Coulsdon: St John the Evangelist
Croydon South Deanery
Revd Paul Roberts (Rector)
232 Coulsdon Road
Surrey CR5 1EA
Tel: 01737 552152
Revd Susan Thomas
40 West Hill
Surrey CR2 0SA
Tel: 01737 552461
Parish website: www.coulsdon.net/stjohns/
8.00am Communion (BCP)
9.30am Communion (CW)
(with children's and young people's activities for all ages every Sunday except 3rd, Worship Together every 3rd Sunday)
11.15am Family Service
Facilities: Disabled access, toilets, disabled toilet, induction loop.
Further details of all Sunday and weekday services and activities may be obtained from the parish contacts
Tradition: Open Evangelical
Archbishop of Canterbury
Deanery: Croydon South
Episcopal Area: Croydon
Diocesan Record Office: Surrey History Centre
A church has stood on this site for more than 1000 years to the glory of God and to serve the community by:
Caring for people in Coulsdon,
Raising Christian awareness,
Forming Christian values,
Supporting Christian families.
Built: 13th - 15th Century, extended in 1958
Architect: Extended by J S Comper
Listing: grade 1
The church is pleasantly situated at the east corner of the village green in Old Coulsdon. The original church of St John dates from the late thirteenth century with a fifteenth century west tower and consisted of a chancel, nave with north and south transepts, south porch and west tower. A large extension built onto the south transept in 1958 by J S Comper provides a spacious aisled nave and chancel with a gallery at the north end, inserted into the former south transept. The north transept has become the choir vestry and there is a small modern west porch. A more recent extension designed by John Stammers has been built between the chancel and the new church and extending eastwards. This provides a kitchen, toilets and a parish office/clergy vestry.
The old church is built of Reigate stone, flint and a few bricks with slated roofs and a shingled spire on the tower. The new church and the recent extension are built with facing bricks and copper sheeting or felt on the roofs.