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 Purley Week

Welcome to the Purley Week, a round up of what's happening at PBC and beyond. Click on links to access more details on our website or externally. Check-in here on Fridays for latest update or go on our mailing list for weekly reminder email.

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S U N D A Y  S E R V I C E S
5 December 2021


All services are held in a Covid-secure environment - please do remember your mask.
9.30am & 11.15am Light in the Darkness livestream via website or YouTube
Isaiah 9:1-7 [Tim Allen] 
  Christian bookstall including Christmas cards and much more in church today!
Sunday at Seven
7pm Christmas Cheer Matthew 2:1-12 [Ashley Cooke]
All past recordings are in the Media Library

This Week and Beyond

CAMEO 10.30am - 12pm
Come And Meet Each Other, connect with friends and meet new people. At our last meeting before Christmas, join us for carol singing, mince pies and a talk from Tim Allen, PBC Assistant Minister. Most people are older, however all ages are welcome!
If you are new to PBC, you are very welcome! Please introduce yourself by completing a Connect Card at church or online.
DNA Course
You can give by standing order or via the online secure payment system on our Giving page. If shopping online, please use the options to give to PBC at no extra cost to yourself at Easyfundraising and SmileAmazon
PBC face masks can be purchased online and include a charity donation. Last few remaining!
Christmas Banner
Give to Churches Together Christmas Projects and support people who could use some extra help this Christmas!
Come to our Christmas Services (or watch online). Invitation flyers are available in church and details are online at - please do invite your friends/neighbours and bring your family!!
See Church Services for other service times over the holidays.
The LINK Homeless Drop-in is asking for warm men’s winter coats - any sizes! There is a desperate need especially as the weather is due to get colder in the next week or so. Please contact Pauline Miller or the Church Office.
New Positive Life Course: The Importance of Sleep
Wednesday 8 December & Wednesday 15 December, 10am-12noon in the Qube
Free course, workbooks & handouts provided. Limited availability, so first come first served. 
More information here.
Updated Job Description: The PA to Senior Minister vacancy has been updated - closing date of 6 December. More details are at
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Listening to God. Praying to the tune of God's heartbeat

Everyone is welcome at prayer meetings:
  • Friday Prayer Meeting Fridays 12-1pm via Zoom (contact the Church Office for Zoom details)
  • Praying for the life and activities of PBC: church members, the leadership and all ministries associated with the church. 
  • Prayer for Africa Last Tuesday of month: 8-9pm
  • Youth & Children Prayer Meetings:
    • Last Friday of month: 9.30-10.30am
    • 2nd Monday of month: 7-7.45pm on Zoom 
Please join us in praying for Churches Together Purley and Kenley (CTPK). CTPK is a group of thirteen churches in the south of Croydon who work, worship and proclaim the Gospel together, seeking new ways to deepen our communion with Christ and with one another. 
  • Please pray for all the Christmas events and services that each church is putting on remembering the birth of our Saviour Jesus Christ. May the community be blessed through these events and may people come to know the love God has for them through as the Gospel is shared. Please pray that these services will bring joy into our lives and others. 
  • Pray that people see Jesus in our actions via Christmas Lunch on Jesus, Toys for Joy and the Food Hub general distribution.


A service of commemoration and thanksgiving for those we have loved and lost.  
Sunday 13 March 4pm
More details will follow in the New Year.
  • Congratulations to Sarah Parry & Simon Pollard on their wedding on Saturday 4 December! The service is at PBC and the YouTube link is available from the Church Office. We pray that the couple will draw close to God as they start out in married life together.
  • For those who were unable to join the live Zoom link for John Rubie's Thanksgiving Service, there is opportunity to share in the occasion via YouTube. Please contact Ian Rubie or the Church Office to obtain the link.
  • Brenda Bateman (former PBC member) went to be with the Lord on Sunday 21 November. Please remember Amanda Lunn and family in your prayers as they mourn the lost of Amanda's mum. Details of the Thanksgiving Service tba.
CAN WE PRAY FOR YOU? Please call to have your concern covered in prayer - Church Office: 020 8668 0422 (with answerphone) or Jenny Ginger on 07971 194954.
Tim Colpus is on his travels in Peru! Read about his journey there and his experiences via Tim's blog.
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Purley Food Hub 2021Purley Food Hub helps local people in crisis. Close to 2,000 meals delivered in NovemberFood for nearly 2,000 meals was delivered in November to 220 clients and family members, and we also supplied food to the Purley and Monks Hill Food Stops as well as to Croydon Nightwatch and The Link. Find out more, including how to support the Food Hub at  Priority items for December: Cartons of Long Life Whole Milk, Tins of Chicken, Ham, Corned Beef, Packets of Dried Potato, Tins of Peas & Carrots, Tinned Dessert Fruit, Tinned or Packet Custard. For Children: Christmas Treats of Chocolates/Sweets, Alternative Desserts, Christmas Pudding, Children’s Biscuits, Sweet or Savoury Christmas Crackers.The Hub is very grateful for your continued loyal support and generosity. 
  • Rev Merlyn Hyde Riley, General Secretary (Acting) Jamaica Baptist Union writes: I write to acknowledge, with gratitude, receipt of £25,000 from the London Baptist Association. This expression touches our heart at several levels especially given that it is a response to recent damage experienced by some of our churches in Jamaica at the passage of strong weather systems. The fact that our sisters and brothers responded with such generosity and support will forever be remembered. We give God thanks for the historical, cultural and spiritual linkages which continue to keep us interconnected and look forward to the ways in which our partnership can be strengthened in the coming years.
  • Kang-San Tan, General Director BMS World Mission writes: Covid-19 has impacted us all in so many ways, and yet in the midst of it all. your church has not forgotten about the work of BMS World Mission. Thank you for partnering with us again this past year. Lots of people have been touched by your generosity and have sent us their thanks. God's love is being shown across the world because of your giving.
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Keep in Touch

We hope you are staying connected with the PBC family. Please make the most of:
Life Groups Central to church, offering Bible study, encouragement, fellowship and care for each other. Groups are currently exploring and using the latest technology like Zoom and Google Hangouts to stay connected. More HERE
This Website Popular web content: Media Library | Prayer | Pastor's Blog
Social Media Facebook -  Facebook PBC Congregation group (interaction between regular attendees)- Instagram - YouTube
Church Office Contact us at or phone 020 8668 0422.

COVID-19 Government Regulations. We are continuing to follow Government Regulations and also guidance provided by Baptists Together. Thank you to everyone for their diligence in helping us all look out for each other. Everyone coming into the church building must sign in (track & trace). If you plan to let yourself in with church keys, please contact the Church Office before doing so. Out latest communication is HERE.

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