A Message from the South Croydon Benefice 

Dear Friends

In view of the present situation, the two Parish Church Councils have voted to suspend public worship from Monday 11th to Friday 29th January. We will decide whether to renew this suspension towards the end of this period.

Many of you have already been staying at home, and I hope that you will continue to worship online. Others will be disappointed, but I hope that you will stay in touch with your church family through our YouTube services, our Zoom events, and by telephone or email. We can still talk and pray together, even if we can't be together.

The Ministry Team will put together a full programme of online events, and I will announce more details at the weekend. The Mission Action Plan and Stewardship Launch will continue through January and early February, but all the information will be delivered online or by post.

Please continue to pray for the Benefice, for our local communities, and for all those affected by Coronavirus.

Best wishes







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



Unity Magazine - January 2021

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

Unity January 21.pdf
Unity Magazine - January 2021

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
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Services in the  Benefice


All worship at the two Churches  has been suspended  until furher notice.  Worship will continue online via  YouTube or via Zoom.  

The weekly online services from 17th January will follow this pattern.


From 09:30 Eurcharist service online via YouTube

From 18:30 Evening Worship online via YouTube


09:00 Morning Prayer  via Zoom

18:00 Stewardship Bible Study via Zoom


09:00 Morning Prayer via Zoom

11:00 Virtual Coffee Morning via Zoom 


09:00 Morning Prayer via Zoom


09:00 Morning Prayer via Zoom


No Servicdes 


Both Churches will closed during the lockdown 


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 or home CHRISTMASTIDE.pdf
Eucharist for Christmastide


 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

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

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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 17 Jan 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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