Events coming up

Platinum Party on the Rec. Saturday 4 June 2022

Platinum picnic on Sanderstead Rec, Saturday 4 June from 12 - 4 pm. Barbecue provided by Priscillas or bring a picnic and your friends.

Priscilla's Tearoom

Platinum Party in the Park. Sunday 5 June 2022

Friends of Purley Beeches in conjunction with the Purley Beeches dog owners whatsapp group are planning a Platinum Party in the Park on Sunday 5 June from 2 - 4 pm.

  • 1950 children’s and adult races
  • 1950 games for all ages
  • A dog scurry

Lots more planned, including Gordon the magician and an egg and spoon race. Donations for the tombola and for the cake stall appreciated. Surplus funds will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support.

email: [email protected] website:

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Gruffy Fair. Saturday 2 July

The Gruffy Fair, organised by 16th Purley Scouts is back for its 50th year on Saturday 2 July from 12.30 pm to 5 pm. Come along for cake and Pimm's, climbing wall, fancy dress parade, football competitions, and stalls, including the Sanderstead Residents Association.

Gruffy Fair

Regular events

Litter picking on Sanderstead Rec 2nd Saturday of the month

FOSRGAGS calls for volunteers to help with litter picking on Sanderstead Rec. 2nd Saturday of the month: Saturdays 11th June, 9th July, 13th August and 10th September between 12 and 4 pm. Pickers and hoops available from Priscilla's.


Coffee Pot. Fortnightly on a Friday morning in All Saints Halls

Come and meet new friends and enjoy chatter with fresh home-made cakes and Tea or Coffee, and have fun. Why Not Come and Join us at All Saints' Church Sanderstead in the Small Hall. Fortnightly on Fridays between 10am and 12pm. You will all be made very welcome!


Coffee Club. 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at Sanderstead Methodist Church

New members are welcome. We meet on the first and third Tuesday of the month. If you would like some company, conversation, and coffee (or tea) in a friendly environment please drop in to Sanderstead Methodist Church, 102 Limpsfield Road, CR2 9EF, between 10.00 and 11.30 am and try out the club. It costs £1 for a drink and a cookie. For some pictures and more details visit the website:


Friends of Purley Beeches Work Parties

Friends of Purley Beeches regular work parties one Saturday a month. Visit their website for details of the next event:

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Sanderstead library is now open on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10am - 1pm and from 2pm - 5pm.

Sanderstead Library is now operating a Select and Collect service. Books can be reserved online, by email or by phone. You’ll be notified once your items are ready for collection. Please knock on the door when you arrive for your collection and a member of staff will come and help you. For more information and service updates please visit our website:

Croydon Libraries

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 on 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 our web site with a link to the Bourne Society where you can find local history books they have produced.

For 2021 our meetings have been via Zoom and forthcoming meetings are:

  • 29th September: Selsdon AD 871 to 1800: A "Country Estate", by Joyce Hoad
  • 27th October: Selsdon Park Hotel 1800 - 2000: From country mansion to a magnificent hotel, by Joyce Hoad
  • 24th November: All members: An early Christmas party Decision later whether Zoom or face to face

Contact Joyce Hoad (Chair) or Chris Harman at [email protected] if you’d like to be added to our mailing list for Zoom links.

Sanderstead LHG

The Arts Society Sanderstead.

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.

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]

Meetings are currently held via Zoom. Visit our website for details.

The Arts Society

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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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

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