Sundays @ 10:30 - 11:45

We're a friendly church with music, prayers, Bible talk and refreshments.

More info below...

What's On

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  • 10:30am Morning Worship

    • Come and enjoy Christ-centred worship, with music, prayers and a message from the Bible made relevant to today – you will be very welcome at this friendly church, so please stay for refreshments afterwards too!


Our weekday activities are always evolving, so get in touch to find out more…

  • Monday

    • 10am Craft Class
      • This runs fortnightly. Our Craft Club has an ethos of helping others through its creativity. Recently money was raised for The British Home & Hospital for Incurables and many knitted dolls were donated to the Cancer Hair Care Project. The latest endeavour is to provide teaching aids to the Premature Baby Unit at Kings College Hospital. A warm welcome awaits anyone who wishes to be part of this friendly group.

  • Tuesday

    • 10am  Music Gems (term-time)
      • Fun interactive singing for Parent & Toddlers 0-5 yrs

    • 6:30pm  Brownies
      • The age group for Brownies is 7 – 10 years
    • 6:30pm  Guides
      • The age group for Guides is 10 – 14 years
    • 8pm   Salvation Army Brass Band Practice
  • Wednesday

    • 10am   Little Gems Parent & Toddler Group (term-time)
    • 1pm   Little Gems Parent & Toddler Group  (term-time)
  • Thursday

    • 10am   Little Gems Parent & Toddler Group  (term-time)
    • 1.15 pm   Thursday Fellowship (Prayers and Bible Group - all welcome!)
    • 7:45pm   Songster (Choir) Practice
    • Friday

    • 12 noon   Luncheon Club
      • A 2 course home cooked lunch for only £3

    • 1 pm   Friday Friends - all welcome!
      • An informal club to simply make friends, have a chat, hear a quiz, and have some fun - just turn up!


  • Christmas 2018 Events - Come and join us!

    • Sunday 9th December @ 2.30 pm we have our Community Christmas Carol Service

    • Sunday 16th December @ 10.30 am we will have our Traditional Salvation Army Carol Service with plenty of Christmas carols along with the sound of our brass band.

    • Monday 24th December @ 11.15 pm Carols by Candlelight (Refreshments served from 10.30 pm)

    • Tuesday 25th December @ 11am Christmas Day Lunch (free) with good food and good company, for those who would otherwise have nowhere else to go (please book by email:



The Salvation Army has a wonderful musical tradition that the public greatly enjoy, whether it be on the streets playing carols, on Remembrance day or at Easter outdoor events, or each week in our Sunday services.

“Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet…” (Psalm 150)

In addition to accompanying congregational songs and hymns, the brass band contributes a wide range of pieces from its ever-increasing repertoire – both quietly meditative and the joyfully foot tapping variety!

“…make music to the Lord with … the sound of singing…” (Psalm 98)

Similarly our songsters – accompanied on our Steinway concert grand piano – sing in a variety of styles, again using a varied repertoire, including pieces drawn from the wider Christian choral catalogues.

“…praise him with tambourine…praise him with…strings…” (Psalm 150)

You would be most welcome to come and listen as our music sections rehearse, or be brave and join in!..

Contact us to have a go :-)

The music within our church is motivated by the desire to -

“Praise the Lord”! (Psalm 150)


Upper Norwood Corps has a community prayer board within the building and we welcome prayer requests.  Prayers are made weekly at our Thursday Bible Fellowship and once a month these prayers become part of our public worship.  

Community Practical Assistance

Upper Norwood Salvation Army works hard to assist those in deepest need within the community.  We work closely with partner agencies and accept requests for help from people who directly come to our doors.  At Christmas time we have a Community Appeal which enables us to distribute hundreds of food parcels and wrap thousands of toys for local families in need.  Many have benefited from practical help year round and we thank our local community for their generosity which enables us to reach so many.

Meet the people

our church leaders are committed to transforming the lives of people in their community

crystal palace church upper norwood


Major Phil Layton BA(Hons) MTh
Crystal palace church upper norwood


Major Karen Layton DipHE