Carshalton - a small oasis in suburbia
The green fields that once separated Carshalton from other local towns and villages are mostly lost to suburbia but Carshalton retains a village charm. This is apparent on Good Friday when we and other local churces mark the death of Christ with a Walk of Witness through the village.
Our Church is on the edge of a conservation area and adjoins the large open space of Carshalton Park. The Park is the focus for the Carshalton Carnival in June, the Environmental Fair in August and the Round Table Fireworks in November.
Carshalton Methodist Church has been on its present Ruskin Road site for more than a hundred years and is particularly active in the local community.
The conservation area around Carshalton's ancient ponds, historic houses and local heritage and ecology centres has been likened to a small oasis in the middle of London's suburbia.
The Surrey countryside begins just a mile south of the village. The North Downs offer great walks overlooking the towns of Epsom, Reigate and Dorking. For those who wish to travel the M23 and M25 motorways are just 8 miles away. They offer rapid access to Kent and the Channel ports as well as London's Gatwick and Heathrow Airports. Central London itself is just half an hour away by train from our two railway stations.
Nearby Sutton town centre offers comprehensive shopping and facilities for leisure, including cinema, bowling, central library, restaurants and night clubs. Carshalton village shops provide the everyday essentials and Carshalton Methodist Church provides local facilities for people like dance classes, pre school, mother and toddler group, community cinema and theatre in the round productions. Carshalton is well served by St Helier and Sutton Hospitals and the Surrey branch of the Royal Marsden Hospital is on our borders. The whole area is noted for its excellent schools.
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