St George the Martyr Church, Shirley

FAQ

Thinking of visiting St. George’s?
Here are a few things you might want to know…..

Are children welcome at St George’s services?
Absolutely! The 10am Service is very family friendly with Junior Church most Sundays in term time. There is also a well equipped children’s corner to welcome pre-schoolers. This is a favourite place for many of the children. If your child is caught short in the service, there is a toilet adjacent to the Lady Chapel as well as nappy changing facilities at the Church Hall.

Can I take Holy Communion?
All are welcome at the Lord’s table. If for any reason you feel unable to take the blessed bread and wine at the time of communion, do still come forward to the altar rail and receive a sign of God’s blessing. St George’s encourages young people to prepare to be admitted to ‘Communion before Confirmation’ (If you want to know more about this please ask the Revd. Barry Hengist).

Is there disabled access to the Church?
St George’s tries to be an inclusive and welcoming church. There is parking for disabled people close to the Church for those who require it. The main body of the Church itself is all on one level and the Church Hall is accessible via a ramp. The Church Hall also has toilet facilities for disabled people.

Where do I park?
There are limited spaces opposite the Church Hall and a few spaces right by the Church itself, but please leave these for those that need them most. There is lots of on-street parking in the surrounding roads but please park sensitively.

Is St George’s accessible by public transport?
The 367 bus runs right past the church! It runs between East Croydon and Bromley North Stations approximately every 20 minutes. Alternatively you can catch any bus that stops at Shirley Library and walk for 15 minutes northwards up Orchard Way. The nearest tram stops are Arena (20 mins walk) and Elmers End (25 mins walk).

Are there refreshments after the service?
After the 10am Sunday service all are welcome to enjoy a cup of fairtrade tea or coffee and meet one another in the Church Hall. There is squash and biscuits available too.