All Saints is the Anglican Parish Church for central Carshalton, Surrey, England. The extent of our parish is shown on the parish map part of this website. It is particularly known for worship that is traditional and reverent. Our historic building is placed in a beautiful setting, and has an outstanding interior.
All Saints is within the Diocese of Southwark which is a geographical section of the Church of England. The Church of England web site describes our Christian faith.
We offer traditional Church of England baptism, wedding and funeral services. The Church of England web-site has a "Life events" section which gives information about baptisms, weddings and funerals such as who is entitled to have them. Another part of the Church of England website has a table of the fees (payable to "Carshalton Rector & Churchwardens") for the basic services. To be eligible for these services you may need to live within our parish. We are obliged to make records in our registers of certain personal details relevant to these services, which are permanently kept securely. Our baptisms are usually short said services. You can ask for "extras" for weddings, but additional fees apply for making a video, bells, flowers, organist, or a choir. For more information see the leaflet giving more details. The same fees apply for 'extras' for funerals. We are required by church law to collect details in our registers of the people for whom we provide baptisms, marriages or funerals, and these records are kept securely for ever.
As you move about the church, please take care. This ancient church contains features such as stone steps, hot candles and incense, and a stone floor that is uneven in places. The church is often open to the public; please take care of your valuables. Similarly the graveyard has uneven surfaces and many trip hazards such as kerb-stones that may be concealed in undergrowth.
Please take responsibility for the safety of any children that you bring into the church or churchyard. The church is not continuously heated, and the thermostat is set to 17C to avoid damage to delicate equipment and furnishings, so we suggest you wear warm warm clothing when visiting in winter.
All Saints' parish covers approximately the areas commonly known as Carshalton Village and The Wrythe. The roads (and in some cases door numbers) within the parish are listed on the parish map page; be careful to look in the correct postcode section, because some road names occur in more than one place, one being within the parish and the other not.
Carshalton Parish Church has for many years played an active part in primary education. At one stage early in the nineteenth century, the Rector and Churchwardens allowed a school to operate in the chancel of the old church. Other buildings followed and today's purpose-built two-form entry Voluntary Aided infant and junior school in Rotherfield Road is the latest, biggest and best.
It is a happy, high achieving school that accepts children for who they are, and aims to give them throughout their time security, confidence and stability. It promotes spiritual awareness, self-esteem and proper confidence, the children are encouraged to develop lively and enquiring minds and be able to form good personal relationships, and they are equipped with the knowledge and skills to face the future in an always changing world. While its academic record has always been a good one, faith is at the heart of a Christian school, and ours aims to be a place of love and joy, of mutual understanding and emotional depth. God has been good to us, and the school strives to share those good things.
The intake is two-form entry, and there are a number of community places in addition to the faith places on which the school is built. The school became an Academy on 1 September 2017. The surroundings are modern and attractive, and the environment is one of great kindness. In addition to accepting children aged 4 to 11 in the primary school, the school has morning and afternoon nursery classes for children aged 3 to 4.
Detailed information about the school is available on the school's website, including advice about applying for a place there.
The school can be also contacted by e-mail to the school office .
The church yard contains a great number of graves. Unfortunately it is now too full to accommodate any new graves. For information concerning graves contact the Parish Clerk, Rosemary Lilley.
We struggled to keep the church yard tidy, so this task has now been taken on by the local council.
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