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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
10 July 2022

Come to church or watch online
9.30am Service The Heart of David [4] Friend - 1 Samuel 20 [James Collins] 
11.15am Parade Service Mount Carmel - 1 Kings 18:20-24, 36-37 We all have a choice who we give our allegiance to... 
Sunday at Seven
7pm Service The Heart of Jesus [4] The Gentleness of Jesus - Hebrews 5:2 [Ashley Cooke] 
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? Volunteers are needed for Worship Team, 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
Tuesday 12 July Charlie Powell PBC Youth Minister
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! 
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Come and be inspired - learn new skills and move your knowledge up to the next level!

PA System Training

Saturday 23 July 10am-4pm
Led by Ken Smith, a passionate lover of Jesus for 50+ years. He's a musical technologist who has over a dozen albums and many 100's of live events to his name. He also has a successful track record in IT with household name companies and has operated his own business for 20 years. An able teacher, he is committed to encouraging like minded people who wish to refine and broaden their skills in worship.

Bass Seminar

Wednesday 27 July 7.30pm Sanctuary
Led by Paul Davis. Paul has been playing bass and has lived in Croydon for 35 years. Playing in worship has been a consistent joy throughout this period.  Paul learned bass from a worship leader who had been a top session bass player along with formal tuition at Goldsmiths College. His Goldsmith's tutor recommended him to a drummer and 30 years of gigs followed in a variety of styles including Greenbelt, Cork Jazz Festival, Maryport Blues Festival and, of course, The Jolly Farmer. In worship, Paul has played in a wide variety of bands and contexts from televised conferences to home groups and is currently part of the worship team at Eastgate Church in Gravesend. Paul brings his experience to help bass players understand their role in a worship band and how best to fulfil it.


Vocal Training

Saturday 10 September 2-4.30pm
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 Corperate 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. 

Keyboard Seminar

Wednesday 28 September 7pm
Led by Michael Wray, details to follow.

Book your place via
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WORSHIP Auditions for Youth & Young Adults 
Friday 29 July 10am-2pm in the Sanctuary
Come along to see where you could get involved - more info from Charlie or Chris

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 Lolade Onabolu, Emma Oram, Rosemary Ottewell, Dupe Oyeneyin, Uday Patel, Jacqueline Livemore
Paul & Jenny Ginger are thankful to God for the safe arrival of their grandchildren, twins Micah and Madeline, born on 4 July. 
Let's remember the young people away at Live It Activity Camp in Chingford, Friday 8 - Sunday 10 July. We pray for fun times, friendships and a deepening of relationships with Father God. May God meet individuals personally so that they receive the love of Christ.

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. Information on how to support the Food Hub including details of drop off points is at www.purleyfoodhub.netPriority items for July: Tinned meat meals, including chicken, ham, hot dogs and meatballs, head our list of items most needed in July for local people and their families struggling to put food on the table during these difficult times. Tins of dessert fruit and packets of dried instant custard are also highlighted, along with small bottles of squash and packets of sweet biscuits, plus unisex deodorant and shower gel. 

From the Church Calendar term time

CAP Job Club 10am-1pm Lower Hall - course finishes 11 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
Positive Life With Others Course 10am-12pm Qube
Purley Cross Centre 12-4pm Sanctuary Foyer
Speak It Out English lessons for beginners 12-2.30pm Lower Hall
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 6.45-7.30pm 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 10am-12.30pm - Art, crafts and games for 5-10 year olds - Lower Hall
PBC Tennis Club play on Saturdays and also mid-week

Next Week: Sunday 17 July

9.30am & 11.15am Service The Heart of David [5] Weakness
2 Samuel 11:1-12:13, Psalm 51 [Tim Allen] 
7pm The Heart of Jesus [5] His Heart Forever - Ephesians 2:7 [Charlie Powell]
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Local Events & Opportunities

Abbeyfield Annual Garden Party at Abbeyfield House, 2 Purley Knoll, Purley CR8 3AE on Saturday 16 July 2-4pm. Free admission - purchase Cream Teas, cards, cakes, preserves and raffle tickets. 
The Big Church Sports Day: Woodcote Secondary School, Coulsdon, CR5 2EH (Athletics Track and Fields) on Saturday 23 July 2-5pm
Calling all churches, all kids, youth, men and women’s ministries for a fun day to connect the body of Christ through physical activity, team work and fun! Individuals and /or families can sign up too! Please register your interest using this Google form.
 You are warmly invited to a special Songs of Praise recording of hymns and songs at Trinity Baptist Church, Croydon. All are welcome so please join us! 
Thursday 21 July, 19:00 – 22:00 | Trinity Baptist Church, Oasis House, 5 – 9 Peall Road, Croydon, CR0 3EX 
To apply for free tickets, please send your name, address, contact phone number and number of tickets requested to - include ‘Songs of Praise Croydon’ in your subject header. Alternatively, call us on 07734 030 888 to book your tickets. 


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


Trauma Informed Training has 600 free places for people living and/or working in Croydon. This training programme which is also funded by TFL and commissioned by Croydon Council, 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. Please book HERE.

Further Afield

international needs iconAn invitation from International Needs:  We'd love for you to join us. On Wednesday 13 July at 7pm we are hosting a virtual event with Pastor Joshua to hear more about our ministry with Grace Empowerment and IN Kenya. We have some exciting updates for you as we prepare to construct a purpose-built Leadership and Talent Centre for street boys. Register by email to receive the Zoom details: 
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
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
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Church Office Contact us at or phone 020 8668 0422.
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