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Church is all about the people - coming together to worship our God, serving people, and ministering to people's needs in various ways. We are blessed with lots of opportunities to use our gifts for the Lord’s service from playing and singing in the band, to working with the children and youth; practical help like serving coffee and running the A/V, to pastoring and teaching the bible in a range of small groups. Whatever your gifts, we know there’s a part you can play in the family.

Would you like to volunteer?

Church activities and ministries are now running fully, with post-covid lockdowns and restrictions. There is a great need for people to volunteer, with most roles being on a rota. Training is provided, you would most likely be working alongside others, plus it's a great opportunity to meet people. Please read our Volunteering at PBC Guide here.

PBC Ministries

Check out ministries online at What's On and Connect - plus weekly updates in the Purley Week. This could be: Children - Youth - Seniors - Purley Cross Centre - Renew 23 Cafe - The Link Homeless Support - CAP - or something else,

Sundays Teams

Many hands are needed to run church services. This includes: 

  • Welcome Greeting on the door; give out information, including managing available seating and offering in Sanctuary/Transept
  • Barista Set up before service, serve tea/coffee before and after service, clear away afterwards
  • Audio-Visual Use of creative skills at Sound Desk to relay sound, lyrics projection or video during services. Must be able to operate an iPad and follow what is happening in the service. Technical knowhow not required
  • Prayer Covering each service in prayer, praying for individuals after the service
  • Worship Calling all musicians
  • Communion preparation and servers Preparing the wine and bread on Sunday mornings, also distributing the bread and wine to the congregation
  • Baptism setup Saturday afternoon: filling and heating the baptistry. Sunday early morning: various checks

Please use the form below to state how you would like to get involved.

The relevant leader will get back to you as soon as possible.

Your name:
Email Address:
I am interested in being part of a team: Worship - Barista - Audio Visual - Prayer - Worship - Communion servers - Baptism setup


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