Our Vision

A people with hearts on fire, loving God, walking with Jesus and led by the Spirit

Riddlesdown: St James

Croydon South Deanery

Address

St James Road
Purley
Surrey

Location map

Parish website

External photo

Parish Contacts

Rev Christine Spurway (Vicar)

St James Vicarage
1B St James Road
Purley
Surrey CR8 2DL

Tel: 020-8660 5436
E-mail: christinespurway@uwclub.com

Sunday Services

8am Holy Communion Service (Second, Fourth and Fifth Sundays)
9.45am Sung Eucharist - a traditional Eucharistic service with opportunities for silence and meditative sermons. (Parade Eucharist on second Sundays)
11.30am Family Service - these services offer an opportunity for all, and especially those with young families who want to worship in a more informal way.
(First, Third and Fourth Sundays)
6.30pm Evensong - this is a traditional sung service

Further details of all Sunday and weekday services and activities may be obtained from the parish contacts

Information

Patron: Bishop of Southwark

Population (2001 census): 3,911
Urban Priority Area: No

Deanery: Croydon South

Archdeaconry: Croydon

Episcopal Area: Croydon

Diocesan Record Office: Surrey History Centre

Details of Church

External photoBuilt: 1915/1931
Listing: not listed

The plan is of the basilica style with a short tower in the southeast corner, but the aisles are not defined as was customary, with the nave roof enclosing the whole. The church is stone clad with slate roofs and sits well in its dominant position on the side of a very steep hill.