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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 in 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
22 May 2022

Come to church or watch online
9.30am & 11.15am Communion Service
Ancient Wisdom / New Reality [5] Wise Obedience - 2 Timothy 3:10-4:5 [Tim Allen]
Sunday at Seven
7pm Service Encountering God [5] Embracing Justice [Charlie Powell]
If you are new to PBC you are very welcome. Please introduce yourself by completing a Connect Card online or at church.
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
Can you help on Sundays or in another ministry? We are looking for helpers with Worship, Refreshments, Audio Visual, Communion Prep, Admin, and more. Further details are at purleybaptist/serving

This Week & Beyond

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CAMEO Tuesdays 10.30am-12pm - 24 May Doug McHardie, Vicar of Christ Church Purley. 
He will be speaking on "Constantly Surprised by God"
Come and Meet Each Other, hear God's Word, connect with friends and meet new people. Meetings start with refreshments, then a talk and worship hymns/songs. Most people are older, however, all ages are welcome! 

Welcome to PBC Charlie!

From Charlie Powell, Youth Worker: Thank you so much to those people I've met this week - it has been great meeting up, and I look forward to meeting more people in the coming weeks. 
 If you wish to contact me, to talk about anything youth, PBC, or to arrange to meet, please contact me on 07878718533 or at
Exciting times are to come as we all work alongside Charlie and follow God's lead, to provide the programme of events and activities for our young people!

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There's still time to join this course - please do invite friends!

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 This week we are praying for Karen Mitchell, Susan Mulder, Ann Munyakazi, Gill Murphy, Nicholas & Linda Muyobo
Jan Eubanks is taking part in the Anti Knife Crime Fun Run on Sunday 22 May in memory of 15 year old Zaian Aimable-Lina, who was stabbed to death by another teenager in Ashburton Park, Croydon in December 2021. The fun run aims to honour Zaian's memory by creating a local youth centre bearing his name. Please join others at this event to help tackle the youth violence in Croydon. You can sponsor and find out more at
James & Gosia Seabrook are doing a sponsored walk in  aid of the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity on Sunday 22 May. More details including how to support them are here 

Get Involved

BMS 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 image to give to the BMS Appeal.
Purley Food Hub 2021

Purley Food Hub helps local people in crisis. Find out more, including how to support the Food Hub at
Priority items for May: 500g Packets of Breakfast Cereal, 500g Bags of Sugar, Cartons of Long Life Whole Milk (for clients’ children), Small Jars of Honey, Jars of Baby Food 10 Months+, Microwavable Meals for Toddlers, Small Tins of Meat - Ham, Chicken, Tins of Peas & Carrots, Tinned Dessert Rice Pudding, Unisex Deodorant, Adults’ & Children’s Toothpaste, Washing Powder Tablets.

Renew 23 (3)
Are you able to volunteer at Renew 23? We could do with more people to come and sit and chat with people while enjoying their hobbies as our numbers are growing. It doesn't need to be every week. We could also do with at least one more person to do our lunch run to Tesco from 11.15am to about 12 noon. Please contact Helen Harris or the church office.
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Further Afield

Churches Together in South London's Big Gathering - Wed 25 May 7-9pm on Zoom
Chair: Bishop Karowei Dorgu of Woolwich RSVP to  This event will focus on the refugee response, which was addressed by South London's Senior Church Leaders in their joint statement following this year's Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.
Transform Croydon Prayer Meeting - Wed 8 June 7.30pm
Our next Croydon churches prayer meeting will be at New Life Christian Centre, 5 Cairo New Rd, Croydon CR0 1XP. We encourage you to attend as our borough needs our prayers!
WintershallThe Life of Christ is a passion play which recreates with authentic detail, outstanding quality sound and music, the greatest story of all time. Watch as hundreds of actors bring the story of Jesus to life in an open-air epic production set in stunning Surrey countryside. Performances are daily on Tuesday 21-Saturday 25 June 10am. More information including how to book is HERE. It would be great if PBC people were able to go along together. Please let the Church Office know if you are booking to attend or are interested but would need help with transport.

Join Franklin Graham as he shares a personal message of hope and enjoy an exciting evening of live music. This event is free of charge. Bring your friends and family!  “I want to call God’s people to prayer and share the hope found only in Jesus Christ” - Franklin Graham

From the Church Calendar term time

CAP Job Club 10am-1pm Lower Hall - course finishes 4 July
Aperture Photography Group 1st & 3rd Monday of month: 7.30-9pm Lower Hall
Purley Cross Centre 10am-4pm Sanctuary Foyer
CAMEO 10.30am Sanctuary
Beavers Girls 5¾-8yrs 5-6.15pm Lower Hall
Young at Heart Monthly Afternoon Tea for older people living on their own. 2-3.30pm Lower Hall
Bods & Tods Parent and child group 9.30-11.30am Sanctuary
Purley Cross Centre 12-4pm Sanctuary Foyer
Speak It Out English lessons for beginners 12-2.30pm Lower Hall
Hope Explored 7.30pm on Zoom - finishes 1 June
Renew 23 Wellbeing Café 10am-2pm Foyer Café
Art Group 10am-12pm Lower Hall
Beavers Boys 5¾-8yrs 5-6.15pm Lower Hall
Cubs Boys 8-10yrs 6.30-8pm Lower Hall
The Link Homeless Drop-in 7-9pm East Croydon URC
Book Club 7.30pm approx. every 2 months
Cubs Girls 8-10½yrs 5.45-7.15pm Lower Hall
Scouts Girls 10½-14yrs 7.30-9.15pm Lower Hall
Scouts Boys 10-14yrs 7.30-9.15pm Lower Hall
Explorers 14-18 7.30-9.15pm Lower Hall
Super Saturdays 3rd Saturday of month Art, crafts and games for 5-10 year olds Lower Hall
PBC Tennis Club play on Saturdays and also mid-week

Next Week: Sunday 29 May 

9.30am & 11.15am Services Ancient Wisdom, New Reality [6] - Deep Spirituality - Ephesians 3:14-21 [Chris Roe]
7pm Encountering God [6] - The End Game - Revelation 21:1-4 [Tim Allen]
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 of course 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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