A Message from the South Croydon Benefice 

Dear Friends

In line with the continuing easing of lockdown restrictions, we are slowly reintroducing more physical services and events.  From Pentecost, Sunday, 23rd May 

   * Book of Common Prayer (BCP) Holy Communion

  will recommence on Sundays at 08:00 and will now

 take place at St. Augustine's every week.


    * Sunday Evening Worship will recommence at St.

 Peter's at 18:30

    * Morning Prayer will now take place at St.

Augustine's on Mondays and Wednesdays at

09:00, remaining on Zoom on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

We hope that you will want to join some of these services, but rest assured that we will maintain an online presence if you are not ready to come back.

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 recieved approvals to progress.  Preparatory work will take place for a start in September.  The project will cost just over £150,000 of which £100,000 has already been raised by fund raising over many years.  We have a short fall of £50,000 and we continue to fund raise to fill the gap.   You can support the fundraising events as well as making donations to ta specific item via the giving station in St. Peter's or speak to the Church Wardens re alternatiove payment options.  Please see the attached document for more details 


light fundr v3.pdf
Details about St. Peter's Lighting Improvements

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


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

Saturday 31st July

10:00 to 12:00 Both St. Augustine's and St. Peter's open for visits and private prayer.

Trinity 9, Sunday 1st August

08:00 Holy Communion (BCP) at St. Augustine's

09:30 Eucharist at St. Augustine's 

11:00 Eucharist at St. Peter's

One of the above Eucharist services will be posted to YouTube.

18:30 Evening Worship at St. Peter's

Monday - 2nd August

09:00 Morning Prayer at  St Augustine's 

Tuesday - 3rd August

09:00 Morning Prayer on Zoom.

14:30 Tuesday Group meet at St. Peter's 

Wednesday - 4th August

09:00 Morning Prayer at St. Augustine's

10:00 Eucharist at St. Peter's

Thursday - 5th August

09:00 No Morning Prayer today

10:00 Service of the Word at St. Augustine's 

Saturday 7th August

10:00 to 12:00 Both St. Augustine's and St. Peter's are open for visits and private prayer

Trinity 10 - Sunday - 8th August  

08:00 Holy Communion (BCP) at St. Augustine's

09:30 Eucharist at St. Augustine's

11:00 Eucharist at St. Peter's

18:30 Evening Worship at St. Peter's  


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
Microsoft Word - Ordinary Eucharist for church or home copy.docx.pdf
Eucharist service - Ordinary Time
All Age Eucharist for church or home.pdf
All Age Eucharist


 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

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 1st Aug 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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