Come and join us for some festive fun !!!!

We are dreaming of a White Christmas on Sat 8th and Sun 9th December

The church will be transformed into a White Winter wonderland for the weekend.

Please come and take a look at the displays on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th December 

Christmas activities

Join us in the Church hall for lots of  activities including our Beauty and the beast stall, Raffle and tombolas. We also have a stall for the kids to buy their Christmas presents so get them to bring their pocket money 

Refreshments will be served in the Church

Lunch will be served between

 12 noon and 2pm 

Get warmed up with a lovely bowl of soup and a roll or a hot dog.

Our Grand Raffle

We will be running a Grand Raffle in the Church hall and the prizes are as follows

1st Prize Tablet  kindly donated by the Selsdon Funeral Directors 

2nd Prize  A round of golf for 4 Kindly donated by Farleigh Court Golf Course 

3rd Prize Hairdressing Voucher kindly donated by Seven 

We will also have some gourmet hampers as prizes too !!!

Fun for the kids

During the day on Saturday we have activities for the kids including arts and crafts in the church, Toy stalls and teddy tombola. Guess the name of the penguin. 

Also a Christmas present stall so they can pick a gift for Mum, Dad or Grandparents in a secret corner 

And make sure you come and see Father Christmas in his grotto !!! 

White Christmas Concert

We finish off the weekend with a fab family concert in the Church at 6pm 

We have music from the Greenvale Choir and the Fab Songsations will join us to get us in the Christmas spirit. 

Also we have a Christmas Raffle and mulled fruit punch and mince pies. 

Coming Up at St Johns

White Christmas weekend


Sat 8th December and Sunday 9th December 

A full weekend of displays in the church 

Sat 8th Fun activities in the hall for all the family including our beauty stall , tombolas etc and on Sunday evening a concert to round off a lovely festive weekend 

Free entry !!!!

Christingle Service


SUNDAY 2nd DEC 3pm 

Celebrating 50 years of Christingle!!

Come along to our lovely candle lit service where the church is transformed by the light. A very lovely sight. Some traditional carols and a few sweets thrown in. What more could you want from a service!  

Advent Carol Service

Sunday 2nd December at 6pm
Readings with music for choir and congregation.


Sunday 2nd December at 6pm

Readings with music for choir and congregation. 

Come to St John’s and make a good start to that time of preparation which reminds us of the significance of the coming into the world of the Christ of God.

The Garden Room Project




As you know, we’ve all been hard at work planning, and fundraising to build St John’s Garden Room - a comfortable and welcoming space for church and community groups to use and enjoy. With all your hard work, and particular thanks to Peter Crocombe and his planning team and Gill Salter and her fundraising team, we now have sufficient funds, and the necessary permissions in place from the Diocese and from Croydon planning office, to be able to begin building. 

The building work is expected to begin in the week beginning 5th November and last for about 6 months. During that time the Garden of Remembrance will be fenced off and at times there is likely to be limited access to the south side of the church. I’m sure you will bear with us while the work goes on.

 If you have any particular needs or concerns at any time, please do speak to Jenny.



Although we’ve done really well with fundraising, and securing funds from external sources, we do still need to raise a bit more to cover all our costs. So our fundraising continues – please continue to support events which will raise much-needed funds for the project


If you would like to make a donation towards the building of the garden room, perhaps in memory of a loved one or in thanksgiving for an event eg. an anniversary or significant birthday, or in celebration of an achievement, please take a “brick donation” pack from the back of the church.

If you would like any further information please contact Gill Salter

at 21 Rylandes Road, South Croydon CR2 8EB

0208 4059971 OR 

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