Church of England Diocese of Southwark St. Francis of Assisi, West Wickham

Facilities and features

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Accessibility

Three toilets within the church building

The large public car park opposite the church is free on Sundays.

Ramped entrance
Hearing (induction) Loop

We have large print notice sheets, hymn books and large print pew bibles.

Assistance Dogs

Our Building


Music and Worship

Regular free lunch time concerts in the spring and summer months. Also used by The Hayes Symphony Orchestra as their main conocert venue.

A 3 manual 'Allen' organ

The hymn book is 'Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New' and various settings of the communion service are used including the Rutter setting and Margaret Rizza 'Mass of Life'. There is a small robed choir


Groups, Courses and Activities

Youth Group meets every Sunday evening at 6.30pm in the church

We offer Alpha Courses in partnership with our neigbouring parish - St John, West Wickham

During Lent we are planning to study the 'Paraclesis: Journeying Together' course. This course encourages people to come alongside people who are struggling with life’s challenges. It offers the Church a fresh perspective on pastoral care and journeying together – the way that God journeys alongside us. More details on the website https://www.paraclesis.org.uk/

Every Saturday from 10.30am until 11.30am there is a very popular coffee morning held in the church. Proceeds are donated to the charity 'Action Aid'

Cubs

Churches Together in West Wickham Work Club meets every Monday (except Bank Holidays and during August) from 4pm to 6pm in West Wickham Library, Glebe Road. Friendly advice for jobseekers from experienced coaches - CV develeopment/revision, assistance with job searching and interview preparation.

Many members of the congregation participate in a weekly 'soup run' to Central London organised by The Good Shepherd Mission to The Homeless. Departs from St Edward, New Addington every Thursday evening at 6.45pm.

At 3.45pm every third Friday of the month at St Mary's Church, The Avenue, West Wickham

Scouts

Youth Group meets every Sunday evening at 6.30pm in the church


Help for Visitors

WiFi always available when the church is open

St Francis is open as a 'Place of Welcome' every Friday from 10am until 12 noon. This is an opportunity for people to talk with others. WiFi, drinks and toys for children are always available. We hope that all who visit will find a sense of belonging.


Other Features

See the events listed and the calendar to see all our Christmas Services together with those at St Mary's in our United Benefice.

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