to help us do shopping etc, please let Jen Welby know. Please do also link up with your neighbours and local groups where you can so that we both support our church family and our neighbours. 

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

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.

St Mary's has a card reader.  We can accept contactless payments up to £30, or larger amounts via chip and pin.  When donating, please write your name and accurate time of donation on the sheet accompanying the card reader.

If you are a UK taxpayer, and have not already done so, please complete an enduring GiftAid declaration.