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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 25 July 2021

10.30am Living within God's Limits - Appetites [4]
Proverbs 25:16, 1 Corinthians 6:12-20, Philippians 3:19 [James Collins]
In-person or livestream via website or YouTube
Sunday at Seven
7pm Party like Jesus
- Party 4 - The Party Pooper (3): Luke 15:1-2, 25-32 [James Collins]
In-person or 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 - Garden Party at the Manse - 27 July
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.
Church services are held in a Covid-secure environment. Please book your seat for Sunday morning services, family services and Cameo. No booking is required for 7pm services. The Sunday 10.30am service is getting busy - praise the Lord! Read more at
We are carefully and slowly re-opening the building for people meeting together. See details in the PBC Roadmap. Are you getting out more now that restrictions are easing? PBC face masks can be purchased online and include a charity donation.
Do you 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.
August Sundays and Members' Me
Would you like to join the PBC Staff Team? We have three exciting new vacancies for the important positions of: Finance Officer, Administrator and PA to the Senior Pastor. Please see our Vacancies page for more information, job descriptions and an application form.
  • Sarah Parry is happy to announce her engagement to Simon Pollard. Please lift Sarah and Simon in prayer as they plan their wedding day and their future together.
  • Lillian Coggan passed away on 21 July with her family by her side. Lillian was in her nineties and a member of PBC for a great number of years, she moved from Purley some years back to Broadstone in Dorset to be near her daughter Katherine. Her other daughters are Rosemary Goodchild who still lives in this area and Alison Levy who lives in Hertfordshire. Lillian's husband Gordon (a deacon at PBC) had died before Lillian's move to Dorset.
SUMMER SOCIALS Come and meet with a Life Group. Upcoming events:
  • BBQ with Phil & Cynthia Group - *Sunday 1 August, 12.30pm in Purley (*note new date)
  • Indian Curry Night with Vijay & Nileesha Group - Saturday 7 August, 4pm in South Croydon

Details from the Church Office 

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Mark has served as our Youth Minister for 19+ years and is now preparing to move on to his new role as Minister at Godstone Baptist Church in September! Please say your goodbye using this online greeting card
Sam's Induction Service as Minister of Horndean Baptist Church will take place on 9 October at 2pm in Barton Hall, Barton Cross, Waterlooville, PO8 9PQ. There will be a buffet after the service, and there is car parking space on site - enough for 200 cars.
Mens BBQ
Listening to God. Praying to the tune of God's heartbeatGet connected with prayer activities at PBC...
  • Have you got a testimony of an answered prayer that could be shared as part of a Sunday service and/or online? Please tell us about it.
  • Use the Prayer Wall to post prayer requests and voice your gratitude, plus say AMEN to other prayers. Click Watch to get notifications as new prayers are posted!
  • Join us in praying for our church members. This week we are praying for: Jill & Terry Clay, Averil & Andrew Coleman, Jenny Cook, and Helen Counter.
  • Come to a Prayer Meeting:
    • Fridays 12pm weekly (Zoom)
    • Prayer for Africa Tuesday 27 July 8pm (Zoom)
    • Thy Kingdom Come Wednesday 28 July 7.30pm
Can we pray for you? Call us to have your concern covered in prayer - Church Office (with answerphone) or Pam Davies or Jim Beacom.
Renew 23
Can you help to run Renew 23? Volunteers are needed, please contact the Church Office.
Terrific Thursdays NOTICES

YOUNG PEOPLE LIVE LOUD (School Years 6-8) / Big Picture & Vibe (School Years 9+) meet-ups via for discussion, teaching and fun. Zoom: Sundays 11am. In-person at church Sunday 10.30am. LIVE LOUD: in Upper Hall. 
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bmsHappy Birthday from the BMS Birthday Scheme to Davey Marriott and Mrs Chris Chandrakumar who will soon be celebrating their birthdays; 1st August and 9th August respectively! This birthday scheme supports medical and health work around the world and each year members give towards vital health care. Find out more
PFH-logo-roundel-blob-masterPurley Food Hub helps local people in crisis. Find out more, including how to support the Food Hub at purleyfoodhub.netPriority items for July: long life whole milk, tins of corned beef, chicken and tuna, packets of savoury biscuits, tinned tomatoes and jars of pasta sauce and curry sauce. Also children’s chocolate treats, packets of microwave rice and tinned rice pudding, as well as unisex shampoo and small washing up liquid. 
Vacancy for Trustee - nominations by 1 August - please contact the Church Office for more details.
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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 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 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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