St Philip the Apostle Sydenham SE26
St Philip the Apostle Sydenham SE26

Welcome to St Philip the Apostle "on-line" for  Sunday 05 July 2020

You will find a service sheet for worship from home by pressing the "tab" above.

Coronavirus Restrictions Update

Following the latest easing of Coronavirus restrictions, it is our intention to open the church for private prayer only (with social distancing) each Sunday from 10.30 to midday starting  next Sunday 12 July.  This will follow the private celebration of the Parish Mass which will remain closed to the the congregation for the time being.


Please await a further announcement of when we hope to open - with appropriate safety measures - for the Sunday Mass. 

Each Sunday, following our Bishop’s guidance, Mass will be offered (& the bell rung,) at 10.00 on all our behalves, for the parish, including the ten people who have died from covid19 within the boundaries of the St Philips'parish. This will be in St. Philips Church, which remains closed however to the congregation even for prayer BUT we are united in prayer in this way

Fr. Edd Stock at Holy Trinity Sydenham – is continuing to raise money for families who are experiencing serious hardship due to the financial impact of the crisis – St Philips is supporting this important initiative and have made a donation of £500 – but individuals can also donate via the Citizens U.K. Lewisham website.  Over £12,000 has been raised so far.

Welcome to St Philip the Apostle 

St Philips is an Anglican parish church within the Diocese of Southwark and based in Sydenham in south east London. St Philips has a friendly and multi-cultural congregation who rely on the effective power of prayer and the healing power of the Holy Spirit and who live out their faith in weekly and daily worship. All are very welcome to join us for our Sunday Eucharist, where we all meet together as a family: communicant members of other Churches are invited to take communion with us. Alternatively, you may prefer one of the quieter less formal weekday masses. Whatever your preference, why not join us? You will be very welcome.


Wells Park, Sydenham SE26 6QW

Coronavirus Important Update

In order to help contain the spread of Coronavirus throughout the Capital, all Church of England Church buildings in London boroughs have been instructed to close to the Public from Monday 23 March 2020.


We very much regret that this has become necessary, but we must do all we can to contribute to the efforts being made to keep people safe and healthy.  


While our services are suspended the Eucharist is being celebrated (but not in church) on behalf of, and for, the parishes each day at 10.00 a.m.  You might want to unite in prayer at this time perhaps by saying the Lord''s Prayer in your own home.


We remain united in prayer for our communities and nation and continue to hold in our prayers all those who work in our NHS, care agencies and emergency services as well as those undertaking vital work in our supermarkets and distribution networks.  We particularly pray at this time for the sick, elderly and other vulnerable people.





The Parish of St Philip the Apostle takes safeguarding and care of children and vulnerable adults very seriously.  Further information and useful links can be found via the tab marked "Safeguarding" at the top of the page.










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