They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow:

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning 

We shall remember them.

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A Message from the South Croydon Benefice 

Dear Friends

Sadly, public worship is now suspended until 2nd December.  But all is not lost!  Our Churches will still open for private prayer and Sunday worship will be uploaded to YouTube as before.  We will also continue our Zoom elevenses on Tuesday and you can join me for Zoom Morning Prayer (Mondays to Thursdays at 09:00).  

Please do not hesitate to contact me or another member of the Ministry Team if you feel we can be of assistance.  Remember in these dark days that you are loved by God and valued by each other, we will get through this lockdown, so don't be afraid to ask for help.  

Best wishers


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



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Unity Magazine - November 2020

The latest edition of the Benefice Magazine is now available.  You can download a copy below. 

Unity November 20.pdf
Unity Magazine - November 2020

The Benefice During November



08:00 Eucharist - Online (via YouTube) 

14:00 to 15:00 St. Augustine's open for Private Prayer

15:30 to 16:30 St. Peter's open for Private Prayer 

16:30 Evening Prayer - Online (via YouTube)


09:00 Morning Prayer - Online (Zoom)


09:00 Morning Prayer - Online (Zoom)

11:00 Virtual Coffee Morning -  Online  (Zoom)


09:00 Morning Prayer at St. Augustine's

10:00 to 11:00 St. Peter's open for Private Prayer 


09:00 Morning Prayer - Online (Zoom)

10:00 to 11:00 St. Augustine's open for Private Prayer

Fridays - No Services 

Saturdays - No Services 

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
Eucharist for church:home.pdf
Said Eucharist for church/home


 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 

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 from now to early December have been changed to meet the Government's new restrictions from 5th November.  

These changes to the services, prayers and events are set out on this page of the website.  Any chnages we will be announced on this website and via our mailing list.

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


Special Services 

The following services are planned.  Please keep an eye on the website for the latest situation.

Advent meditation  

During Advent there will be an online Advent Meditation on Mondays (from 30th November) at 18:00 via Zoom.  More details will be provided in due course.

Advent Carols

16:30, 6th December at St. Augustine's

Christmas Carols (entry by ticket)

16:30, 20th December at St. Peter's 

18:30, 20th December at St. Augustine's

Midnight Mass (entry by ticket)

23:30, 24th December, at St. Augustine's

23:30, 24th December at St. Peter's

Christmas Eucharist

08:00, 25th December at St. Peter's

09:30, 25th December at St. Augustine's

Your Opinion Matters

The “Teach” Group of the Benefice's Mission Action Plan would like to know your opinion on things they are considering.  It would be a great help if you would complete the questionnaire which will be available in the Churches from November 1st to the 15th and is available below.  Please ensure your reply is with us by November 15th. Thank you for your anticipated help with this.  Reponses can be left at the Vicarage or e-mailed to 

TEACH questionnaire.pdf
Teach Questionnaire
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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 01 Nov 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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