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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
9 October 2022

Come to church or watch online
 9.30am Service
The Last Word [5] All God's People? Revelation 7:9-17 [Stephen Akinsanya]
11.15am Parade Service
Sunday at Seven 7pm Service 
The Elephant in the Room - Would Jesus 'Take the Knee'?
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 WhoNext Newcomers' Lunch: 13 November 1pm
  Small groups
Dynamic communities which provide friendship, care, coaching and disciple-making. More details HERE.
New groups starting in September...
The Prayer Course: Mondays 7.45pm, Church Foyer
All Age Bible Study: Wednesdays 7.30pm fortnightly, Church Manse
Women’s Bible Study: Tuesday evenings fortnightly, South Croydon
Contact the church office for more details.
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 the Church Office.
NEW OPPORTUNITIES... Singers needed to be involved in Christmas Carol Services, Leaders and helpers needed for Children's and Youth Work.
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

CAMEO Tuesdays 10.30-12pm

This mid-week church service is suitable for anybody available during the day! Originally a group for older people to Come and Meet Each Other, the varied programme of speakers brings an opportunity to hear God's Word. 
Tuesday 4 October - Harvest (Eileen Poore, PBC) Please bring items for the Food Hubb
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 October: • long life • whole milk for children • jars of honey & jam  • jars of peanut butter • meat paste • fish paste • tins of plain meat • beef stew • minced beef •  jars of tomato pasta sauce • tins of tomatoes • dessert fruit. . And there's a special request too for chocolate treats for clients' children. This month's most wanted non-food items are toilet rolls and washing up liquid.
There's lots of exciting activities planned for children this term - full details are HERE or pick up a flyer in church.
Carroty Wood Residential Oct22
Coming up next month, School Years 3-6 are invited to this weekend away. Book online HERE.
alpha transparent You're Invited! Tuesdays 7.30-9pm over 6 weeks: 4 Oct-8 Nov in-person. 
Everyone should have the chance to explore the Christian faith, ask questions and share their point of view.
Find out more about Alpha HERE. Book on to our course with the Church Office.

Creative Team Workshop

Saturday 22 October 9.45am-12.30pm
The Creative Group of the 58:12 building project is working on design ideas that provide the ‘spiritual overlay’ to the new Church buildings. This workshop is for anyone who feels they may have something to contribute creatively, or who would like to come along and learn more about what the group is going to be doing. Held in the Lower Hall, there will be time to pray, discussion in groups and creative stations to stimulate prayer and ideas. Please confirm your attendance:


Come and be inspired - learn new skills and move your knowledge up to the next level!

Vocal Training

Wednesday 2 November 7.30pm
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 answer phone) or Jenny Ginger 07971 194954. Find out more about Pastoral Care
This week we are praying for Nana Simons, Leslie Simpson, Peter & Eileen Snelling, Simi Solomon, Anne Soppitt
 Please remember in your prayers:
  • Chris Baker and Shona Okeke following their baptism on Sunday 2 October. May they each experience the onward blessing of the Holy Spirit.
  • The family of Brenda Hill who went to be with her Lord and Saviour on Saturday 17 September. The Thanksgiving Service is on Monday 17 October 2pm at Croham Road Baptist Church.
  • The family of Sarah Lumsden who passed away on Thursday 15 September. Thanksgiving Service details to follow.
From Steve Turner: We are very sad to announce that our father, Maurice Turner has died peacefully in his care home in Wallington. Maurice was an active member at Purley Baptist Church from 1975 to 1999 and will be remembered by many. The funeral will take place at the North East Surrey Crematorium on Friday 21 October 2022 at 10am. For those who would like to join online, the link is: PIN Number Login 890 4526 and, if you would like to make a donation in his memory, Maurice was a great supporter of International Needs.
With love and grateful thanks to all who knew, loved and supported Maurice - Steve, Gill and Jenny along with the wider family

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.
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. You can download the latest flyer here.
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 inquiry 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.
Find out more about our other community projects and involvement here.

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From the Church Calendar

PBC Members can see more details when logged-in to the website or on the Church App
Level 2 and Level 3 Safeguarding Training Sat 8 Oct 9.30am & 1pm Sanctuary
Alpha Course Tuesdays 7.30-9pm over 6 weeks: 4 Oct-8 Nov Lower Hall
Jigsaws 9 Oct Lower Hall
Job Club Mondays 10am-1pm: 10 Oct-12 Dec Lower Hall
Transform Croydon Prayer Meeting Wed 12 Oct 7.30pm Sanctuary
Heartbeat Prayer Meeting Wed 19 Oct 7.30pm Sanctuary
Creative Team Workshop Sat 22 Oct 9.45am-12.30pm

CAP Stars in their Eyes Event Sat 29 Oct 7pm Sanctuary
Super Saturdays 3rd Saturday of month 10am-12.30pm - Art, crafts and games for 5-10 year olds - Lower Hall: 15 Oct
Young at Heart Monthly Afternoon Tea for older people living on their own. 2-3.30pm Lower Hall: 18 Oct
Book Club Monthly: Thu 27 Oct at the Manse
Weekly/regular events

Beavers Girls & Boys 5¾-8yrs 5-6.15pm Lower Hall
Aperture Photography Group 1st & 3rd Monday of month: 7.30-9pm Lower Hall
Purley Cross Centre 10am-4pm Sanctuary Foyer
CAMEO 10.30am Sanctuary
Bods & Tods Parent and child group 9.30-11.30am Sanctuary
Purley Cross Centre 12-4pm Sanctuary Foyer
Renew 23 Wellbeing Café 10am-2pm Foyer Café
Art Group 10am-12pm Lower Hall
The Link Homeless Drop-in 6.45-7.30pm East Croydon URC
Cubs Boys & Girls 8-10½yrs 6.15-7.45pm Lower Hall
Scouts 10-14yrs 7.30-9.15pm Lower Hall
Explorers 14-18 7.30-9.15pm Lower Hall

Please contact us at the Church Office for more information - new people are always welcome!

Next Week: Sunday 16 October

9.30am & 11.15am Services: The Last Word [6] Babylon Part 1 Revelation 17:1-18 [Ashley Cooke]
7pm Service: What Makes God Smile? [5] Nitty-Gritty Faith Hebrews 11:8-12 
[Charlie Powell]

The Elephant in the Room - monthly sermon series on Sunday evenings 

13 Nov God, Judgement and Hell
A chance to reflect and discuss controversial subjects… What does the Bible say about them.

Local Events & Opportunities

cropped-Logo-300x63Croydon Health and Wellbeing Space, 5 October 2022 - Come and talk to a Qualified Energy Advisor if you need any help managing your energy bills. Location: Whitgift Centre, 1st floor next to Holland and Barrett (Unit 1101-1102), Croydon, CR0 1UY
Croytopia Project on Sunday 9 October 3pm, Broad Green Tavern CR0 2GT
Come and hear about the Croytopia Project. This intergenerational project is looking for participants to recount on camera important and interesting personal facts and memories, triggered by specific locations in Croydon. These will be uploaded to an interactive map and become part of Croydonites in 2023 when Croydon is the London Borough of Culture. Tickets available on Ticketsource
, click here to book.
A Festival of Creation and Autumn Fair on Saturday 15 October 11am-2pm at St. Andrew’s Church, Woodmansterne Rd, Coulsdon CR5 2DN
Come along to see how we transform St. Andrew’s into a forest paradise complete with life-sized Gruffalo! Entrance is free. All are welcome.
Followed by: Wildlife Show from ‘Living Things’ at 2pm in Church 
Further information from the Parish Office, Tel 020 8676 2966  Email
Reasons to BelieveReasons to Believe: 2022 - Apologetics with Moorlands College at Reigate Baptist Church RH2 7LR, 29 October 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 


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


Mental Health First Aid training (adult and youth) for people living and working in Croydon delivered by MHFA England accredited trainers. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a training course delivered virtually over 4 half day sessions, which teaches people how to identify, understand, and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue. This programme is funded by TFL grant to help people in our community. More information and booking on Eventbrite HERE.
Trauma Informed Training has 600 free places for people living and/or working in Croydon. This training programme is funded by TFL and commissioned by Croydon Council, and 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. More information and booking details 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?
CRE National 2022 11-13 October, Sandown Park, Surrey. (Last time at this venue before CRE sets to go on the road). Highlights include: Lifting the Lid on Children’s Ministry, Mission Worship Wednesday, Mission on the Map, 70+ talks on online evangelism, fund raising, streaming services, climate change, chaplaincy and much, much more. CRE National 2022 will be opened by top comedian Tim Vine (Tue 11 Oct 10am) and contributors throughout the three days include Jonathan Viera, Eric Reverence, Saltmine Theatre Co and Two Lads and a Laptop. PBC has a few free tickets - contact - or you can book here.
Christian Family ConcernChristian Family Concern is seeking suitable people to serve as additional Trustees and share the important work of steering and developing this distinctly Christian charity. The Trustees hold 6-10 main meetings a year, and keep in touch to handle issues arising between meetings. Do you feel called to serve the Lord in this way? An application pack can be requested from: Chloë Lindsey at
careforthefamilyMums’ Night Out, Thu 3 Nov organized by Care for the Family is This event is primarily aimed at all mums who are in the thick of bringing up kids, knee-deep in odd socks, ferrying the kids to and fro or wondering when they grew up so fast … Whether you are a working mum, full-time mum, step-mum, adoptive mum, honorary mum, you love being a mum or you’re finding it tough at the moment – you deserve a night off! This is not a parenting event. It’s the night off you need. Join Cathy Madavan and Gill Lyth, two mums who just wanna have fun, please book here.
care logoThe year-long Leadership Programme combines theological and academic study with practical experience of working with a Member of Parliament, Member of the Scottish Parliament, Peer, or an NGO. The Programme is especially suitable for graduates exploring a career in politics, government, charity, or advocacy work. Would you be willing, therefore, to take one or more of the following steps over the next few weeks? Apply online by 5pm on Friday 18 November.
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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