Church of England Diocese of Southwark Saint Mark, Woodcote, Purley

Facilities and features

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Accessibility

There are good toilet facilities in the adjacent hall foyer with easy access from the Church

These are available in the Ladies toilet

Car Parking is available within the church grounds and in the surrounding residential streets. Please park with respect to our neighbours driveways.

In addition to Ladies and Gentlemen's toilets there a level, wide entrance toilet for wheel-chair access.

Where necessary, passengers may be dropped and collected immediately outside the church and church hall doors.

Hearing (induction) Loop

We have large print hymn books and weekly sheets available

We welcome assistance dogs

We have a dementia friendly cafe running from January 2022- Fridays 2-4


Our Building

Normally Tuesday -Sunday open from 9am -4pm

Listed Building

Music and Worship

The Church is used regularly for concerts by external choirs and orchestras such as the Croydon Male Voice Choir and the Erato Orchestra and has been used several times for recording purposes.

Installed in 1915 our Walker organ is generally known to be one of the best of its kind in the diocese.

Tuesday 11am in Lady Chapel

Regular Choir

Groups, Courses and Activities

25th Purley

Brownies

"A Place to Be" is a local social group offering a warm welcome to people over 65 and people living with dementia and their carers (any age).

We have an experienced group of volunteers who provide a warm and friendly welcome and we offer a range of activities throughout the year including:

Music
Entertaiment
Quiz’s
Arts & Crafts
Seated Exercise
Board Game Afternoons

Most importantly “a place to be” is a group where people can come together and enjoy sharing experiences and find companionship in a relaxed environment away from the stresses of every day life.

Cubs
Guides

Part of Croydon Churches Floating Shelter Scheme

Rainbows

25th Purley

Part of Purley Food Hub


Help for Visitors

Free wifi

9-4 Tuesday-Sunday


Other Features

We collect regularly in church for the Purley Food Bank. There is usually a couple of boxes at the back of the church for donations.

Back to Church Sunday

We have three halls which are for hire. The large and small halls can be used separately or merged together. The third hall is separate and is self contained at the rear of the church. See our website for further details or contact our Lettings Officer, Sue Carter, on 07811 162 539. Email [email protected]