Community Brief



From Monday 30th September to Sunday 6th October 2013, the London Borough of Croydon will be taking part in three national campaigns aimed at celebrating older people in our Borough.  These include Celebrating Age, Full of Life and Silver Sunday   The Council and a wide range of partners are holding a number of activities and events that offer a day of fun for older people, their families and friends.

Schools are invited to take part in the presentations at Croydon Clock Tower on 27th January 2014. If your school would like to be involved please contact Penny Smith-Orr

On 10th June CFER hosted the launch for the new Croydon Agreed Syllabus for RE 2013. The event was well attended by over 40 teachers representing primary and secondary schools across the borough, members of Croydon SACRE and the CFER Management Committee. We were delighted to welcome the Mayor of Croydon, Councillor Yvette Hopley, to support the launch. Mayor Hopley spoke of the importance of faith awareness and education in promoting understanding and respect in society.

The management group of the resource centre meets every 6 weeks and is currently looking for a new treasurer so if you have any skills in that area it would be good to hear from you.

Every Friday between 8:00pm and 9:30pm at 525 London Road, Thornton Heath, outside Croydon Mosque opposite the Hospital main entrance. The first session was held on the 5th of April 2013 where 150 meals were served on the night. Another support for people needing food in Croydon is the Croydon Food Bank, which redistributes donated food amongst those in poverty and distress - get more details at -

On January the 31st 2013 we held an event to say thank you to Rev Barry Goodwin as he was retiring the following day. Barry was instrumental in getting Faiths Together in Croydon started as a group when he first came to Croydon in 2004. Prior to his arrival there had been a Faiths newsletter but he worked on getting a grant for funds and commissioned a study of all the Faith groups in Croydon and the sort of activities they provided for the community.