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Riddlesdown: St James

Croydon South Deanery


St James Road

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Parish Contacts

Revd Grant Cohen (Priest-in-Charge)

St Mary's Vicarage
85 Purley Oaks Road
South Croydon CR2 0NY

Tel: 020 8657 1725
E-mail: grant_cohen@hotmail.co.uk

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


Patron: Bishop of Southwark

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.