About us

A unique church

We are an Anglican parish church joined with the United Reformed Church.  

Our community is rich in its diversity and open to all, regardless of race, gender, sexuality or background.

 

Our main Parish Service is at 10-11.15am on Sunday, and we hold services and events throughout the week, with several groups, for all ages.

 

Belief structure

 

We believe in a fully Inclusive Church – which does not discriminate, on any level, on grounds of economic power, gender, mental health, physical ability, race or sexuality.

 

We believe in a Church which we welcomes and serves all people in the name of Jesus Christ; which is scripturally faithful; which seeks to proclaim the Gospel afresh for each generation; and which, in the power of the Holy Spirit, allows all people to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Jesus Christ. 

 

I’m New

Feel free to say hello to Edward (Vicar), Jo (Community Minister) or the Churchwardens (Robert Simrick or Simon McDonald), or anyone else as we’re a lively, welcoming group so please come and join us for worship!

 

If you're coming for the first time, we recommend the first Sunday of the month, "Café Church" - an informal and interactive service for all ages, starting with breakfast served from 10am, and providing an opportunity to begin to get to know a few people. 

 

The rest of the month, we have a communion service and a Sunday School for younger members of the congregation.

 

Our Sunday Worship focuses on giving thanks to God in praise and prayer, and in exploring the Christian faith together in ways that help us to make sense of the Bible, our beliefs, and the complexities of human life and society. 

 

Copleston Church

The Copleston Church is as unique as the area it serves.

The church was built in the 1880s, at a time when south London was expanding rapidly, with a donation from Mr Peek – as in Peek Freans biscuits – who was concerned about the rapid construction of housing with nowhere to worship. Tucked away down a side street, the church drew a congregation from Champion Hill for the next century. 

In 1978 the building was extensively remodelled and converted into a community centre with a central worship area shared by the Anglicans and the nearby Hanover United Reformed Church. The congregation is multi-cultural and children are especially welcome. The constitution is a mixture of Anglican and URC structures and our worship reflects this.

The day to day running of the Centre comes under the management committee which is a partnership of church members and community representatives.

Copleston Centre

Copleston Church was redeveloped in 1978 to include a community centre. The centre provides a range of activities for everyone in the community. Young and old, long-time residents and asylum seekers in the area, people of all faiths and none: all are welcome.

We have affordable spaces for hire for the local community and our staff and volunteers reflect the diversity of Peckham.

Your donations keep us going

Support us and help us stay open for the community we serve. Our new Virgin Money Giving account is now open You can donate using the button below.

Our Silver Linings Project is sponsored by the City Bridge Trust            

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