All Saints - Croydon
Welcome to All Saints' Croydon which is part of a group of five churches that make up the Benefice the Orwell Group in South Cambridgeshire. All five churches covering five parishes are here to serve you whether you are a regular church attender or not. As rural parishes, many of our congregations have members of various traditions worshipping together, be they Baptist, Methodist, Roman Catholic, or whatever, and all are welcome. After all we all worship the same one God.
All our church buildings are listed either grade 1 or grade II* (eg Croydon) thus worship and spiritual development has been going on for at least a thousand years if not more, even if the buildings have changed.That does not mean we fossilise, and as social changes occur around us we endeavour to respond to the challenges that are presented to us
Perhaps the one distinctive feature of All Saints - Croydon is the association with the Downing Family who of course built Downing Street in Westminster and founded Downing College in Cambridge. The Downing family were responsible for the rebuilding of the chancel around 1680 as well as being buried in the crypt. Not far, and to the west of Croydon church, are the remains of the now lost Cloptonvillage that was joined to Croydon in 1561 (see About us for more detailed information).
Since the restrictions around the Covid-19 pandemic the five churches have moved to on-line services ( YouTube and Zoom™) and these will continue alongside those churches that have been able to re-open. Also Bible Study and Messy Church are on-line.
This is a difficult time for many people who suddenly find themselves with less resources through no fault of their own. There is a Foodbox in our church porch which all who need it are welcome to use, there is no need to ask, simply help yourself to what you need.
The parish of Croydon: All Saints is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Ely’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.
Find Comfort and Joy this Christmas
This special Christmas time, celebrate the greatest story of all. Wherever you are, whoever you’re with, the Christ Child’s promise of comfort and joy is for you. Find our services and events and prepare for Christmas with us.