Messy Church Saturday 5th October 10 am to Noon in the Carter Room.

Film Club will be meeting in SS Carter Room Saturday afternoon on 28th September The Film is " Calendar Girls"
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. 
Future Film Club dates at the same times are 12th October and 16th November

Churches Together -Fish and chip supper with Quiz night 7.30 pm at Christchurch on 21st September. See posters at rear of church for details.
NIGHTWATCH – once a year St. Swithun’s sends items to help this Croydon charity with their work with the homeless, and people recently given basic accommodation.  Please could we start to collect items such as tea-bags, tuna, toothpaste and tinned meals in a crate at the back of Church. Thank you.

NINEBARROW CHOIR CONCERT –Friday 27th September 7pm in St. Mark’s Church – contact for tickets or contact Fiona Weaver 0208 668 0063

A joint benefice Harvest Festival will take place this year at 11 am on Sunday 13th October at St Mark’s.  T All are urged to come along to St Mark’s.  Please note that there will be no 11 am service at St Swithun’s on that day (although the 8 am Said Communion service will take place as usual).  There will be a bring and share lunch at St Mark’s, after the service. There will be a list at the back of the church showing the dishes that we are being asked to bring along –  please, put yourself down to bring one of the dishes.

Bread of Life Saturday 12th October 2pm to 5 pm, All Saints Church Warlingham CR6 9NU,leader Jane Hoskins.

Butterfly Service 13th October at 3pm -a Service to Remember and Celebrate the lives of those lost through Miscarriage.  St Barnabas Worship Centre, outside Woodcroft Entrance, Croydon University Hospital, 530 London Road CR7 7YE
50’s & 60’s Fun Evening at St Barnabas Church Hall Saturday 19th October 7pm for 7.30 pm. ( Bring your own drinks) Tickets £15.                                                                                                                     

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: