To find out about any of these activities or information, click on the title
We are delighted to announce that Richard Mander joined us as Organist/Director of Music – taking up his post in September 2016.
Richard outlines his vision for the choir here
St Mildred’s Church Choir is comprised of boys, girls, men and women from age 7 upwards. It sings the Sunday morning services, evening services twice a month, occasional Festival evening services and also special events, e.g. weddings, funerals etc.
Previous Directors include Jan Pringle, Derek Dorey, Tim Horton, Martin How and Paul Spicer.
St Mildred’s Church Choir has, for nearly 30 years, undertaken to sing the services at cathedrals all over the country mainly during the absence on holiday of the various Cathedral Choirs. It has for instance sung at Wells on a number of occasions, also at Portsmouth, York Minster, Ely, Gloucester and Worcester to name but a few.
There is an active Choir Association devoted to raising money to fund the Cathedral visits.
The Choir has been affiliated to the Royal School of Church Music for over 60 years [and marked this with a Grand Celebration Concert on 10th May 2008].
- Junior Choir practice: Tuesday 5:30 – 6: 30pm in the Music room
- Full Choir Practice: Friday 8.00 – 9.00pm in the Music room
The Ladies’ Choir entertains various groups, both at St Mildred’s and at other Churches and regularly sings for the Women’s World Day of Prayer service held on the first Friday in March in Croydon (usually at Christchurch Methodist Church).
Friends of St Mildreds
Help support St Mildred’s by making a suggested, gift-aidable, donation of £20 per annum to Church funds. You will be kept up to date with what is happening through your 10 complementary copies of the Parish Post.
You can also tailor make your involvement by requesting which special information you would like to receive – eg children’s activities, musical events, special services etc
The Peace, Justice and Environment (PJE) Committee
St Mildred’s Peace, Justice and Environment (PJE) Committee believes that Christians are called to pray and to act in order to bring peace and justice for all people and to help protect God’s world. In that belief, the committee aims to raise people’s awareness of environmental issues, poverty, homelessness, debt, unfair trade and all abuse of human rights.
The committee is open to anyone who is interested in issues that directly affect people’s lives and the environment.
For more information about this group click here.
Bible Reading notes
Those who wish to follow a regular programme of Bible Readings can obtain booklets to help them. Some booklets are bi-monthly, some quarterly and some 4-monthly; but all paid for annually.
For further details contact the Parish Office
This is our parish magazine where you can find out what our church groups are doing plus details of any social events. The magazine also includes articles of general interest.
A sample can be found here
It can be obtained from Church for 50p per issue (10 per year) or joining Friends of St Mildred’s and having it delivered to you.
If you would like to submit an article for publication, please email or write to the Parish Office. Copy deadline is the second Tuesday of the preceding month.
Our mission Partner
Wies Landheer is our CMS mission partner.
She is a doctor, working in Rwanda.
To find out about her work, click here for her latest newsletter.
St Mildred’s is a Fairtrade church, which means that it uses only Fairtrade tea, coffee and sugar. It also uses other Fairtrade products where available, including Communion wine. Fairtrade issues are regularly promoted and a small recipe booklet has been produced to help encourage greater use of Fairtrade products in baking and cooking. We run a Fairtrade Stall, selling Fairtrade and Traidcraft products, at some church events.
For more information about Fairtrade, click here.
The Lit meets in The Pavilion every Tuesday from October to April. 8pm – 10pm
Subscription for the season £30, Non Members £2.50 per meeting (includes tea and biscuits)
2016/17 Programme can be found here
The Drop In
St Mildred’s hosts a Drop-in for the homeless and needy on Sundays. For further information, please click here
Sunday Munch – from 11 – 18 years of age
- Sunday School – as a member or a helper
- Prayer and Praise – both in regular services and special events
- Serving at Holy Communion services
- ‘I am who I am’ Friday youth club for 11 – 18 year olds
- Choir and worship band
The Mother’s Union
Our branch of this major Christian Charity (click here for more details) meets on the first Thursday of each month in the Pavilion – generally from 2pm – 4pm. Occasionally 8pm.
See our St_Mildred’s Mothers’ Union programme for details
This is a ‘Community Cafe’ serving Fairtrade tea/coffee with a delicious menu including bacon butties and home made cakes.
1st Saturday in each month from 10am – 12noon
meets in the Small Hall on the 3rd Thursday of each month – generally at 8:00 pm – unless stated otherwise.
Look here for more details
At St Mildred’s we are planning to play a part in answer to the prayer ‘Give us this day our daily bread’ by helping our local food bank.
How a food bank works:
Frontline care professionals identify people in need: Care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers, CAB and police identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher. Foodbanks partner with a wide range of care professionals who are best placed to assess need and make sure that it is genuine.
Clients receive food: Foodbank clients bring their voucher to a foodbank centre where it can be redeemed for three days emergency food. Volunteers meet clients over a cup of tea or free hot meal and are able to signpost people to agencies able to solve the longer-term problem.
How YOU can help:
You can help St Mildreds by downloading the shopping list here and bringing the goodies into church week by week.
Consider joining a rota of volunteers to deliver the food to the food bank
Home Groups are coming to St Mildred’s!
Groups meet fortnightly with time to unwind over tea or coffee, to consider an aspect of the Christian faith, perhaps using the Bible, or a DVD, and to pray. Nobody is required to say anything or to pray aloud – it’s a matter of personal choice. Nobody is ever ‘put on the spot’! But the time is one of relaxed mutual trust and care.
Our Home Groups, meet fortnightly on Wednesdays – groups meeting in the mornings and in the evenings.
There is a list at the back of church where you can register your interest and find out more. Or you can contact the Parish Office for further details.