6 July 1931                                 First meeting to consider starting new church

4 Oct. 1931                                  First evening service held in Sanderstead Hall

1 Feb. 1932                                 Site bought on Sanderstead Hill

2 Nov. 1932                                 Children’s Church started

19 Jan. 1933                               Formation of the Church at a Covenant Service

2 Feb. 1933                                 First Church Meeting held

16 Feb. 1933                               First Election of Deacons

2 Dec. 1933                                 Laying of Foundation Stones

1 July 1934                                 First Sunday Services in new Church

Oct. 1934                                     Bible Reading Fellowship started

Oct. 1934                                     Junior Church started

4 April 1935                                 Church Constitution adopted

Jan. 1937                                    First Church manual produced (117 members)

1 Jan. 1937                                 Freewill Offering (envelope) Scheme adopted

26 Nov. 1938                              Foundation Stones of new Hall laid

6 May 1939                                 New Hall opened

Sept. 1939                                   New Hall taken over by the military

22 Oct. 1939                                Completed Church opened with 3rd manual added to organ

1942                                             Women’s Committee started, later known as the Women’s Council

1942                                             Youth Fellowship inaugurated

1946                                             Youth Council formed

May 1947                                     Social Service Committee formed

July 1951                                     Opening of new Sunday School at Hamsey Green

20 Sept 1959                              Small Hall opened

Sept. 1959                                   New Over 18 Group formed

14 Feb. 1960                               Morning Service televised

Mar. 1969                                    First Abbeyfield House became our responsibility

Jan. 1971                                    Coffee ‘n Chat formed

Nov. 1971                                    Church Visitors distribute first edition of “Community”

Dec. 1971                                    Request from Assisi for exchange of messages

Apr. 1972                                     First children’s Holiday Week

5 Oct. 1972                                  The United Reformed Church formed

5 May 1974                                 Communion Service on Radio

May                                               Second Abbeyfield House opened

27 July 1978                               Television service and dialogue

1979                                             Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

2 May 1981                                 Opening of new Church Pavilion

Mar.1996                                     Signing of Local Ecumenical Project with St. Mary’s (C of E)

22 Jun. 1997                               I.T.V. Television Service

22 May 1999                               Re-union ~ Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

4 June 2000                                New Vestibule dedicated

May 2007                                     Pews replaced with chairs