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.

Spring Term Card now available 

THE BRIDGE our Diocesan newspaper is available for collection.


Saturday 18th January                 9.00 am Prayer in Church 

                                                     9.30 am Mission Planning Day


 9.30 am           Holy Communion – Isaiah 49: 1 – 7; John 1: 29 - 42 

            - Chosen by God

11.00 am          Informal Worship – Isaiah 49: 1 – 7; John 1: 29 - 42 

           - Chosen by God

 4.00 pm           Messy Church – Faithful Sheep

Monday 20th January                 7.50 pm PCC Meeting in the Crypt

Tuesday 21st January                 10.30 am Morning Prayer in Church

            12.30 pm Mother’s Union Lunch at Coombe Lodge

Wednesday 22nd January           12.00 pm World Café in Church

                                                      2.00 pm 0 – 5 Club in the Magdalene Centre

Thursday 23rd January                  2.00 pm Café Matinee in Church

Saturday 25th January                  9.00 am Prayer in Church


 9.30 am           Morning Worship – Matthew 4: 12 - 23

            - He made his home in Capernaum

11.00 am          Holy Communion – Matthew 4: 12 - 23

           - He made his home in Capernaum


Mission Planning Day on Saturday 18th January from 9.30 am – 3.00 pm with Jay Colwill our Diocesan Missioner. For those that are coming please be prompt at 9.30 am as we renew our Mission Action Plan. Please pray for the day and the work we will be doing looking prayerfully into our future mission and call. 

Messy Church Sunday 19th January at 4.00 pm. Fun and informal for all the family. We would love to build up our team of helpers. Please speak to Val or just come along today. Please also tell your friends and neighbours with children that Messy Church is on.

CAFÉ MATINEE on Thursday 23rd January at approx 2pm will be showing a 2019 biographical comedy-drama based on a true story about a group of Cornish fishermen from Port Isaac who achieved a top 10 hit with an album of traditional sea shanties. 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.

Mary Chandler - After many years at St Mary's two members of our faithful church family, Mary and Wally Chandler, moved to be close to their family in the Cotswolds five years ago.  Wally died a few years ago, and we are sorry to announce that Mary died last Sunday 12th January aged 90. She was much loved here and will be missed.

If you would like to attend her funeral, it will take place on Thursday 30th January at St. Andrew's Church, Kingham, Oxfordshire, at 2.00 pm.

Archdeacon Chris Skilton Farewell Service will be held at Emmanuel Church in South Croydon on Saturday February 1st at 6.00 pm 

First Aiders in Church – If you hold a First Aid Certificate please can you email Val in the office so we can keep our records up straight.

Brian supports students at Spurgeon’s College in their church placements and will shortly be having a second hand book party for them.  If anyone has any Christian/theological/commentaries books you want to get rid of usefully I may be able to use them. Any which don’t go to students will be taken to Christian Book Aid for developing world pastors/Christian leaders.

Bishop Christopher the Bishop of Southwark will be visiting us on February 16th. Our service will be at 10.30 am at which he will preach and preside.

CROYDON CHURCHES FLOATING SHELTER comes to St Mary’s on the weekends of February 29th, March 7th, 14th and 21st. 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.

Advanced Diary Note – Our Summer Holiday Club will be the week beginning 20th July 2020. As usual 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. Theme TBD. Thank you.

The Magdalene Pre-school milk delivery has changed - Please do not use any of the pre-school marked milk bottles in the fridge for church activity refreshments. At times there will appear to be a large stock of milk, but this has to last a fortnight before their next delivery. Thank you for your co-operation

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.