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Purley Week

Here is a round-up of what's happening at PBC on Sunday and beyond. Click on links & images to access more details. Check here on Fridays for the latest update or go on our mailing list for a weekly reminder email.

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S U N D A Y   S E R V I C E S
21 August 2022

Come to church or watch online
 9.30am & 11.15am Services 
MEALS WITH JESUS Mega Communion - Last Supper
Luke 22:7-27 [Charlie Powell & James Collins]
Jigsaws (1)
3-4.30pm Services
Summer Garden Party Mega Communion - Last Supper
Luke 22:7-27 [Charlie Powell & James Collins]
Sunday at Seven
7pm Service Open Your Bible [2] -  Approaching and ?Understanding the Bible [James Collins]
If you are new to PBC you are very welcome. Please introduce yourself by completing a Connect Card online or at church. Click through for information on What We Believe in and Who's Who.
Newcomers Lunch: Sunday 11 September 1pm. Ask a minister for details!
Church DNA Course: find out more and ask questions! Sunday 25 September during the morning services. Book with the Church Office.
  Small groups
Dynamic communities which provide friendship, care, coaching and disciple-making. Summer holidays might be a good time to meet new people at a Life Group social... Find out about the groups here
Would you like to help on Sundays or volunteer with one of our ministries? Our teams are keen to welcome new people and we encourage our congregation to serve one another. To find out more details about how you can get involved, please visit  purleybaptist/serving or contact Eszter in the Church Office
Use our online giving pages for secure payments or give at church by placing your gift in an offering bag. If shopping online, please use options to give to PBC at no extra cost to yourself: Easyfundraising SmileAmazon

This Week & Beyond

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Copy of Mens BBQ Sept 2022 (2)
B A P T I S M (12)
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Come and be inspired - learn new skills and move your knowledge up to the next level!


Keyboard Seminar

Wednesday 28 September 7pm
Led by Michael Wray, a keyboardist and worship leader based at Eastgate church in Ebbsfleet. He has played in a range of bands over the years and in worship teams in a number of churches. He has also played for Robin Mark, Dave Markee and Kevin Prosch. Michael's early training was in classical piano, and he has also taught clarinet, french horn, pipe organ, guitar and drums. Michael's education included a music scholarship at school, awarded a bursary for running the choir at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University, and A Level music and piano to Grade 8. From university onwards he started playing synthesiser and hammond organ, and his piano playing widened to include jazz and EDM. Michael is experienced in composing and recording and has created soundtracks for a number of short films and stage plays. In 2011 he was awarded best original score and nominated for best sound design in the 168 Project Film Competition. Michael lives in Purley, is married to Miriam and has two sons who are at university.

Vocal Training

New date in 2022 tba. (Sat 10 Sept postponed)
Led by Philly Lopez. Philly is a professional vocal coach for The Voice, The Masked Singer and various others. She has conducted and led vocal workshops, team training and lectures in many setting that include: Oxford Brookes University, Selfridges mass choir flash mob, Disney, Worship Central courses and conferences, New Wine, Soul Survivor, Musicademy, Singing Nation Corporate and Community, Sevenoaks Sings. As a Christian, she has been extensively involved in church worship. The session is open to all our singers and any aspiring singers.

Book your place via

Prayer & Family News

Can we pray for you? Please call to have your concern covered in prayer. Church Office: 020 8668 0422 (with answerphone) or Jenny Ginger 07971 194954. Find out more about Pastoral Care
PRAYING THROUGH THE MEMBERSHIP Nick and Amanda serve with Wycliffe Bible Translators. After working on a New Testament in Kenya, Nick is now working as a Translation Consultant on a number of different Bible translations in eastern and central Asia. His main project at the moment is the Kurdish Old Testament, for the Kurds living in Turkey. Amanda has an ongoing interest in a project to help rehabilitate Nairobi street children that she was involved in when living in Kenya.

Get Involved

Mission partners
BMS World Mission Ukraine Appeal
Join us in prayer and support for Ukraine as Russian troops advance and violence is reported throughout the country. Please look at the BMS prayer sheet for Ukraine here. It contains specific prayer requests coming from BMS partners from the ground. Click here to give to the BMS Appeal.
 International Needs Ukraine Appeal
International Needs Slovakia and International Needs Romania are ready and desperate to support the thousands of Ukrainian refugees crossing the borders looking for safety. They ask you to donate to this appeal to provide urgent support for these families. Please donate here and read weekly news of their planned response here.
Purley Food Hub 2021
Purley Food Hub helps local people in crisis. Information on how to support the Food Hub including details of drop off points is at 
Priority items for August: Jars of Tomato-based Pasta Sauce • Packet Soup • Packets of Savoury & Sweet Biscuits • Hot Chocolate Drink requiring only water • Small 500g Bags of Sugar • Tinned Pulses • Tinned Dessert Fruit • Tinned Rice Pudding • Unisex Deodorant • TIN OPENERS. 
Find out more about our other community projects and involvement here.
The Purley Cross Centre provides advice, information and training for the community. Contact us via 020 8668 4189 (with answer phone) or You can visit in person as well, PCC is open Tuesdays 10am-4pm & Wednesdays 12-4pm at Purley Baptist Church, Banstead Road, Purley CR8 3EA. 
Purley Counselling Service
We offer a confidential service and work across a broad spectrum of emotional difficulties. We have a wealth of experience in anxiety, depression, stress, loss, low self-esteem, workplace issues, life events and relationship issues. Every enquiry and booking is handled sensitively and in the strictest of confidence. Phone, text or email to discuss our services and book an initial session: 07513 092476, 
More details here.

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From the Church Calendar term time

Job Club 10am-1pm Lower Hall: new course 10 Oct-12 Dec
Beavers 5¾-8yrs 5-6.15pm Lower Hall, restarts 12 Sept
Aperture Photography Group 1st & 3rd Monday of month: 7.30-9pm Lower Hall
Purley Cross Centre 10am-4pm Sanctuary Foyer
CAMEO 10.30am Sanctuary, restarts 6 Sept
Young at Heart Monthly Afternoon Tea for older people living on their own. 2-3.30pm Lower Hall: 27 Sept
Bods & Tods Parent and child group 9.30-11.30am Sanctuary, restarts 14 Sept
Purley Cross Centre 12-4pm Sanctuary Foyer
Speak It Out English lessons for beginners 12-2.30pm Lower Hall, back in Sept
Renew 23 Wellbeing Café 10am-2pm Foyer Café
Art Group 10am-12pm Lower Hall, restarts 8 Sept
The Link Homeless Drop-in 6.45-7.30pm East Croydon URC
Book Club monthly 25 Aug 8pm Manse
Cubs 8-10½yrs 6.15-7.45pm Lower Hall, restarts 16 Sept
Scouts 10½-14yrs 7.30-9.15pm Lower Hall, restarts 16 Sept
Explorers 14-18 7.30-9.15pm Lower Hall, restarts 16 Sept
Super Saturdays 3rd Saturday of month 10am-12.30pm - Art, crafts and games for 5-10 year olds - Lower Hall, next event: 17 Sept

Please contact us at the Church Office about joining any of these groups, we are always happy to welcome new people and can give you more information on each of the activities.

Upcoming Events

Alpha Course 4 October - 8 November (6 weeks)
The Sanctuary Making space for soaking prayer and prophetic worship Wednesday 5 October 7.30-8.45pm

Next Week: Sunday 28 August

9.30am & 11.15am All Age Services?: An invite to banquet meal
Luke 14:15-24? [Wendy Colpus & James Collins]?

7pm Service: Open Your Bible [3] How to engage with the Bible [Charlie Powell]

?Nb. Communion will be served as part of the evening service on 4 Sept. The next Family Meal with Communion will follow the service on 2 Oct. 

Local Events & Opportunities

Christ Church Purley Children's Holiday Club for 0-4 and 5-11 year olds - Starship Promise: A Space Adventure 23-25 August 10am-12.30pm. More details and book online here.
Christchurch August camp


Oasis Christian Bookshop, Wallington is advertising is recruiting a full time Shop Manager. More details from or call 020 8773 1428.


Trauma Informed Training has 600 free places for people living and/or working in Croydon. This training programme which is also funded by TFL and commissioned by Croydon Council, introduces Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Awareness and ways to mitigate the harm caused by ACEs as well as an introduction to a Trauma Informed Approach. Please book HERE.

Further Afield

Saturday 8 October 2022 5pm - Methodist Central Hall, Westminster
Join Dr Michael Youssef and special guest including R T Kendall, Noel Tredinnick, Fergus Scarfe, Noel Robinson & Band, Esther Higham, The All Souls Choir - for an evening of praise, thanksgiving, testimony and powerful Bible teaching. Tickets £15 via 0800 4320419 or
online. Why not book with friends or your Life Group?
Reasons to Believe: 2022 - Apologetics with Moorlands College at Reigate Baptist Church, RH2 7LR
29 October 2022 10:30am-4pm 

The theme for this event is Changing Culture. With expert Apologetics lecturers from Moorlands College and our own Senior Pastor speaking it is a not to be missed event. Delegates will be able to attend two additional seminars from a choice of four interesting topics: 1. A bloody God: Genocide, the Angel of the Lord and the cross of Christ [Andy du Feu] 2. Creating space for the toughest conversations with your teens and kids [Karen Todd] 3. The Reliability of the Bible [Chris Sinkinson] 4. Holding to Gods word while loving the LGBTQ+ community [Mike Williams] More information here.
Spring Harvest - April 2023 
Back once again at Butlin's and we can't wait to welcome you at Skegness and Minehead! It's an exciting and safe space for you to find Spiritual refreshment, hear God's voice and be inspired to go back to your streets, villages, towns and cities to make a difference. Spring Harvest is the perfect holiday packed full of inspiration. It’s where we equip the church for action. 
Book early here for 2023 Spring Harvest.
Covid-19 Update: We no longer request individuals to wear a face-covering when at church or to sign in when entering the building. Nevertheless, we do ask that everyone continues to act responsibly. Please feel free to continue to wear a face-covering if/when you choose to. Of course, if a new variant of the virus emerges, the Government may reintroduce measures and we will respond accordingly. Read more here.
Keep in Touch
Life Groups Central to church, offering Bible study, encouragement, fellowship, and care for each other. More HERE
This Website Popular web content: Media Library | Prayer | Pastor's Blog
Social Media Facebook Page - Facebook PBC Congregation Group (interaction between regular attendees)- Instagram - YouTube
Church Members contact details are in the Address Book available to members when logged in to the website
Church Office Contact us at or phone 020 8668 0422.
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