Messy Church Saturday 30th March10 am to Noon in the Carter Room . We prepare for Mothering Sunday and make lots of lovelly stuff for Mum!

Easter Morning Art and Craft Morning Saturday 20th April 10 am to 12.30 pm. Loads of funlots of paint glitter and glue! And help decorate the Easter garden!

APCM Sunday 7th April at 4 pm- Followed by Parish meeting and Afternoon Tea, closing with a short evening prayer.

NIGHT SHELTER Friday15th , 22nd of March help is needed on Saturday mornings , 17th, 24th from 7.30 am onwards, to tidy up and put beds etc away.

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

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.

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

March 30th  Prayer Breakfast at Purley Baptist Church – breakfast 8.15am- 9am and prayer from 9am – 10am

April 19th    Good Friday March of witness

May 30th – 9th June Lay Group away morning with lunch

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – joint service @ St Barnabas 9th June

July 7th  Scones and Songs of Praise - venue to be decided

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)
THE Jumble Sale, £3,248.33 raised on the day
Thank you to those parishioners who supported the Jumble Sale by donating items and a special thank you to Adrian Frost and Maureen Eddy who gave their time to help us on Friday and Saturday.  We had to run a Jumble Sale in what were the most challenging weather conditions for many years.  Scouts help others and we were delighted to be able to support some local charities / good causes AND also some in Africa too.  Save the date! – Saturday 1st February 2020.
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 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 on Tuesday evenings from 5.30pm to 6.30pm.  Interested in finding out more?  Give me a ring!  
Barbara McKinnon.                    E mail: