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Youth Group:  A Church Youth Group now meets weekly on Sunday evenings at St Francis.  The meetings start at 6.30pm and end at 8.30pm.  For more information click here

A Place of Welcome:  St Francis Church is open as a place of welcome every Friday morning from 10am to 12 noon.  This is an opportunity for people to talk with others.  WiFi, drinks and toys are always available.  We hope that all who visit will find a sense of belonging.  For more information click here

Women's Group Meeting:  The next meeting of the Women's Group will be held on Tuesday 11th December at 8pm in St Mary's Main Hall.  The theme for the evening is 'Christmas Preparations - Craft and Chat'.  For more details click here

Bereavement Support:  Needing help after suffering a bereavement?  We have a bereavement support group that meets on the second Wednesday of every month at Emmanuel Church in The Grove.  The next meeting will be on Wednesday 12th December from 2.30pm to 4pm.  For more details click here

The Christmas Big Sing: The total amount raised for Christian Aid at the Big Sing was £1328.95 (£1187.20 plus £131.75 gift aid).

Donations for Croydon Refugee Day Centre:  Non perishable foods and items of clothing for the refugees can be left in the box at the back of the church.   For more information about the centre click here

Donations for The Good Shepherd Mission to The Homeless:  The mission is always in need of clean men's clothing and toiletries.  Leave any donations in the large plastic box at the back of the church.  These will be taken to the homeless in Central London every Thursday.  Please don't donate blankets and duvets although sleeping bags are acceptable.

News from Zimbabwe:  A new priest has been appointed to St Andrew's in Gweru, our link parish in Zimbabwe. His name is Revd Ronald Chikuyo and his wife is Tinotenda Constance. They are a young couple with a daughter who is less than a year old. Revd Ronald was a parishioner at St Andrew's when he got called for the ordained ministry and comes highly commended by Bishop Ignatius. Please pray for Revd Ronald as he begins his ministry at St Andrews in very challenging times. For news of the Croydon/Zimbabwe Link click here

Prayer Ministry - for more detail click here