Welcome

"There is no longer Jew or Gentile, slave or free, male and female. For you are all one in Christ Jesus"
Galatians 3:28 

Churches Together in Purley & Kenley is a group of thirteen churches in the south of Croydon who work, worship and proclaim the Gospel together, seeking new ways to deepen their communion with Christ and with one another.

Our activities are coordinated by a team of volunteers from our constituent churches and partner organisations, led by Rev Marilyn Webb, Associate Minister at Purley Baptist Church.

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"Churches should be places where the hurting and needy can find healing and restoration, and places that are constantly growing and giving their best to God."

Marilyn Webb, Chair, Churches Together in Purley & Kenley

 

What's On

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Food Hub Christmas Appeal

As well as our regular Food Hub requests, we need to stock up on Christmas treats - mince pies, cakes, puddings, wine & drinks, chocolates, biscuits.

www.purleyfoodhub.net

ChristmasLunchOnJesus

This year we plan to give out 150 hampers. We need your help! You can donate cash (£30 = 1 hamper) or help with packing and/or delivery.

Contact: Jean Ludlow cloj.purleyfoodhub@icloud.com

ToysForJoy

Help us provide toys for children who would otherwise go without at Christmas. You can give individual items or make a cash donation.

Contact: Jean Ludlow tfj.purleyfoodhub@icloud.com

Who We Are

"Those who are the greatest among you should take the lowest rank, and the leader should be like a servant."
Luke 22:26

Click/tap on a picture below to go to that church's own website.

allsaints All Saints Kenley barnabas St Barnabas Purley christchurch Christ Church Purley
montpelier Montpelier Purley ollbc Old Lodge Lane Purley pbc Purley Baptist
purleyurc Purley URC stjames St James' Riddlesdown stjohnthebaptist St John the Baptist Purley
stmarks St Mark's Woodcote stswithuns St Swithun's Purley grace vineyard 300
Grace Vineyard Purley
  thehayes The Hayes Church Kenley  
 

What We Do

"Share your food with the hungry and provide the poor wanderer with shelter."
Isaiah 58:7 

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Purley Food Hub

Based at Purley United Reformed Church, the Food Hub has met an ever-increasing need since it was set up by Churches Together in Purley & Kenley in 2013. Clients are referred by local partner agencies and are given food for three meals a day, for three days, for each family member.
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CAP Croydon South

Churches Together is part of the CAP Croydon South Partnership, which provides free practical support for people struggling with debt and poverty. Local CAP services include a Money Course, a Job Club, Debt Advice & Support and a new Life Skills group.
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Night Shelter

We are among over 30 local churches involved in the Croydon Churches Floating Shelter, which offers homeless people a friendly welcome through the winter, with a hot meal and a bed for the night, plus breakfast and a packed lunch. Free warm clothing is also provided.
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Easter Events

Easter is the main focus of the Christian life, a time when we remember the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Services take place at the various churches and on Good Friday we join in a Walk of Witness through the town followed by a short service outside Tesco.
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Christmas Specials

Christmas is our busiest time of year, with much activity around Christmas Lunch on Jesus and Toys for Joy. These projects distribute hampers and toys to families who would otherwise go without. We also work closely with the local community on the Purley Christmas Lights project.
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Other Events

The churches join together for various other events during the year including the annual Scones and Songs of Praise celebration, as well as quiz nights, concerts and other fundraisers and social events. Joint worship and outreach events also keep us busy.

Where To Find Us