Messy Church Saturday 3rd February at 10am to Noon in the Carter Room.

Jumble Sale, Saturday 2nd February 2019 from 1pm – 3pm WANTED: Anything Saleable including unwanted gifts, Clothing, Nearly new, Brick-a-brac, Toys, Books, DVD’s, Shoes etc… If it’s saleable.  Bring donations to St. Mark's Church Hall on Friday 1st February from 6pm till 9pm or Saturday 2nd February from 8am to 10am using our drive through service. If you are unable to bring your Jumble to the church hall, then we will collect Friday evening or Saturday morning: - Contact Julie Urquhart 020 8660 1510 or m 07964 047126

NIGHT SHELTER starts Friday 15th February in St Swithun’s Church Hall.  Sign -up Sheets are available at the rear of church. We need meals/ helpers to set up/ tidy up, serve meals, make up beds, sleepover etc. If you can help, please sign up at the rear of church.
 
A social event to brighten the Winter - FILM AFTERNOON in the Carter Room on Saturday 9th February, 2.15 for 2.30.p.m. £3. on entry, includes tea/coffee and biscuits.

Oberammergau and Austria Trip 29th May to June 5th 2020 Interested see poster at rear of church.

Seeking Stillness Wednesday 27th February 2-5pm All Saints Church Warlingham CR6 9NU Songs of Joy and Lament . see Posters at rear of Church
 

Red Christmas Stocking – please take a red stocking and put in 20p per week for one month, then increase by 20p each month . This money will go towards are Charitable Giving next Christmas. Return the stockings on Gift Sunday 2019.  
 
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.
 
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

Food Hub News For the 9th month this year the Food Hub passed 2,000 meals provided in a month in November - that’s more than 27,000 meals this year so far and more than 130,000 in total since we started nearly 6 years ago.
To keep our stocks replenished for December, traditionally our busiest month of the year, please find attached our list of the items particularly needed at this time.
The December food list includes requests for cartons of long -life whole milk and fruit juice, tins of potatoes or packets of dried potato, jars of fish paste, and Christmas biscuits and chocolate treats for children. Also listed are adult toothpaste, toilet rolls and tin openers.
 

Explore the Bible 6 Events 20th March. 15th May, 19th June. St John’s Church CR5 1HA, 7 pm for refreshments. see Posters at rear of church.



A First-Aider is needed for St Swithun’s if are able 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.


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News from your Scout Group - 25th Purley (St. Mark’s)
New Year!  New Challenge!  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 currently have a few places available in all three Sections. 
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 www.25thpurley.org.uk click on “joining us” and complete and  e mail us the form.                                                                                                                                   
HELP AT BEAVERS!  FUN, LAUGHTER AND NEW SKILLS GUARANTEED!  “Magpie”, Jo Greenslade, would welcome some additional adult help at Beavers for young people aged from 6 to 8 – boys AND girls.  Interested in finding out more?  Give me a ring!   
 
Are you on Facebook?  Please help us to promote our Jumble Sale!
We have set up an Event for the Jumble Sale and are asking everyone to follow this link and mark themselves as “Interested” or “Going”.  Feel free to share the event so that we can create as much reach as possible! - bit.ly/Jumble19
 
Jumble Sale, Saturday 2nd February 2019 from 1pm – 3pm                                       
WANTED: Anything Saleable including unwanted gifts, Clothing, Nearly new, Brick-a-brac, Toys, Books, DVD’s, Shoes etc… If it’s saleable, we’ll sell it!  You are very welcome to bring donations to St. Mark's Church Hall on Friday 1st February from 6pm til 9pm or Saturday 2nd February from 8am to 10am using our drive through service – we are very happy to unload for you too!                                   
If you are unable to bring your Jumble to the church hall, then we are able to offer a collection service on Friday evening or Saturday morning:-  Contact Julie Urquhart 020 8660 1510 or m 07964 047126.
Help from friends and supporters is always much appreciated on the Friday evening from 6pm til 9pm; Saturday morning from 9am to 12 noon for final preparations; 1pm to 3pm selling and from 3pm clearing up.  THANK YOU for Supporting the 25th Purley (St. Mark’s) Scout Group.                         
For updates and in case of adverse weather, visit our web site for latest news at www.25thpurley.org.uk
Barbara McKinnon.     www.25thpurley.org.uk                    E mail:  bk25thcubs-2007@yahoo.co.uk