A Message from the South Croydon Benefice 

Dear Friends

Allelula, Christ is risen!  He is risen ineed, Allelula.

Welcome to our website.  We are now in the joyful season of Eastertide and we are looking forward to the time when we can return to a full programme of services and events.  

In the meantime our churches will continue to open as follows:

The Sunday 09:30 (St. Augustine's) and the 11:00 (St. Peter's)   will take place in person, with one of these posted to YouTube.

The Wednesday 10:00 (St. Peter's ) and Thursday 10:00 (St. Augustine's) Eucharists will also take place in person.

Please note: 

The Sunday 08:00 service remains suspended.

Choral Music may be limited depending on the lastest regulations. 

If you would like to attend in person, I would still encourage you to weigh up the risks and to follow the rules to the letter.  Do not feel any pressure to come to church, even if you would normally have a particular role in the service.

In particular, please remember:
  • Do not attend if you feel unwell.
  • Use hand sanitiser and wear a face covering (unless exempt).
  • Keep 2m distance at all times.
  • Only sit with members of your household / support bubble.
  • There should be only ONE household in each of the central pews at St Peter's, sitting towards the middle of the pew. This is so you are distanced from people in the side pews and those coming up for communion.  TWO individuals (or a couple and an individual) may sit at opposite ends of the side pews.
  • Do not mingle / chat with people from outside your household.

As I have said before, the last rule is probably the hardest, but also one of the most important in the fight against the virus.  If you want to chat, please consider calling someone later, or join our Zoom Coffee morning (Tuesdays at 11:00).  I am also very happy to speak to you on the phone!

Please be assured of our prayers for the whole community in this challenging time.


With every blessing


The Revd Dr Geoff Dumbreck
Vicar, South Croydon Benefice (St Peter and St Augustine)
The Vicarage
20 Haling Park Road
South Croydon

020 8688 4715




Lighting Improvements at St. Peter's

St. Peter's Church lighting proposal has been presented to the Consistory Court of the Southwark Dicese.  Copies of the plans may be examined at St. Peter's Church.  If you wish to object to any of the works or proposal you should write or e-mail stating the grounds of yiour objections to The Diocesan Registar. no later than 13 April 2021.   The formal notice can be downloaded here :

Notice re St. Peter's Lighting Improvement Project

Mission Action Plan 

The Benefice's Mission Action Plan has now been updated. This has been reviewed and developed by memebers of both parishes and sets out the Mission Vision, Priorities and Goals for the next two years.  You can download and read the Plan at your leasure.  

Mission Action Plan2-compressed.pdf
Mission Action Plan - 2021

Services in the  Benefice


In-person and online services will take place this week as set out below. 

5th Sunday of Easter - 2nd May

09:30 Parade Eucharist at St. Augustine's 

11:00 Eucharist at St. Peter's

One of the above services will be posted to YouTube.

There will be Evening Worship will be posted on YouTube. 

Monday - 3rd May

No Morning Prayer today 

Tuesday - 4th May

No Morning Prayer today

No on-line coffee morning this week

Wednesday - 5th May

09:00 Morning Prayer on Zoom

10:00 Eucharist at St. Peter's

Thursday - 6th May

09:00 Morning Prayer on Zoom 

10:00 Eucharist at St. Augustine's  

6th Sunday of Easter - 9th May

09:30 Eucharist at St. Augustine's

11:00 Eucharist at St. Peter's

18:00 St. Peter's Annual Parochial Church Meeting on Zoom.

There will be Evening Worship posted on YouTube after 18:30. 


Weekday Prayer at Home 

Please download our 'Prayer at Home' booklet. Hopefully you find this booklet a useful aid for your private prayer. 

Prayer at home.pdf
Weekday Prayer at home booklet

Sunday Worship at Home

Below are links to services you may use for your Sunday worship at home.  There is a Morning Prayer and Said Eucharist, both based from the book of Common Worship,  and Evening Prayer from the Book of Common Prayer.

CW Morning Prayer.pdf
Morning Prayer
BCP Evening Prayer.pdf
Evening Prayer
All Age Eucharist to follow at home 2.pdf
All Age Eucharist
Eastertide Eucharist for church or home.pdf
Eucharist for Eastertide


 Videos of Services in the Benefice 

Click on the link below to access the South Croydon Benefice  YouTube channel.  During November, each Sunday a 09:30 Eucharist Service and the 16:30 Evening Prayer will be uploadedindorka.   You can follow the services with the leafets on this page.

South Croydon Benefice YouTube channel 

Keeping in Touch and Worship via Zoom  

You can keep in touch with what is going on in the Benefice by signing up to our mailing list.  Our regular newsletter includes details of the Zoom activities mentioned above as well as information about worship, news and events.  

Link to mailing list

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Welcome to the South Croydon Benefice

The parishes of St. Augustine's,  South Croydon and St. Peter's, Croydon ----- Please feel free to scroll down and view the other pages to see what the Benefice can offer you.  The parishes take safeguarding and the care of children and vulnerable adults very seriously.  Further information about this can be found at Safeguarding


The arrangements for servcies and prayers at St. Augustine's and St. Peter's remain unalterd  since the Government announcement of a new llockdown from 5th January.   

Any changes to the services, prayers and events will be set out on this page of the website and via our maiiing list.  

Parish Risk Assessment Template v.5.pdf
Benefice Risk Assessment
Music Risk Assessment 20200902.pdf
Music Risk Assessment

The Purley Food Hub  

Both parishes have for a long time and continue to support the Purley Food Hub. In these difficult times their work is just as needed as it has been in the past.  Whilst we are able to leave donations when we Worship at the two churches you can still support hub via thier website. 

Purley Food Hub

Support the work of the Benefice

You can support our work in the commnunity by making donations on line to the either of the two Parishes in the Benefice by using links below:

Donate to St. Augustine's

Donate to St. Peter's

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Youth Church

Every 2nd Saturday of the month (expect August) the Youth Church will take place in the afternoon between 14:30 to 16:00 at St. Peter's Church. Especially for 5-11 year olds, there will be games, arts & crafts, bible story and songs. 

Once we have moved beyond the current phase the next Youth Church will be rescheduled. 

Youth Church PDF.pdf
Youth Church Flyer

The Latest Pew Sheets 

St. Augustine's Pew Sheet 2nd May 2021.pdf
St. Augustine's pew sheet
St. Peter's pew sheet

Fresh Start

Fresh Start is a service for young childern and their families and those young at heart.  It usually takes place on the third Sunday of the month at 09:30.  It lasts for about 25 minutes and will inclue four short songs, an activity and a bible story.  Fresh Start will not take place until further notice.

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