Latest Notices


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

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

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 19th September 2021
The Church is open for Public Worship. Our services are In-person & Live Stream on You Tube

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
Guidance for those attending services in person

Sunday 19th September 9.30am Morning Worship

Sunday 19th September 11am Informal Worship Children’s Groups meet at the 11.00 am service

Sunday 19th September at 4.00 pm - Messy Church

September 26th 10.30am Harvest Festival with First Fruits Gift Day joint service 

Harvest Festival information
October 31st 10.30am Missions’ Gift Day joint service
November 14th 10.30am Remembrance Sunday joint service

Public Worship 

We are now able to sing again when attending service in person

PCC policy for safe worship as restrictions lift from Sunday 25th July 2021

We will continue to live stream our services and are also open for ‘in person’ worship on Sundays. Please feel very welcome to come, but do not feel obliged. We have completed another risk assessment. Face coverings must be worn, please register your name and sanitise your hands at the welcome desk on arrival; the 2m rule applies at all times. There can be no mingling or conversation inside of the Church building.

Parking on the Church Forecourt

Thank you for observing each other’s needs and not parking outside the building unless you have special permission to do so, i.e. for those who can only walk a very short distance.
Please would you let Amanda H know if you need to park close to the church building as a result of disability. Otherwise please keep the forecourt completely clear of vehicles so church family can have space to talk and see one another whilst maintaining 2m distance.

Weekly Morning & Lunchtime Prayer times on Zoom week beginning 20th September
We meet during the week on Zoom to pray together 

Monday & Wednesday 9.00am – 9.30am 

Morning Prayer words

Children’s Groups meet at the 11.00 am service

Messy Church will be on Sunday 19th September from 4pm – 5pm in the Hall and Church Garden under cover. A socially distanced event for all the family with fun, games, crafts, stories and music. Bring your own picnic blanket to sit on and chairs will be available. The theme is ‘Trusting is Believing’. We would love to see you!

Harvest 2021
Next Sunday, 19th September there will be Harvest leaflets to take away for delivery to local roads. Your help with this would be much appreciated. Thank you.
Donations can be brought to the service on 26th September, however if you will not be attending, you can bring your donation to Church on Monday, 27th September between 9.30am – 10am.

Green Weekend:
We will be planting bulbs and tidying up the area as part of ‘Green Week’ on Saturday 25th September. If you would like to get involved, please let Jane Fisher or Hilary Gee know.

Thank You for Your giving Thank you for all that you give and for your financial giving. It is part of our discipleship and following of Jesus. Your generosity and willingness to give enables the church building to remain in good condition, and for the ministry and work of the church family to continue. Particularly, during lockdown we have been able to host the Food bank drop off, we’ve been able to support Young Roots working with young asylum seekers and refugees, as well as ensure that the Preschool is safe. Thank you. You can find alternative ways of giving via our giving pages on the website. Please do consider starting to give if you haven’t up to this time.  

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

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 inside the door.  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.

Request from the Croydon Refugee Day Centre:

Croydon Refugee Day Centre is making an appeal for new and good quality pre-worn clothing for refugees from Afghanistan.

Here's the list of clothing needed: 

· New men’s underwear - boxers please

· New ladies' underwear

· New Children’s underwear

· New socks - all sizes

· Men’s hats - good condition

· Trainers for children and men and women - good condition

· Men’s jeans all sizes

· Men’s and women’s t-shirts

· Small and medium sized men’s jackets

· Small and medium sized men’s jumpers

· Men’s hoodies and tracksuit bottoms

They are also requesting the following for children: 

· Pads of paper

· Crayons

· Pencils

· Sharpeners

Drop off times:

This week: Tuesday – Friday between 9am-4pm

Next week: Monday 6th or Tuesday 7th only. between 9am-1pm

At West Croydon Baptist Church, on the corner of St James Rd and Whitehorse Rd. CRO 2JH

Please note: There is a only very small car park, accessed through the entrance ‘arch’ of the new block of flats behind the church. Drive straight through their car park and then turn right up a ramp and into the church carpark. Ring bell for Hall

(Alternatively, drop off could be arranged at St Mark’s Woodcote. 

Please leave on the pew at the back of church by the food hub donation table.

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 Helen Koukoulis, 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 Gift Aid declaration.

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