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Purley Baptist Church
On the border of South London and Surrey
Purley Baptist Church is lively bible-believing church which focuses much of its energy in two distinct areas: working alongside the local community, and growing strong disciples. During most weekends 600-700 people attend its services. A true multi-cultural church with a large number of different nationalities and a strong vibrant youth membership.
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Children & Families Leader Matt Rolfe shows off Merlin - recently brought to life courtesy of an old sock, some black wool from the local Salvation Army charity shop and some orange ping pong balls ordered off the internet. Marlin will make his first public appearance at the Beavers group... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at Purley Blog
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This year's Christmas Light were another sparkling success as craft stalls and mini funfair joined in on the act. Visitor numbers were up (again) on last year, as this annual event, now in its 8th year, attracted families from all over Purley. The lights were switched on by lights co-ordinator,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2013 at Purley Blog
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The Purley Christmas Lights are getting a bit of a make-over this year with more activities taking place to further enhance the experience. In addition to the children's choirs (photo taken from 2010 below) and Father Christmas, there will be fairground rides, market stalls, Robin Hood & his Merry Men... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2013 at Purley Blog
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Ashley Cooke and Marius Marcinonis – Lamb Electrical. Ashley and Marius started up Lamb Electrical in August 2013 with the goal of providing a local service and running an electrical business in line with biblical teaching. To them that means working with honesty, integrity and clarity and grounding all they... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2013 at Purley Work Shop
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Up to 700 people came together to mark the opening of the London 2012 Olympics with a family celebration on the Rotary Field on July 27th. The event, organised by local churches, began with an afternoon of family fun and games in the park and ended with a free BBQ... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2012 at Purley Blog
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Plans are underway to bring the Purley community together in a special event on Remembrance Day in November. Pam Bryan, Associate Minister at Purley Baptist Church, is currently working with a small team to organise a Christian service of remembrance on the newly refurnished Purley Town Centre with local groups,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2012 at Purley Blog
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Sunday (July 1st) saw the coming together of local churches throughout Purley as part of the Purley Festival celebtations. Meeting on the Rotary Field in Brighton Road, hundreds of Christians took part in an open air service led by Peter Nodding (Purley Baptist Church), Russell Furley-Smith (Purley URC), Mark Visser... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2012 at Purley Blog
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Len spends half his week doing maintenance work for a home for the elderly. He is also available at other times to do a range of handyman tasks; painting, decorating, fencing and gardening, etc. for anyone else who might need his services. If you need work done around your house,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2011 at Purley Work Shop
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Meet Barny Jones. Barny has been playing the piano since 2002 and, as well as playing in the worship band, he also plays in solo performances at his college. He now wants to pass on his knowledge to others who are keen to learn, and is offering piano tuition across... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2011 at Purley Work Shop
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The Christmas countdown has finally begun with the turning on of the Christmas lights in Purley on Saturday (26th Nov). A large crowd gathered on the newly finished plaza to hear various children’s choirs sing, visit stalls, have their photos taken with Santa, enjoy various fairground rides and of course,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2011 at Purley Blog
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You'd might think that we have a lot of restaurants in Purley, but we ain't seen nothing like this. Caffe Blacks is a 'Licensed Crepe and Waffles Lounge', so says charismatic owner and 40 year veteran of the restaurant trade, Vas Heridotou. He goes on "As the name suggests; we... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2011 at Purley Blog
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There are many who believe that the Christian church needs to get out of its four walls and get out into the local community. Last Sunday, Purley Baptist Church did just that when it held a Remembrance Day service in the Jolly Farmers pub. Local choir, Impact Harmony, was there... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2011 at Purley Blog
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Impact Harmony, a new local choir recently formed from members of Purley Baptist Church, is already looking for new members. Their Christmas schedule is pretty busy - with carol concerts and appearances at the Purley Christmas Lights Switch-On, as well as the Jolly Farmers pub this Sunday. Run by Tony... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2011 at Purley Blog
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The annual Purley Baptist Nearly New Sale opened its doors today and will be running for the whole week. What started out as shop on the corner of the old Sainsbury's building (before it was demolished), in recent years has moved into the church itself. Toys, gifts, books and all... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2011 at Purley Blog
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Pam Bryan, who sits on the Purley Christmas Lights organising team is quietly confident that this year's event will go ahead as planned. According to Pam, every year the 'lights' are a complex feat of organisation, often with a great deal of red tape to work through. This year they... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2011 at Purley Blog
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Amy Leila Kirk studied Design For The Moving Image at Ravensbourne College and now offers a range of digital media services. Graphic design, logo design, marketing, posters and advertising are just a few of the skills on offer from this young lady; but it doesn't stop there - because Amy... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2011 at Purley Work Shop
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Dear All, We made it! Sam, Maureen, Matthew and I had hoped to walk over maybe three or four bridges, but we managed all seven! We started on London Bridge, and walked over each bridge up to Westminster Bridge, and then walked back to London Bridge station via Blackfriars Bridge.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2011 at Purley Blog
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Andy is a very versitile chap. When he's not playing guitar in the worship band, he's helping to run the Explorers group. When he's not doing either of these, then he's probably running his computer consultancy, Qdos. Based in Brighton Road, Purley, Qdos will supply and install anything from a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2011 at Purley Work Shop
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Operation Mobilisation (OM) works in every region of the world and on every ocean (via an ocean-going ship) seeking to demonstrate and proclaim the love of God. Their ministry ship - Logos Hope (above) is in need of your prayer. Church member Tim Wilson sits on the board of directors... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2011 at Prayer
This part of the blog is where you can post your prayers, your praise and your thanksgivings to God. This is a secure area, so only church members and friends of the church have access to it. There is opportunity to make comments or post replies at the bottom of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2011 at Prayer
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I would like to thank my cell-group in particular, and individual members of the church who have generously donated most of the money that I have used in doing my part in the preparations for my mother's funeral - including the the air ticket that is now being used by... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2011 at Prayer
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Some photography is about bringing out the best in people and capturing ‘the moment’, but for Stuart it’s all about bringing out the best in a diamond ring, some delicious food and drink, perhaps some fabrics or clothing or even some great location. Photography in the studio is all about... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2011 at Purley Work Shop
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This year's Christianity Explored Supper was without doubt a resounding success! A packed church listened as ex-cop Robin Oake unwound the story of his life as a Christian police officer in the UK. He thrilled us with anecdotes of God's grace as he consistently nailed his colours to the wall,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2011 at Purley Blog
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Stressed? Suffering from a phobia? Need motivation to overcome bad eating habits? Maybe you simply want to give up smoking? Sandra will help you to overcome your own struggle. Described by one of her clients as 'a naturally gifted coach with a gentle empathetic style that coaxes the best out... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2011 at Purley Work Shop
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Proof, proof reader, proof reading, copy editor, purley Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2011 at Purley Work Shop