Events coming up

Public exhibition of plans for a new care home. Friday 11th October

To be held in All Saints small hall, Onslow Gardens, CR2 9AB. Friday 11th October, 3 - 7 pm.

Churchgate services are putting on a public exhibition for a chance to find out more about their proposals to build a new 60 bed care home on the corner of Sanderstead Hill and Addington Road.

Churchgate services is primarily focussed across the south of England where they have developed a range of sites including residential and commercial, although care homes are the main focus of the group. They want to hear from local residents - come to the public exhibition to hear more.

If you can't come to the exhibition they still want to hear your views. Contact [email protected], tel 0207 399 2294

Sanderstead Nieighbourhood Care Quiz Night. Saturday 12th October


Sat 12 October, 7 pm for a 7.30pm start. Tickets: £10 per person. Payment in advance only! 6 people per table. Ticket price includes a ploughman’s & dessert but please bring your own glasses and drink. Any special dietary requirements need to be advised in advance. There will be a raffle on the night

All Saints Church Hall, Onslow Gardens, Sanderstead CR2 9AB

Book tickets by calling 020 8657 8289, come into the office or email. [email protected]


Charity Boot Sale. Saturday 12th October

St Paul's Church's Autumn Boot Sale will take place on Saturday 12th October at St Paul’s Church Hall, Croham Park Avenue, South Croydon from 9.30 am until 12.30 pm.

There will be 30 or more stalls selling a variety of pre-owned goods including clothing and shoes, books and games, toys, bric a brac, collectables and much more at bargain prices.

Admission is 50 pence and accompanied children under 14 are admitted free of charge. Early bird admission is from 9.00 am and costs 2 Pounds.

Sellers need to pre-book tables by contacting the Organiser on 01883 723081 or by email ([email protected]).

We have been running boot sales at St Paul’s for almost 20 years and have attracted a loyal following. All proceeds go to supporting youth work in the area including Scouts, Brownies and Junior Church and amongst other things we also make donations towards sending shoe boxes to Eastern Europe.

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Purley Beeches Work Party. Sat 19 October

October 19th AUTUMN CLEAR UP. Summer growth will be dying back, a final opportunity to clear paths and care for our new trees, but as always there will be time for warming elevenses.

Programme for 2019

For further information please call or email, Stanley Lowy: 020 8657 3684 or [email protected], Elizabeth Bennett: [email protected], Mac Court: [email protected]

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Purley Literary Society. Tuesday 22 October

Meetings at 8pm in the hall of Purley United Reformed Church, 906 Brighton Road, Purley, CR8 2LN.

Download the programme here

  • 22 October The Inexhaustible Mr Paxton Russell Bowes
  • 5 November What's in a Name? Anthony Poulton-Smith
  • 19 November Museum of Croydon Archives Lindsay Ould
  • 3 December The Great British Paint Off Nicola Moorby
  • 4 January Shirley Windmill Frank Paine
  • 28 January The Cow That Changed History Amanda Bryett
  • 11 February Rigorous Pleasure – The Architecture of CZWG at 1 Lansdowne Road Piers Gough
  • 25 February The Miracle of Bletchley Park Gillian Cane
  • 10 March ENSA - Every Night Something Awful Delia Taylor
  • 24 March AGM at 7:30 with refreshments, followed by: Les Parisiennes: How The Women of Paris Lived, Loved and Died in the 1940's Anne Sebba

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Half Term events at Sanderstead Library 22 - 25 October

  • Handwriting Zoo-Tuesday 22nd October 3:30-4:30pm. For ages 4-6 years. Please book in advance. Join ‘Explore Learning’ for some fun with letter formation.
  • Jewellery Making-Wednesday 23rd October at 2pm. For Families. Please book in advance. Enjoy making your own jewellery as part of Family Learning Festival
  • Halloween Craft Friday-25th at 10am. For All Ages. Drop in. Get crafty for Halloween!
  • Preventing Diabetes Talk-Friday 25th October at 2pm. For Adults. Drop in. Come and learn more about this condition
  • That’s not my …Storytime Friday 25th October at 4pm. For ages 3+. Drop in. Enjoy listening to these classic stories

For full details click here to download a brochure

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The Arts Society Sanderstead. Tuesday 26 November

Meetings commence at 10.30 on the fourth Tuesday of the month at the United Reformed Church Hall, Sanderstead Hill, South Croydon, CR2 0HB. Coffee is served from 9.45 to 10.15am. The November meeting is ‘Food and Art Through the Ages' by Tasha Marks.

At present there is no waiting list for new members joining and visitors are welcome on payment of a small fee. For more information phone 0208 660 9122. Email: [email protected]

Programme for 2020

The Arts Society

Children's Society Art Exhibition, Sat 12 March 2020

Saturday 21 March 10.00am – 4.30pm United Reformed Church Hall, Sanderstead Hill.

A Spring date for your calendar! Our 46th annual exhibition again offers an opportunity to admire the talents of local artists and to buy original works for yourself or as gifts at very reasonable prices. It is always a lively event with a wide variety of colourful pictures to enjoy, both framed and unframed, from beautiful animal studies to romantic landscapes and lovely local scenes. Around 50 artists' work will be on display and 20% of all profits go towards the Society's work with disadvantaged children. There will also be a homemade cakes and preserves stall, plus tea and coffee to enjoy and a chance to win a raffle prize. Drop in morning or afternoon if you have the chance. We'd love to see you.

Children's Society

THE ARTS SOCIETY CROYDON AREA. 2nd Thursday of the month

Meet Monthly (2nd Thursday) at 10.15 in All Saints Church Hall, Sanderstead

For further details please phone 02086572496 or email [email protected]

The Arts Society

Sanderstead Local History Group. Monthly on a Wednesday

Want to discover more local history? If so then 'The Sanderstead Local History Group' would like to invite you to our monthly meetings held 2-4pm at All Saints Church Hall Onslow Gardens Sanderstead the last Wednesday in the month. A small charge of £2 each meeting to cover hall hire and refreshments. No annual fee. Information is on the Bourne Society website re the area covered and local history books they have produced plus details of the SLHG meetings.

Contact Joyce Hoad (Chair) [email protected] or [email protected]

Bourne Society

Soul Symphony Choir, Tuesday evenings at 7pm

Soul Symphony Choir is a fun, friendly and vibrant choir based in Croydon. ‘I love everyone’s positivity and how wonderful everyone’s attitude is. Every week you have a rehearsal to look forward to with what feels like a second family,’ Lizzy. Be energised by our uplifting sessions as well as the mutual support and encouragement of the Soul Symphony Choir community. Come join us – free taster for your first session.

For more information please visit or email [email protected]

You are welcome to join us on Tuesday evenings from 7pm at St Columba’s Church, 37 Queenhill Road, South Croydon CR2 8DW. For more information please visit

Soul Symphony

Toddler Groups every Tuesday and Friday in term time

Toddler groups meet in All Saints' Halls every Tuesday and Friday during term time from 9.30 till 11.30. Toys, trains, friendship, refreshments, songs. £2 per child

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