Our Vision

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

Peckham: St Saviour (Copleston Centre) - LEP

Dulwich Deanery

Address

Copleston Road
Peckham
London
SE15

Location map

External photo

Parish Contacts

Revd Paul Collier
(Priest-in-Charge)

Copleston Centre Church
Copleston Road
London
SE15 4AN

Parish Office & Copleston Centre
Tel: 020-7732 3435
E-mail: collier.paul@coplestoncentre.org.uk

Sunday Services

10.00am Holy Communion
(ASB Rite A)
(with children's groups)
or Family Service (1st Sunday of month)

Facilities: Disabled access, toilets, disabled toilet, crèche, induction loop

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

Information

Tradition: Central
Patron: Bishop of Southwark
Local Ecumenical Partnership with Hanover URC

Population (2001 census): 5,138
Urban Priority Area: Yes

Deanery: Dulwich

Archdeaconry: Southwark

Episcopal Area: Woolwich

Diocesan Record Office: London Metropolitan Archives

Introduction to parish

The Copleston Centre Church is a Local Ecumenical Partnership created in 1981 when St Saviour's, Peckham joined with Hanover URC in the Parish Church, redeveloped as a community centre. The congregation is multi-cultural and children are especially welcome. The constitution is a mixture of Anglican and URC structures and our worship reflects this.

The day to day running of the Centre comes under the management committee which is a partnership of church members and community representatives.

In both worship and service we seek to make manifest the unconditional love of God in welcome, serious attention and unpossessive togetherness.

Details of Church

External photoBuilt: 1880 - 81 / remodelled in 1978 - 79
Architect: Weeks & Hughes / remodelled by Thomas Ford & Partners
Listing: not listed

The church was originally constructed with a nave and two aisles fully fitted with pews giving seating for about 650 people.  It had a chancel with choir and sanctuary, a north transept containing the organ and a south transept forming a chapel.  There is no tower, but at the west end are two bell turrets. There is a small projecting west porch.

In 1978 - 79 the building was extensively remodelled and converted into a community centre with a central worship area shared by the Anglicans and the United Reformed Church. A children's day centre, activity hall with toilets off and dining arrangements were incorporated into the remodelled building.