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

Film Club will be meeting in SS Carter Room Saturday afternoon 16th November.
The Film is "The Guernsey and Literary & Potato Peel Society" 
It will start 2:15pm for 2:30 pm showing. Cost £4 which includes Sandwiches, biscuits, tea and coffee. Tickets 020 8660 4119 or 020 3759 3728. 

SOCIAL EVENING – Saturday 23rd November 6pm in St. Swithun’s Hall.  Do join us for a fish and chip supper with home-made desserts, quizzes on the table, a raffle and stalls for buying gifts and home produce. Tickets:  £12 (child £8) Proceeds to charities. Tickets from Val Haywood, Lis Sandford, Anne Rourke, and Damaris Weller. (We need gifts, home produce, etc for the stalls and raffle.)
REMEMBER Gift SUNDAY 24th November, Damaris needs gifts etc.
Packing Morning Monday 25th November
Souper Lunches starts Tuesday 3rd December Noon onwards in the Carter Room and then weekly.
Come along and meet friends and have some soup !
Rev’d Katherine Percival’s installation as Sub Dean ans Canon Chancellor in Portsmouth on Sunday December 15th. If you would like to attend, sign the list. There will be a 26-seater coach shared with St Mark’s is leaving at 3.30pm from St Mark's cost £15

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.

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: