Church of England Diocese of Southwark All Saints, Sydenham

Facilities and features

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Accessibility

Toilets
Baby Changing Facilities

There are no parking restrictions in the road where the church is located and there is also a large carriage drive which sweeps around the front of the church.

This is located in the hall to the side of the church.

There is no problem parking .

For those using wheelchairs there is use of a ramp to one side of the main entrance.

There are a couple of large print hymn books available .


Our Building

We have a grade 2 listed church by Fellows-Prynn with his signature Portland stone screen and quiet dignity in a building unaltered since 1901 though the original plans were never executed in full.
Sadly the exterior does no favours and belies a splendid interior.
Though we only have coloured glass in the windows,nevertheless there are three wonderful works of art including a James Archer RA.


Music and Worship

There is a small tolling bell attached to the outside of the Church which is rung regularly for services.

Over the past few years we have been a venue for concerts both during the Sydenham Arts Festival and at other times of year. The acoustic of the church is particularly good.

This is a delightful though small organ in full working condition placed in a gallery over the choir. It has recently had new pipes and stops as well as the exterior pipes being painted gold and suitable lighting installed.

Though we do not use the BCP in full we do enjoy BCP additions to the Sunday morning Common Worship Mass.


Groups, Courses and Activities

We do have courses throughout the year with particular focus on Advent and Lent.

The Word of God is used in the catholic tradition for meditation as well as for instruction and edification and we enjoy including it in our spirituality.

We are very sociable church with regular opportunities for fellowship.
Church festivals are celebrated with refreshments as well as the birthdays of regular members.

In Advent and Lent as well as at The Cathedral and other venues as advertised through the Diocese.


Help for Visitors

The is a comprehensive history of the church available on request.


Other Features

We are an urban priority area with considerable though perhaps hidden deprivation.

The local Credit Union was begun by a member of our congregation .

There is a full time Monday to Friday day nursery in our hall at the moment and an independent Christian group on Sunday afternoons.
This means we cannot hire the hall out to other groups for he time being.