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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 reminder email.

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Sunday 18 April 2021

10.30am COURAGE FOR LIFE [9] Acts 4:23-36 [Michele Bailey]
Communion Service

Congregation in church building and live streaming via website or YouTube
Sunday at Seven
7pm AMOS: LET JUSTICE ROLL [2] Amos 2: God the Judge of all the Earth [Tim Allen]
Join us in person or watch livestream via Facebook or YouTube. 
All past recordings are in the Media Library

This Week and Beyond


Come and meet each other - service for older people, although everyone is welcome!
Tuesdays 10.30am in the Church Sanctuary
You can give by standing order or via the online secure payment system on our Giving page. If shopping online, please make the most of options to give to PBC at no extra cost to yourself at SmileAmazon and Easyfundraising
If you want to come to a church service please get in touch and book your seat with the Church Office. All meetings are held in a Covid-secure environment. We are able to manage numbers and will always leave seats for walk-ins on the day. Read more at
The programme is starting back up with a series of walks in the countryside: Saturday 17 April • Saturday 24 April • Sunday 25 April. Each walk is 3-4 miles and includes a stop at a café or pub. Please contact David Andrewartha or the Church Office for further details.
Leadership Conference 21 Online
A time for leaders to have an opportunity to encounter God. This year's event is held online and includes a great line up of speakers. Book your FREE ticket here. Tuesday 4 May 7-9pm or Wednesday 5 May 11.30am-1.30pm (session repeated).
James Collins will present his thoughts and learnings on how Christian faith is being impacted by our increased usage of technology. Tuesday 18 May 7.30-8.30pm via Zoom. More details to follow.
Want to attend a church activity that is hosted on Zoom? Our email broadcast sent out on Fridays contains all necessary Zoom details. Contact the Church Office with any queries.
Full details of all courses are at Here's what's coming up:
TheBibleCourseThe Bible Course starts 19 April: Mondays 7.30pm via Zoom. Click image for more details including course dates and to register your interest.
CAPJobClubThe CAP Job Club online course provides support and practical tools needed in finding work. New course started 12 April: Mondays 9.50am via Zoom. Click image for more details including course dates and to register your interest.
CAPMoneyCourseThe CAP Money Course online course provides help with budgeting and managing money. New course started 12 April, Mondays 7pm. Click image for more details including to register interest.

Hearing stories of people's answers to prayer is always inspirational, and of course brings praise to God. Have you got a testimony that you could share?  You can tell us details of an answered prayer by either:
1. Making a short video of you telling your story. Please record your video in landscape and send to or via WhatsApp on 07941 310103
2. Writing down what happened. Send this by email to - with your permission we would love to upload this to the website. Have a look at Answered Prayers online! 

Our Prayer Wall is live and active! Use it to post prayer requests and voice your gratitude, plus say AMEN to other prayers. Click Watch to get notifications as new prayers are posted!

Please continue to pray for the 58:12 building project and seek the Lord's blessing and guidance as to how you can get involved. Click the link for background information. 

Can we pray for you? Call the Church Office - answerphone for out of hours, Pam Davies or Jim Beacom to have your concern covered in prayer.
Praying for each other. Join us as we pray for our church members. This week we are praying for: Roselind Ahiabah, Victor Ahiabah Quarshi, Chrishanth & Shenuki Ajitkumar, Jacqui Alexander, Nedrah Aruliah.
April Memory Verse Challenge More details at
1 John 4v7-11

If you can play tennis, would like to combine exercise and fellowship, please get in touch! The club is making plans to get up and running again, and would love to hear from new people. Contact Carol Russell or the
Church Office.

Renew23 logoThe Renew 23 Wellbeing Cafe is a place where 'it's ok not to be ok'. The cafe is open on Thursdays 11am-1pm on Zoom to chat and provide support for each other - bring your crafts along to do during this time! Zoom link details are available from the Church Office - everybody is welcome.
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Caring, professional, confidential counselling. Fees are based on a sliding scale of income/ circumstances. Click image for details.
PFH-logo-roundel-blob-masterDonations to the Purley Food Hub, which helps local people in crisis, can be dropped off at the Food Hub at Purley URC - Wednesdays and Saturdays 10am-12pm. Bring donations to open door near Youth Centre. Alternatively most big supermarkets also receive donations. Full details are on their new website
Priority items for April: small jars of coffee • cartons of long life whole milk / fruit juice • tinned ready meals • packets of dried potato / tinned potatoes • tins of dessert fruit • toilet rolls • toothpaste • Click here for the full list.
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Details of our plans to start re-opening the building for people meeting together are in the PBC Roadmap. Thinking to get out a little more now that restrictions are easing?  Don't forget to purchase a PBC face mask which includes a charity donation.

For CHILDREN Children's Church is on Sunday mornings via Zoom. 2-6 year olds: 9–9.30am, 7-10 year olds: 9.45–10.30am 

For YOUNG PEOPLE LIVE LOUD (School Years 6-8) / BIG PICTURE & VIBE (School Years 9+) meet-ups via Zoom for discussion, teaching and fun - Sundays 11am UNDERGROUND meets bi-monthly Thursdays 7pm on Zoom for chat, talks and discussion

The email broadcast sent on Fridays contains Zoom details or contact the Church Office. 


Keep in Touch

We hope you are still connecting with PBC family at this time. 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 - PBC Facebook page (Church Office content) PBC Facebook Congregation group (interaction between regular attendees)
Church Office - the office is open. Contact us at or phone 020 8668 0422.


COVID-19 Government Regulations. We are actively following 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.

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