About Us

History Of St Philip's

Built: 1900 – 35 Architect: unknown Listing: not listedChurch building was started in 1900 (architect unknown).The first stage comprised the three eastern bays of the nave and aisles with chancel and sanctuary.

In 1929 the two plus part only west bays, front vestries and narthex of the church were designed by the architects Caroe and Passmore. Construction was completed in 1935.Successive re-ordering works were carried out under the direction of Robin Redsull, architect, and completed in November 1995.

The church comprises a traditional nave with south and north side aisles, chancel and sanctuary, a short north transept with organ chamber below, vicar and choir vestries to the south of the chancel. Pitched clay tiled roofs are carried onboarded construction supported through rafters on king post trusses, with purlins on corbel supports to side aisles. Walls comprise various thickness solid facing brickwork, internally smooth rendered, with moulded brick archings separating the main aisle from the side aisles, carried on stone pillars. External and internal elevations comprise a variety of stone mouldings to arches and window heads.

Mission

Our Mission Action Plan was agreed by the PCC on 25th November 2014 following a process which included consultation with members of the St Philip’s family. It has evolved and has been regularly revisited at PCC meetings since 2014. It is considered to be a commitment by the parish to live out our mission.
The MAP was submitted to the Bishop and the Archdeacon of Croydon; The Canon Missioner and the Area Dean

Vision

We share a vision of a Church that is Christ-centred and outward looking. We seek to be more confident in speaking and living the Gospel of Jesus Christ, more compassionate in serving communities with the love of God the Father and more creative in reaching new people and places in the power of the Spirit.

Revd Canon Younis Francis Vicar

Revd Canon Younis Francis (Vicar) was born in Pakistan in 1966. He pursued theological studies first at Christ the King Seminary, Karachi, the University of Malta and the Pontific Selesian University, Rome, Italy.

Younis was ordained priest in 1995. He worked as Assistant Parish Priest and Director of Formation in Pakistan. After 4 years of ministry as a Catholic Priest he went to Malta in search of a different career before moving to the UK in 2001.

Younis joined the Anglican Church in 2005. After two years of Theological training at SEITE and the University of Kent, he served his curacy at St Mary’s, Addington. Prior to his appointment at St Philip’s he worked as a Team Vicar in the Cheam Team Ministry.

Father Younis is married to Nancy and they have a son Zeron. In his spare time Younis is interested in Cricket, Football, reading and listening to music.

Music

Music is integral in our worship. Our choir of men and boys leads the worship at morning and evening service most Sundays during school term time. The choral repertoire is mostly traditional in style and the organ and/or piano accompanies the majority of services.

Hymns are sung on Sunday morning and settings for the Eucharist always involve some contribution from the congregation though the choir sings parts of the Mass alone.

The evening service is sung with settings for the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis There are hymns and the choir usually sings the responses and two or three anthems.

Hymns are sung on Sunday morning and settings for the Eucharist always involve some contribution from the congregation though the choir sings parts of the Mass alone.

The evening service is sung with settings for the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis There are hymns and the choir usually sings the responses and two or three anthems.

PCC PCC Meetings 2020 – 2021

(Covid-19: The PCC is currently meeting remotely via video conference)

The APCM for the year ended 31st Dec 2019 will be held on Sunday 25th April 2021 – the same day as the APCM for the year ended 31st Dec 2020. 

 

The Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of St Philip, Norbury is a registered Charity, number 1185830

Hon Secretary / Vice Chair: Eleanor Lewis
Hon Treasurer: David Bishop
Churchwardens: Winston Worrell and Desmond Duffus

schedule

21st May 2020

8.15 PM

18th June 2020

8.15 PM

16th September 2020

8.00 PM

12th November 2020

8.00 PM

21st January 2021

8.00 PM

10th March 2021

8.00 PM

25th April 2021 (APCM)

11.30 AM