Welcome to All Saints

Extending God’s Welcome to All. Committed to Grow: in Discipleship, Service & Numbers

People have been coming to All Saints church in Sanderstead for over 800 years to meet with God. Of course, over the years many things have changed, but one remains the same: at the heart of church life is Jesus Christ, God’s Son, who gave his life by dying on the cross so that all might be forgiven and enjoy eternal life.

This good news is for everyone without exception. Do take a few moments to read more about activities for both children and adults.

Discover All Saints

Upcoming at All Saints

Parish Eucharist for 21 August

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Sunday 21 August 2022 at 9.30 am

Family service with baptism for 28 August

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Sunday 28 August 2022 at 9.30 am

Children's holiday club

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Tuesday 30 August 2022 at 9.45 am

Children's Holiday Club

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Wednesday 31 August 2022 at 9.45 am

Messy Church

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Sunday 04 September 2022 at 3.30 pm

Messy Church

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Sunday 02 October 2022 at 3.30 pm

Messy Church

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Sunday 06 November 2022 at 3.30 pm

Messy Christmas

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Thursday 08 December 2022 at 3.15 pm

Regular pattern of Worship

First Sunday

9.30 am Holy Communion with choir

Second Sunday

9.30 am Family Worship

Third Sunday

9.30 am Holy Communion with choir

Fourth Sunday

9.30 am Family Worship

Fifth Sunday

9.30 am A chance for creative worship

Please see Events list for information

Once or twice a month

Midweek Communion

12.30pm on Thursdays

See Events list for dates

Prayer meeting

9 am on Last Saturday on "Zoom"

Special Services and Information

We are pleased to announce that Rev Carol Bates has been appointed Priest-in-charge, (Rector designate) at Sanderstead All Saints, St Antony and St Edmund.

Carol was a teacher for 24 years. Her first teaching job was teaching missionary children in the Amazon jungle with Wycliffe Bible Translators. Her final ten years of teaching was in Special Education working with teenagers with severe learning difficulties and profound and multiple learning difficulties, teaching in Peckham and Lewisham schools. Prior to training for ordination she was a Licensed Lay Reader at St Mildred’s Church, Lee and has been involved in Christian ministry since she was a teenager at St John’s with Holy Trinity, Deptford. She was recently elected as a clergy member of General Synod. Carol is married to Chris, a retired London Firefighter and they have 3 grown up children. Oscar (21yrs) is at Aberystwyth studying Drama & Scenography, Zechariah (20yrs) is at Lancaster studying History and Zephaniah (17yrs) is a Lifeguard at a local leisure centre. They are very much looking forward to coming to All Saints, Sanderstead and Hamsey Green.

Take a virtual tour of All Saints with Rev Jeremy

Keep in Touch newsletter

Support All Saints by sponsoring the church floodlighting. Celebrate a special event by sponsoring the church floodlighting for a week or more, with the opportunity for a mention in the church notices and the monthly newsletter. Suggested donations £20 in the winter months and £15 in the summer. Floodlighting sponsorship form

Online donations are now possible through the website. Please click the donate button. 


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All Saints Notices

Older notices

Parish Events

News from around the Parish

Summer Newsletter 2022

20 July 2022

"The joy of the Lord is my strength"

Spring Newsletter

16 April 2022

"Lord, you are our God"  2 Chronicles 14:13 

Let us rejoice - for He is risen indeed! The gloom of Lent, and everything else that is going wrong in our world, will be outshone by the glorious resurrection of our Saviour, Jesus Christ. 

Keep In Touch newsletter, March 2022

04 March 2022

We welcome Lent and Spring, and include prayers for Ukraine

Keep In Touch newsletter - Farewell to the Greenfields

25 January 2022

"I know who holds the future, and He'll guide me with His hand"

Contact All Saints


Rev Jeremy Groombridge
email jeremy@sanderstead-parish.org.uk
tel 020 8668 7795

Southwark Pastoral Auxiliary

Pastoral Co-ordinator All Saints
Sandra Groombridge
email sandragroombridge@aol.com
tel 020 8668 7795


Parish Administrator
Paul Shipley
email parish.office@sanderstead-parish.org.uk
tel 020 8657 0665
Rector's Assistant
Rosanne Morris
email admin@sanderstead-parish.org.uk
tel 020 8657 0665
Caretaker and Groundsman, All Saints
Ben Coburn
email ben.coburn1981@gmail.com
tel 07960299902
Pastoral Co-ordinator All Saints
Sandra Groombridge
email sandragroombridge@aol.com
tel 020 8668 7795
Caretaker and Key Holder, All Saints
Tony Novell
email n/a
tel 07733325789

Church Warden

Church Warden, All Saints
Susan Thomas
email churchwarden2@sanderstead-parish.org.uk
tel 07870 318366
Church Warden, All Saints
Mike Fixter
email mike.warden@sanderstead-parish.org.uk
tel 07860 615125


Organist, All Saints
John Jones
email n/a

Finding All Saints


Onslow Gardens, Sanderstead, CR2 9AB

By car

All Saints is on the corner of Onslow Gardens and Addington Road on the A2022 in Sanderstead. There is a car park beside the church and free parking in nearby roads. Please park thoughtfully.

By bus

All Saints is close to bus stops on the 403 route between West Croydon and Warlingham, the 412 route between West Croydon and Purley and the 359 between New Addington and Purley.

By train

All Saints is approx 1.3 miles uphill from Sanderstead, Purley Oaks and Riddlesdown stations. The 403 bus route runs close to Sanderstead station, and is 1/4 mile from Purley Oaks. The 412 bus route runs 1/4 mile from Riddlesdown

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All Saints follows Southwark Diocese Safeguarding Policies, Procedures and Guidelines set out in their Manual entitled A Safe Church. Should you have a concern about safeguarding, please immediately contact our safeguarding officer:

  • Margaret Quiney on 020 8657 4087 or
  • The Rector, Rev'd Canon Martin Greenfield on 020 8657 1366 or
  • The Diocesan Safeguarding Team on 020 7939 9423 or
  • If very urgent 999

Key helpline information

  • NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about a child
  • Child-line: 0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything
  • National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse
  • Samaritans Helpline: 116 123 (open 24 hours). Phone if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to
  • Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 080 8808 8141 ( free phone Monday to Friday 9- 5pm)


All Saints actively supports a number of Christian charities, through prayer, raising awareness and a variety of fund raising activities.

Christian Aid


Tanzania Development Trust


The Children's Society


The Croydon Refugee Day Centre


Croydon Zimbabwe Link


Get Involved at All Saints

Home Groups

Home Groups meet in homes around the parish, mostly in the evening, but some daytime. There are between seven and twelve people in each group. We have a flexible programme of Bible study and discussions. Home Groups usually meet in term times and break up during Lent for an ecumenical programme of study up to Holy Week. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join a Home Group. Please contact Rosemary Kempsell, telephone, 020 8657 0482 or Jeremy Groombridge jeremy@sanderstead-parish.org.uk if you would like to join a Home Group or for more information.

Green Team

All Saints has a lively green group which organises recycling events and provides information on how to live more sustainably by reducing energy and water consumption and purchasing carbon offsets for air travel.

Mothers' Union

Sanderstead Parish Mothers' Union includes members from All Saints, St Antony's and St Mary's Sanderstead. We meet for a varied programme of talks and acitivities monthly, and unite with regular prayer and a nmonthly communion service. Please contact the Parish Office parish.office@sanderstead-parish.org.uk for more information.

Men's Group

Weekly walks on a Wednesday and other regular events. Contact mensgroup@sanderstead-parish.org.uk. Check the events list for more information about our special outings.


All Saints has a small and dedicated robed choir which, special occasions apart, rehearses from 7.30pm – 8.30pm on alternate Fridays in preparation for Choral Eucharist on the first and third Sundays of the month. There is no formal audition for choir membership, although it would be anticipated that members would be able to follow the overall shape of a musical line at the correct pitch. The choir would welcome new members of any age or voice, providing an ideal opportunity for anyone seeking that unity in diversity offered through part singing in a sacred setting, while not being unduly demanding on time commitment. Enquiries should be directed to the organist and choirmaster, Mr John Jones, via the Parish Office parish.office@sanderstead-parish.org.uk Tel: 0208 657 0665.


Two Teams of handbell ringers are based at All Saints. The SAS ringers, who rehearse on a Monday evening, and the 2 O'Clock Bells, who rehearse on Monday afternoon - at 2 o'clock! Both teams would welcome new members who can commit to regular practices. Please also enquire of the teams if you would like to hear us play. More details can be found on our website - www.sandersteadbells.org.uk

Activities for Children

Visit our Children's Page for all the activities for Children in Sanderstead Parish.

Toddler Groups

Two toddler groups are held in the Church Halls on Tuesday and Friday mornings. Please contact the Parish Office parish.office@sanderstead-parish.org.uk for details.

Messy Church

Especially for little ones and their families to have fun together. Held monthly one Sunday afternoon of the month at 3.30pm. With crafts, Bible stories, songs, tea and chat. Check the events list for future dates. More details from children@sanderstead-parish.org.uk.

Coffee Pot

Coffee, Cake and Company, Onslow Gardens, Meet and Mingle, everyone’s invited. Alternate Fridays, 10 till 12, All Saints Small Hall. See events list for dates.

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