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Community Projects

As a church we are committed to serving out local community and beyond. We want to show the love of God in both word and action to everyone around us. We are therefore involved in a number of community projects that aim to help and change people's lives for the better. 

PCC Community OutreachThe Purley Cross Centre provides advice, information and training for the community. The centre is based at PBC and is open on Tuesdays 10am-4pm and Wednesdays 12pm-4pm, and also for enquires at info@purleycrosscentre.org and 02086684189.
Renew23 Community OutreachRenew 23 Wellbeing Cafe is open on Thursdays 10am-2pm. It is a place where 'its ok not to be ok'. 
Purley Counselling Service ComThe Purley Counselling Service provides caring, professional, confidential counselling to anyone who is in need. Appointments are made for daytime and evening. Fees are on a sliding scale based on income and circumstances. 
The Link Community OutreachThe Link is a weekly drop-in for homeless and vulnerably-housed adults. PBC run this ministry from East Croydon United Reformed Church on Thursday evenings.
Young at HeartYoung at Heart is a monthly Afternoon Tea for older people often living alone. We offer conversation and friendship, alongside a range of activities and craft. Transport can be arranged to/from church from approx. one mile away. We are keen to welcome new people along! Contact Us for more information. Tuesdays 2-3.30pm once a month: 12 July 2022 - Holidays past and present, plus Nature Quiz | 18 October - Transport through the Ages by land ,Sea and Air | 22 November - Christmas | 13 December - Christmas Carols 
Purley Food Hub Community OutrOur local food bank, Purley Food Hub helps local people in crisis who are without food. Set up by Purley & Kenley Churches Together, PBC plays an active role in supporting this charity. 

Just for fun!

Here is your chance to indulge in your passion and perhaps improve your skills. Come along to  meet with other like-minded people and be encouraged.
 
Aperture
Aperture Photography Group meets fortnightly (1st and 3rd Monday of each month), Mondays 8pm. More details are at http://aperture-club.co.uk.
We are a small, fairly informal group and our aim is to encourage people to develop a deeper interest in digital photography and improve their skills. Some evening meetings are a practical session for people to learn new skills. We also have regular photo-assignments to encourage members to extend themselves, we don't have a lot of competitions.
Art ClubArt Group meets weekly, Thursdays 10am-12pm (term time).
This is for those who enjoy painting with water colours and would like to spend time developing their skills with other like-minded people. All skill levels are welcome. Individuals find time painting alongside other people to be very beneficial - exchanging ideas and experience often means they are able to improve their skills at a faster pace than simply painting on their own.
Book ClubBook Club meets approx every 2 months, Thursdays 7.30pm. We are a small, informal group who enjoy reading and catching up to discuss the latest book. New people are always welcome and you don't have to commit for any length of time.
Tennis ClubPBC Tennis Club is open to anyone who attends a local church and is or has been a tennis player. We meet at the St David's School Grounds in Woodcote Valley Road, Purley. 
During the season we have club evenings on Mondays and Fridays and play on Saturdays with tea and cake available as the season progresses. The courts are also available during the week but nets
have to be put up and taken down for play between Tuesday and Thursday. Other social events are organised during the year and hopefully tournaments will resume again too. 

 
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