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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 17 January 2021

10.30am Communion Service: Encouragement in Exile (3) - Isaiah [Mark Humm] Isaiah 40:9-11
Live streaming via website or YouTube
Sunday at Seven How to Rejoice Psalm 100 [Tim Allen] 
Tune in at 7pm via our Facebook page or YouTube to interact during the service.

LIVE LOUD Video (School Years 6-8) Prayer P. R. A. Y - Pause [Mark Humm]

All past recordings are in the Media Library

This Week and Beyond

You can give by standing order or via the online secure payment system, on our Giving page. If you're shopping online, please make the most of options to give to PBC at no extra cost to yourself at SmileAmazon and EasyfundraisingLast chance to give to the Christmas offering for the mental health charity Think Twice!
Be advised: it has come to our attention that there are a number of scams relating to the NHS vaccine.  Please be aware that the only way you will be contacted is through your GP.
PBC Face Masks A limited number of masks have been produced. The cost of £5 per item (incl p&p) includes a donation to the BMS Nepal Leprosy Appeal. Full details and purchase your mask at
New Life Group Leaders Training Session Wednesday 20 January. Contact Tim Allen for more details.
247prayer2Our 24/1 Virtual Prayer Room is open 27 January 6am - 28 January 6am. Book your prayer slot HERE
Our world, our nation, our communities, our church need our prayers! We are calling all at PBC to pray together over a 24-hour period, and since we need to remain socially distanced - we plan to come together in a virtual prayer room to have an unbroken chain of 24 hours of prayer. So please, get together with your Life Group, prayer partner, friends, ministries by booking an hour's prayer slot. Our prayer room is registered with the global 24/7 prayer movement. More information is at Contact the Church Office if you need help with registration.
Children's Church is on Sunday mornings (via Zoom) 2-6 year olds: 9–9.30am, 7-10 year olds: 9.45–10.30am. See PBC email sent on Fridays for the Zoom link or contact the Church Office for details.
Bible Verse Challenge Psalm 121:1-5
Children (and adults) are encouraged to memorise this scripture. Please send your video of you/your child saying a verse or the whole passage, by end of the month - this will be used to create a video montage to be broadcast once complete. Wendy Colpus, our Children's & Family Leader would also like to include artwork inspired by these verses. So do be creative and send in your pictures! Click image for more details.
LIVE LOUD (School Years 6-8) has a bi-weekly programme: meet-ups Sundays 11am on Zoom hosted by Mark Humm (Youth Pastor) for discussion, teaching and fun AND on the next Sunday Mark's magazine style video is broadcast after the 10.30am service. UNDERGROUND meets bi-weekly Thursdays 7pm on Zoom for chat, talks and discussion. Contact Mark or the Church Office for Zoom meet ups details. 
Public Reading of SciptureCome along and hear scripture read aloud together with others and share in a tradition that dates back to Moses! Our weekly meetings are restarting on Sunday 17 January, 5-5.45pm via Zoom - everyone welcome! We will be listening to the book of Esther. Joining details are sent with the Purley Week email or on request from the Church OfficeHere is what it's all about.
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 the donations. Full details at on their new website at
Priority items for January: cartons of long life whole milk • tins of chicken, corned beef and ham • jars of honey, jam and peanut butter • 500g packets of breakfast cereals • small bottles of squash and cartons of long life juice • Click here for the full list.
CAP Job Club, an 8-week online course offering practical help for employment: Mondays 10-11am,  7 Dec 2020 - 1 Feb 2021. Click image for more details including how to book.
An online course to help with budgeting and managing money. New courses are in January and February 2021. Click image for more details including registering your interest.
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Caring, professional, confidential counselling. Fees are based on a sliding scale of income/ circumstances. Click image for details.
Church members, please note our meeting dates in 2021: 3 March • 5 May • 30 June • 8 September • 17 November 
The funeral service for the life of Audrey Giles will take place on Wednesday 20 January at 10.30am. Due to the virus, numbers at the crematorium will be restricted and it is not possible to live-stream the service. However, the family would appreciate your prayers for them all at this time and they hope you will be able to join them at a later date for a thanksgiving service to celebrate Audrey’s life.
Cooks and sandwich makers needed on Wednesdays from February 17th to 31st March 2021 inclusive!
Due to Covid-19 Croydon Churches Floating Shelter have been unable to run the Night Shelter this winter. Instead they are supporting fellow homeless charity Croydon NightWatch which is currently having to buy in sandwiches to cover the huge increase in demand for their nightly food service. This is where PBC comes in.
Additionally we have been approached by the Croydon Council to provide a Wednesday nightly hot meal for 5 rough sleepers, staying at the Somewhere Safe to Stay Hub located at the front of Croydon University Hospital, during this same period. If you are able to get involved please contact Jo Rifaat - contact details available from the online Address Book for members or via the Church Office.
Christianity Explored Ministries are looking for a new team member for the role of UK National Director. Please pray for wisdom as they search for an experienced, dynamic, and visionary leader to help take the ministry of CEM to the next level. More details or to apply go to
PrayerLET'S PRAY Have a look at Heartbeat, Prayer Meetings, Prayer Resources 
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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 Please join us in praying for each other. This week we are praying for Leslie Simpson, Peter & Eileen Snelling, Simi Soloman, Anne Soppitt and Rose Sowole.
 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.


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. Most 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.

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