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Arts and History

Bourne Society

Hon Membership Secretary, Mrs J Hurrion


01883 349287

The Arts Society - Croydon Area

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


Meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 10.15 am


More Information about The Arts Society


Contact [email protected]


0208 657 2496

The Arts Society, Sanderstead

Sanderstead United Reformed Church, Sanderstead Hill


Meetings on the 4th Tuesday at 10.30am. Coffee from 9.45 - 10.15


For more information please contact Sue Davenport 0208 660 9122


[email protected]

Croydon Open Group - Literature, Music and Art

Secretary, Mrs Anne Slatford


020 8660 4378

The Mitre Players

Membership, Julia Ascott


[email protected]



Parlour Players

Sanderstead URC, Sanderstead Hill


[email protected]



Purley Literary Society

Purley United Reformed Church, 906, Brighton Road, Purley




John and Bobbie Wilson 020 8657 3189

Sanderstead Dramatic Club

Chairman, Mr John Desbottes


01883 625656

Sanderstead Literary Society

Sanderstead URC Church Hall


Alternative Wednesdays 8pm October - March.


Hon Secretary Mr Charles Murdoch.


020 8651 4831

Sanderstead Local History Group

All Saints Church Hall


Last Wednesday at 2 - 4 pm


[email protected] or [email protected]

Selsdon Book Club

Selsdon Centre near the Library


Meets on the third Thursday of the month, 2.45 - 4.30


Contact Maureen


020 8651 2336

Selsdon Camera Club

Hon Secretary, Linda Nitsche




[email protected]


020 8651 4048

Younger Generation Theatre Group An opportunity for 9-18's to appear on the professional stage

Care for the Community

Sanderstead Neighbourhood Care

Co-ordinator, Mrs Debbie Clarke


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


10 - 12.30 am weekdays, at other times answerphone available


020 8657 8289

Sanderstead Safer Neighbourhood Team

[email protected]


020 8721 2470 or 101

St Edmund's Caring Group

020 8651 9442

Care for the Environment

Friends of Croham Hurst Woods

Liaison Officer, Councillor Maria Gatland


33 Whitmead Close, South Croydon CR2 7AS


020 8407 1327

Friends of King's Wood


Chair, Pam Plouch


020 8567 6302

Friends of Purley Beeches

Contact, Mac Court


[email protected]


Friends of the Wettern Tree Garden

Co-ordinator, Jean Hain


020 8660 0493

Sanderstead Horticultural Society

Hon Secretary, Mrs Brenda Bateman


020 8657 5280


Membership Secretary, Gill Matthews


020 8657 8675

South Croydon Allotment Society

Secretary, David Coram


01883 380665



Hon Treasurer, Mr Mike Black


020 8660 3956


Purley, Caterham and District Inspectorate


Control Emergency Centre (24 hours)


0800 1234999

Sanderstead Mothers' Union

Meetings monthly at one of our churches


Contact, Mrs Rosemary Kempsell


[email protected]


020 8657 0482


All Saints Parish Church - AD 1230

Team Rector, Rev'd Canon Martin Greenfield


020 8657 1366


[email protected]


Assistant Priest, Rev'd Jeremy Groombridge


020 8668 7795


[email protected]


Parish Secretary, Paul Shipley


[email protected]


020 8657 0665



St Antony's Church

Wentworth Way, Hamsey Green, CR2 9EW


Contact Sanderstead Parish Office


[email protected]


020 8657 0665



St Edmund's Church

Michley Avenue, Sanderstead, CR2 9HL


Contact Sanderstead Parish Office


[email protected]


020 8657 0665



St Mary's Church

Purley Oaks Road, CR2 0NR


Team Vicar, Rev'd Grant Cohen


[email protected]


020 8657 1725



Church of the Holy Family

Limpsfield Road, Sanderstead


Parish Priest, Rev'd Malachy Keegan


020 8657 1728

Sanderstead Methodist Church

102 Limpsfield Road, CR2 9EE


Rev'd Faith Nyota


Church Secretary, Mrs Marjorie Dear


020 8657 7947



Sanderstead United Reformed Church

Sanderstead Hill


Rev'd Martin Ferris


Contact, Mrs Jenny Russell


[email protected]




020 8657 6509

Sanderstead Evangelical Church

82 Limpsfield Road, CR2 9EB


Minister, Stephen Ridgeway


[email protected]


020 8657 9502


Workers Educational Association (Sanderstead and Selsdon Branch)

Latest Newsletter


Acting Chair, Mrs Jane Bishop


[email protected]


020 8763 2750

Halls for Letting

All Saints' Church Halls

Onslow Gardens, CR2 9AB


Parish Administrator, Paul Shipley


[email protected]


020 8657 0665

St Antony's Hall

Wentworth Way, Hamsey Green


Parish Administrator, Paul Shipley


[email protected]


020 8657 0665

St Mary's Church Hall

Purley Oaks Road


[email protected]


020 8657 9232

Sanderstead Memorial Hall

Purley Oaks Road


Booking Secretary, Mrs Caroline Hubbard


[email protected]


020 8668 2783 or 07775 680087

Sanderstead Methodist Church

Limpsfield Road


Booking Secretary


020 8657 3403

Sanderstead United Reformed Church Hall

Sanderstead Hill


Booking Secretary, Mrs Linda Currion


020 8657 3020


[email protected]

St John's Community Hall

Upper Selsdon Road


Bookings, Jennifer Mattocks


07958 682 103


[email protected]

Trinity Sanderstead Sports and Social Club

Lime Meadow Avenue, CR2 9AS


Booking Secretary, Anna Warnock


07582 910 094

  [email protected]


South East Cancer Help Centre

2 Purley Road, Purley, CR8 2HA


[email protected]


020 8668 0974



Sanderstead Library

Farm Fields, Sanderstead, CR2 0HL




020 3700 1015


Opening hours:

  • Tuesday and Friday 9 am - 6 pm
  • Wednesday 9.30 am - 6 pm
  • Saturday 9 am - 5 pm


Regular Events


For Under 5s


  • Every Wednesday Rhymetime 10-10.30am
  • Wiggle and Jiggle 11 - 11.30 am
  • Storytime Fridays 3.30 - 4 pm


For Adults


  • Every 3rd Tuesday of the month: Adult Reading Group 4.30-5.30pm
  • First and third Friday of the month: Knit & Natter 2-4pm
  • Ancestry. Free session on Ancestry UK website. Fridays 10 - 11 am. Booking required


Cantilena Singers (Ladies' Choir)

Methodist Church, Wednesdays 7.30 - 9 pm


Contact Jill, tel 020 8660 2924 or 07957 6270783


Horizons Social Group

Sanderstead Methodist Church


Tuesdays 8 pm fortnightly


Chair, Jeanne Revnell


020 8668 3921

Probus Club of Croydon South

Secretary, John Barker


[email protected]


020 8657 2093

Probus Club of Sanderstead and Purley Oaks

Secretary, Mr Peter Atkinson


020 8657 4188

Probus Club of Sanderstead and Riddlesdown

Hon Sec, Chris Babbs


[email protected]


020 8668 2775

Rotary Club of Croydon Jubilee

Hon Secretary, Mr Johnathan Boase


[email protected]


020 8668 0273

Rotary Club of Sanderstead and Selsdon

Hon Secretary


[email protected]

Sanderstead and Selsdon Trefoil Guild

Chair Mrs Jacklyn Sanderson


01689 846184

Sanderstead Evening Townswomen's Guild

Secretary, Mrs Doreen NIcholls


Methodist Church Hall, 3rd Monday at 7.30pm


020 8657 2072

Sanderstead Village WI (evenings)

First Monday of the month, 7.30 pm


Sanderstead Methodist Church


President, Sheila Freeman


020 8657 2554


[email protected]

Sanderstead WI (afternoon)

First Wednesday of the month




Hon Secretary, Mrs Elaine Marsh


020 8406 9771

Sport and Games

Arkwright Badminton Club

All Saints Halls, Onslow Gardens.


Every Monday at 8 pm


Club Secretary, Ian Mercer



  07939 530622
Bridge Thursday Club, Sanderstead

Memorial Hall, Purley Oaks Road.


[email protected]


020 8657 4082

Croydon Active Paddlers Canoe Club

15 Foxearth Road, South Croydon, CR2 8EH




[email protected]


020 8657 0395

Croham Hurst Golf Club

Croham Road, South Croydon, CR2 7HJ




020 8657 5581

Purley Bury Bowling Club

53, Purley Bury Avenue, CR8 1JF




Hon Secretary, John Tucker


020 8407 0664

Purley Downs Golf Club

106 Purley Downs Road




020 8657 8347

Purley Oaks Short Mat Bowling Club

St Mary's Church Hall, Purley Oaks Road


Secretary, Mr Brian Grubb


020 8657 4412

Sanderstead Cricket Club (youth)

Hon Secretary, Tom Palfrey


[email protected]


07872 346 932

Sanderstead Hall Badminton Club

Chair, David Hills


020 8657 8628

Sanderstead Hockey Club


Sanderstead Lawn Tennis and Social Club

Penwortham Road, Sanderstead


Hon Secretary, Mrs Charlotte Trazcinska


[email protected]


020 8668 2113

Sanderstead URC Tennis Club

Hon Secretary, Mrs Sue Fairchild


020 8657 3761

Sanderstead Village Lawn Tennis Club

26a Sanderstead Court Avenue


Chairman Malcolm Nicholls


020 8657 2072

Scottish Country Dancing

Tuesdays, 8pm. Social Dancing, beginners welcome


Sanderstead URC Hall


Hon Secretary, Mrs Madelaine Reeve


[email protected]

Trinity Sanderstead Sports and Social Club

Lime Meadow Avenue, CR2 9AS


Membership: Anna Warnock


07582 910 094

Support Groups

Croydon Alzheimer's Society

Heavers Resource Centre, 122 Selhurst Road, South Norwood, SE25 6LL


[email protected]


020 8916 3587

Youth Organisations

Sanderstead Children's Centre

Atwood Primary School, Limpsfield Rd, CR2 9EE


[email protected]


020 657 7374

Younger Generation Theatre Group An opportunity for 9-18's to appear on the professional stage

Scouts and Beavers

8th Purley (St Mary's)

Scout Hut HQ, St Mary's Church, 85 Purley Oaks Road, CR2 0NY


Group Scout Leader, Yvonne Lamont


020 8763 2933

16th Purley (All Saints Church)

Scout HQ, Cranleigh Close, Cranleigh Gardens, CR2 9LD


Group Scout Leader, Trevor Lowe


0183 626038

18th Purley (URC)

Scout HQ, Farm Fields, CR2 0HQ


Group Scout Leader, tbc


Beavers Thursdays, David Freeman


020 8657 2554


Cubs Wednesdays, Dominic Watts


01293 534370


Scouts Tuesdays, Trevor Lowe


01883 626038

2nd Hamsey Green (St Antony's)

King's Walk, off Cherry Tree Green


Group Scout Leader, Janice Simpson


07941 640302

Guides, Brownies and Rainbows

Official Contact details, www.girlguiding.org.uk/interested

18th Purley Scout Hut, Farm Fields

1st Sanderstead Rainbows, Wednesdays


8th Sanderstead Guides, Fridays

All Saints Church

7th Sanderstead Brownies, Fridays


9th Sanderstead Brownies. Tuesdays


7th/9th Sanderstead Guides, Fridays


8th Sanderstead Brownies, Fridays

St Edmund's Church

3rd Sanderstead Rainbows, Tuesdays

Methodist Church

11th Sanderstead Brownies, Wednesday

Youth Sports

Selsdon Little League Football

Boys and Girls, all abilities, 8 - 13 years


Sanderstead Recreation Ground



Hamsey Rangers Football Club

Children, boys and girls, under 7s to seniors


John Fisher Sports Ground, Limpsfield Road


Secretary, Lisa Courtney


020 8651 1780

For Younger Children

Sanderstead Library

Farm Fields, Sanderstead CR2 0HL


020 8726 6900


For Under 5s

  • Rhymetime, Wednesdays, 10am, babies and toddlers
  • Wiggle and Jiggle, Wednesdays, 11am, 18 months upwards
  • Storytime. Fridays, 4 pm, 2 1/2 years upwards

Sanderstead Toddler Group

United Reformed Church Hall


Mondays at 9.30 am


Parents and Carers with babies and toddlers welcome

Parent and Child Group

Sanderstead Methodist Church, Limpsfield Road, CR2 9LD


Wednesdays at 9.30 and Thursdays at 10 am


020 8668 3921

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