A Community Center

We believe that we have a very special role in supporting people through church and community projects. Lots of local community groups and national organisations meet here for educational, social and recreational events.

The University of the Third Age (U3A) and Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society hold meetings catering for a wide variety of interests. Other groups are more specialised. Lacemakers, Croydon Philatelic Society, Poets Anonymous, Croydon Post Card Club, Norbury and South London Transport Club, Croydon Symphony Orchestra are just a few of the groups who meet regularly. There is more information on the notice boards in the main corridor, the church website or the Croydon Online website www.croydononline.org/community_information


We’re easy to find. We’re very close to East Croydon Station, with its excellent transport links. Our minister, Revd Derrick Dzandu-Hedidor, can be contacted on 07588 405576 or by email dsdhedidor@aol.com. Our email addresses are admin@eastcroydonurc.org.uk and lettings@eastcroydonurc.org.uk Why not contact us today?

Hop, Skip and Jump Pre-School

Hop, Skip and Jump Pre-School meets every morning in term time. It offers a happy and welcoming environment for 3 and 4 year olds. The manager is Lizzie Wallace on 07748 107766.

The Lunch Club

The Lunch Club: meets every Thursday in term time between 12 noon and 12.45pm. Staff serve a freshly cooked, two course hot meal free of charge to between 50 and 60 people each week in a friendly atmosphere. No referral is needed – just turn up.

The Link

The Link: meets every Thursday evening throughout the year from 7pm – 9.30pm. This is a weekly drop-in which offers friendship and a safe place to meet for marginalised and vulnerable adults. Contact: Pauline Miller at Purley Baptist Church office on 020 8668 0422 or email office@purleybaptist.org

Alcoholics Anonymous and Al Anon

Alcoholics Anonymous and Al Anon: meet weekly to provide help and support for people with alcohol related problems and their families.


Revd Derrick Dzandu-Hedidor


Tel: 07588 405576
Email: dsdhedidor@aol.com