Messy Church Saturday 7th September 10 am to Noon in the Carter Room.

St Swithun’s Day Celebration : A big thank you to all who helped at the Parish BBQ, erecting gazebos, providing salads, sweets, helping prepare tidy away, wash up ….. very much a communal effort ! Much Thanks to you all !.

Taize Service at St Mary’s Church Purley Oaks Road, South Croydon. Sunday August 4th at 3pm tea and cakes 4pm Taize service. See posters at rear of church and Notice Boards.
Film Club will be meeting in SS Carter Room Saturday afternoon on 17th August. The Film is " The Greatest Showman"
It will start 3.45pm for 4pm showing. Cost £4 which includes Sandwiches, biscuits, tea and coffee. Tickets 020 8660 4119 or 020 3759 3728. 

A musical Evening at St Swithun’s in Two Contrasting Parts. Surrey Harmony ( Women’s Barbershop Chorus) an our very own Adannay, Ayana Blair Ford ( Rhythm and Blues). Saturday 7th September at & pm in St Swithun’s Church, Tickets £10 02086605132. 0r 02086604119. 

21st September Churches Together -Fish and chip supper with Quiz night.

SAVE THE DATE ; PARISH MEETING Sunday 20th October after Morning Praise with Bring and Share Lunch.

A Christian Aid charity tea party is scheduled in November. The Ladies circle play an integral part and we are delighted to announce this date. Wednesday 13th November 2019, in the Carter Room at 2:30pm.
PURLEY FOOD HUB Just over 2,500 meals were provided by Purley Food Hub   to people in crisis in January in a busy start to 2019. In the month that marked the Food Hub’s 6th birthday, it took the overall total of meals provided so far to past 135,000.  February list at back of church – please put donations in the box provided.
 If you attended the Croydon Episcopal Area Lay Conference in 2017 at St Bede’s School, Redhill you will remember the success of the day; over 250 people attended from the Episcopal Area. It was an uplifting event. Feedback was very positive and it was agreed that another Lay Conference should be held in 2019. Now that 2019 is fast approaching ‘Save the Date’:  
REFRESHING CHURCH, CROYDON EPISCOPAL AREA LAY CONFERENCE – 14 SEPTEMBER 2019: 09.30AM – 4.00PM , ST BEDE’S SCHOOL, CARLTON ROAD, REDHILL. Registration is online and details will be posted in the Notice Sheet at Church and on a sign up shhet at back of church. 

A First-Aider is needed for St Swithun’s. If are able to volunteer please speak to Doreen McCollin for more details

HOUSE GROUPS – please see flyers and notice at back of the church for various groups sessions held by St. Mark’s and St. Swithun’s. These meetings help to create a sense of identity and belonging within our church.

USED STAMPS – please donate into the box at back of Church in support of LEPRA – treating leprosy,fighting prejudice and promoting health education.  88p in every £1 goes to support projects; 12p helpsto bring in the next £1.

                  Purley & Kenley Churches Together Diary of Events 2019

September 14th or 21st To Be Confirmed -Quiz Night @ Christ Church

October & November- Preparation for Toys for Joy and Christmas Lunch on Jesus
1st week in December sort toys
2nd week in December distribute toys
3 CLOJ  training sessions in December

23rd December pack and distribute hampers


                            News from your Scout Group - 25th Purley (St. Mark’s)
Come and join the Beaver Leader Team – fun, laughter and new skills guaranteed! 
We are building a team of 4 to support our Beaver Leader and would welcome some additional adult help at our Beaver Colony meetings which take place on Tuesdays from 5.30pm to 6.30pm. 
Give me a ring in September to find out more.
JOIN THE SCOUTING FUN AND ADVENTURE!                           
As Scouts, we believe in preparing young people with skills for life.  Each week we help young people to enjoy fun and adventure while developing the skills they need to succeed, now and in the future. 
We help young people develop and improve key life skills.                                                                        Scouting helps young people to do more, learn more and be more.                                         We welcome boys and girls and expect to have a few places available in September. 
Beavers:  Tuesdays 5.30pm to 6.30pm for young people age 6 to 8.                                                                   Cubs:       Tuesdays 6.45pm to 8.15pm for young people age 8 to 11.                                                      Scouts:     Wednesdays 7.30pm to 9pm for young people age 11 to 14.5.
To find out more, visit our web site at click on “joining us” and complete and  e mail us the form.  We will be in touch when we return in September.                                                                                                                              
Woodcote Green, Green Fingered Scheme Vouchers!                                             Woodcote Green has given out all £25,000’s worth of vouchers and so now it’s time for us to collect in any remaining vouchers from our friends and families before the end of September. 
All donations of vouchers are gratefully received and put to great use with the newly created Scout Hut garden just the start!  Please leave them at the back of the church or pop them through our letterbox.  Thank you.
Thank you to Jon and Rachael Hoare!
A massive thank you to Jon and Rachael for managing our Scout Hut garden project - the garden looks amazing.  Jon and Rachael are visiting most evenings to water the plants with our grateful thanks.
Barbara McKinnon.                    E mail: