Latest Notices


The Church is open for Public Worship from Sunday 11th April

Prebook by contacting the Church Office before each event

Please read Amanda's letter about re-opening the Church for Public Worship

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 11th April 2021
The Church is open for Public Worship. Prebook by contacting the Church Office in advance

Please read Amanda's letter about re-opening the Church for Public Worship

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 11th April 9.30am Morning Worship - In person and Live Stream

Sunday 11th April 11.00am Informal Holy Communion - In person and Live Stream

Guidance for those attending services in person

We meet to pray together for the church family, the parish and the our much wider communities four times a week. Please come and join in. The times are slightly different this week so please note changes.

You are very welcome to come and join in this week. It’s great to pray together!

Morning Prayer’ on Zoom: week begining 12th April

Monday April 12th               9.00 am

Wednesday April 14thth       9.00am

Thursday April 15th             12.00pm

The Moring Prayer words for the Easter season are sent out by email. Check with Amanda H if you haven’t received it.

Tuesday April 13th 7.30 pm PCC meeting on Zoom

Sunday April18th April

 9.30am          Holy Communion in person and Live Stream on You Tube

11.00 am       Informal Worship in person and Live Stream on You Tube

Public Worship Whilst we continue to live stream our services  we are also open for  ‘in person’ worship on Sundays . Please feel very welcome to come, but do not feel obliged to come. We have completed another risk assessment. The same restrictions will be in place as we had at Christmas. Face coverings must be worn, please  register and sanitise your hands at the welcome desk on arrival; the 2m rule apply at all times. There can be no mingling and conversation church and we are asked that there should be no mingling outside.

From April 11th we will be holding our usual two morning services at 9.30am and 11am in person and online. We look forward to being together as and when you feel able to come to our church for in person worship. We will continue to live stream our morning services.

Amanda Husbands Will be in the office on Tuesdays and Fridays and working from home Wednesday and Thursday until lock down eases.

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.  

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. Val emails the ROOTS material out each week to our Primary school aged families. If you would like this sent to you for Children, Grandchildren or friends, please let Val know.

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

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, 

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!

Request for Bibles for Croydon Police

A request has come for Bibles for Croydon Custody Centre on Windmill Road.

They would like to ensure that everyone in Croydon Custody has access to a Bible.

If you have Bibles to offer them, please contact Nerms Turley, Croydon Police Faith Liason Officer, 

Email:  Work Mobile: 07880 137130

News items from CTSL (Churches Together in South London) 

CTSL Big Gathering - Thursday 6th May at 7pm on Zoom

You are all welcome to join our online event which will be focused on a theme in response to the needs of church communities in South London and what you're doing together - or wish to do more of together! 

We have two key topics in mind for this one but you've still got time to send a request if you'd like us to focus on something that you feel would be helpful for us to support by resourcing and discussing.

For further information please contact:

Claire Crowley, Ecumenical Officer, Churches Together in South London

Email:  Tel: 07517 117 982  

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.

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