St Olave’s is a Forward in Faith parish under the episcopal care of the Bishop of Fulham.
The Church accepts the guidance given by the Diocese of Southwark in “A Safe Church” in relation to children and vulnerable adults.
Lying in Streatham Vale between Pollards Hill and Norbury, the parish of St. Olave, Mitcham, has a population of nearly 9000 residents and is part of the Merton Deanery within the Kingston Episcopal Area of the Diocese of Southwark. The parish roughly corresponds with the electoral ward of Longthornton in the London Borough of Merton.
The area is mainly “owner occupied” with some rented and/or Council accommodation. The remaining industrial premises have recently been demolished and there are substantial new housing developments in progress. The area is racially mixed and multi-faith, and the ethnic variety is matched within the congregation, which is predominantly a locally based one.
The church is set well back from the main thoroughfare of Rowan Road in the cul-de-sac of Church Walk, which turns off the main road just along from the South London Cemetery and Crematorium.
St Olave PCC Mitcham does not collect information about individual visitors to its website, but it does have access to statistical analysis of searches of the online directory.