Serving the churches of Shirley, Croydon

Individual churches in Shirley may be members of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI), and the national ecumenical organisation Churches together in England (CTE), through their denomination or organisation.

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Welcome to Churches Together in Shirley near Croydon.


We celebrate the visit of the Magi to Jesus and prepare for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. 

AIF Picture above is Triptych with three panes where a couple come from two distinct church traditions, but they share one baptism.

Association of InterChurch Families (AIF) 

The contacts for AIF are Andy and Liz Bebington on   

Lent Groups

This Lent the Shirley Churches are showing the film by Ken Loach I, Daniel Blake at St George's Church in Elstan Way. The course continues each Sunday from 6pm at St George's Church during Lent.  

The Shirley Churches ran the popular Lent course based on the Les Misérables film in 2018. 

Advent Groups

An Ecumenical (Churches Together) York course was last studied:  LIVING IN THE LIGHT (of The Coming of Christ)

Croydon Websites   



Please see What's On tab for dates of events or click the blue "Churches and community events" box to the right of this text. Includes Shirley Methodist concert and other events.

For Childrens Art classes at St Georges Church see this document. CT Documents - NEW


The Shrublands Community Trust Foodbank in the Advice Centre at 7 Broom Road, Shirley is open on Fridays from 1.00-3.00PM.

There is a weekly lunch on Tuesday in the coffee shop between 12pm and 1:30 each week. - NEW 

Donations of "in date" cans of food are welcome. The Foodbank looks after about 10 people a week who cant afford to feed themselves. A link to the PDF for list of food needed each week is Here .


Churches Together in West Wickham operates a work club. Drop in sessions are held every Monday afternoon (except Bank Holidays) from 4pm at West Wickham Library, Glebe Way, West Wickham. Free advise is available to help with writing CV's, interview techniques and job search.  For more details please drop in or email


Shirley Neighbourhood Care and Lunch Clubs

Assistance is provided with transport to and from GPS's and other medical appointments. There is a regular shopping bus and prescription collection. 

A Lunch club is being run at the Methodist Luncheon Club and takes place every Thursday from 11:30 and there is a waiting list so please phone below.

Further details can be obtained from the Neighbourhood Care Office on 8662 9599 co-ordinated by Linda Hawkins and email  .


Unity Service

The most recent Unity service is at All Saints Church. 

The theme is Only Justice.