A Message from the South Croydon Benefice 



Dear all

After fifty days of Easter, culminating at the Feast of Pentecost, we are now firmly back in 'ordinary time'. Although it might seem very appealing to have something 'ordinary' at the moment, in this context 'ordinary' means 'ordered' rather than 'normal'. In ordinary time, we settle into the regular pattern of Christian life that fills the weeks between feasts (like Christmas and Easter) and fasts (especially Lent).

Across the country, life is beginning to feel a bit more normal for some, if not quite ordinary! As well as shops reopening, churches are now permitted to open for private prayer. Our churches will be open from Wednesday 17th June at the following times:

St Peter's: Wednesday (10am-11am), Sunday (3.30pm-4.30pm)
St Augustine's: Thursday (5pm-6pm), Sunday (2pm-3pm)

The churches have been set up so that we can keep social distance. If several people arrive at once, you may have to queue briefly so that everyone has a chance to use the hand gel that is provided. Please only sit with members of your household. There is a one way system so that you enter and exit by different doors (please follow the signs). We look forward to welcoming you if you are able to attend; services remain online only for the time being.


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The Revd Dr Geoff Dumbreck



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




   Said Eucharist for the Feast of St Peter's  

Click on the link below  to view Said Eucharist for the Feast of St. Peter's with our Vicar, Geoff.  You can follow the service with the leaflet on this page.

Eucharist for the Feast of St Peter's





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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

The Readings for the Feast of St Peter's  

Please click on the link below for the readings for the Feast of St. Peter's. 

Readings for the Feast of St Peter's

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
Eucharist to follow at home.pdf
Said Eucharist
All Age Eucharist to follow at home.pdf
All Age Eucharist
BCP Evening Prayer.pdf
Evening Prayer

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


Both St. Augustine's and St. Peter's will not being holding services or open for visits etc for the time being.  However, from 17th June the two churches will be open for private prayer 

St. Peter's Wednesday (10:00 to 11:00) and Sunday (15:30 to 16:30),

St. Augustine's Thursday (17:00 to 18:00) and Sundays (14:00 to 15:00)

These changes are in line with the recommendations of the Church of `England 


The Benefice will continue to review the situtaion and any changes to events we will be announced on this website.


Gardeners at St. Peter's have been working in St Peter's Churchyard over the years.  As we move from spring to Summer the flowers begin to look their best. The Memorial Rose Garden planted last year will bring colour to the southeastern corner of the church.

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Tuesday Group

Tuesday Group meetings at Church House wil not take place during the Coronavirus outbreak.  The twice a month meetings for a chat, drink and cake will resume when it is approriate to do so.  


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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 15 Mar 2020.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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