All Saints Church, Hackbridge and Beddington Corner, Surrey
The church and grounds provide a quiet oasis and a place of prayer in an urban environment.
In the 1840's, Hackbridge and Beddington Corner were two distinct hamlets, separated by fields and orchards. A school for local children in Beddington Corner doubled as a church on Sundays until in 1893 an 'iron church' with an exterior of corrugated iron and a wood panelling interior was built on the site of what is now the All Saints Centre. The current church was built between 1928-1930 and consecrated in 1931. In Kenneth Richardson's book The Twenty-Five Churches of the Southwark Diocese: An Interwar Campaign of Church Building (The Ecclesiological Society 2002) the designs for the church are described as having "a character of simplicity combined with dignity". A number of features of the 'iron-church' were incorporated - the Lady Chapel altar and stained glass above, and statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In the 1980's the east end was re-ordered to open up the chancel and a further reordering in 2013 provided a votive candle in the High Altar sanctuary and the repositioning of the choir stalls. A community garden was also created in the church grounds. In 2015, with the support of Viridor Credits, an accessible toilet and kitchenette were installed, the font was repositioned, and photovoltaic panels were installed on the roof.
Standard opening times: The church is open most weekdays from 9 am to 5 pm (4 pm in winter).
There is a mid-week Said Eucharist service on Wednesdays at 9.15 am, and a Sunday Sung Communion service at 10.15 am. There are occasional midweek evening and Sunday evening services.
Facebook Page: All Saints Church Hackbridge
New Road, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 4JN, United Kingdom
Travel directions: By car: New Road is off London Road (A237). There is some onsite parking at the Centre and good street parking.
By public transport (rail/bus): Close to Hackbridge Rail Station which has connections with London Victoria, Epsom and Horsham. The 127 bus stops outside the church, the 151 bus stops near Hackbridge Corner (is a short walk from the church), the 80 bus stops in Culvers Avenue (about a 15 minute walk to the church).
On foot: The church is within walking distance of the river Wandle which has a tow path. Walkers would need to leave the river at the bridge at Hackbridge or near Culvers Avenue. London Road is a busy road, there is a Pelican Crossing near the church.
Facilities: The church is suitable for wheelchair access with a level path from the pavement to the church entrance, and the accessible toilet in the church is open when the church is open. There is a votive candle stand and slips of paper for prayer requests.
A lawn surrounds the church with picnic tables and benches. Tea and coffee making facilities are available in the kitchenette. Hackbridge Corner has a number of shops where visitors can purchase food and drink and there is also a small cafï¿½. Hackbridge and Beddington Corner comes under the London Borough of Sutton and there are a number of hotels and guesthouses in the local area. Please contact the Revd Lynn Billin regarding quiet days for individuals or groups, c/o All Saints Church Office, New Road, Mitcham CR4 4JN, tel. 0208 617 1950 (church office) or on contact details below.
Tel: 07816 140385