"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 our communion with Christ and with one another. Our activities are coordinated by a team of volunteers from our constituent churches and partner organisations.


What's On

Transform-Croydon-2022Each year Croydon Churches Forum produces the Transform Croydon prayer booklet which features a different ministry or service each day for the 40 days of Lent.

Two projects run by Churches Together in Purley and Kenley, Purley Food Hub based at Purley URC, and the Renew 23 Wellbeing Café based at Purley Baptist Church, are featured in the 2022 edition, with a day of prayer devoted to each.

Prayers for the Food Hub are asked for Wednesday 9th March, while prayers for Renew 23 are requested on Thursday 7th April.

The booklet describes the work of these and other local organisations and also suggests specific points for prayer for each.

Click on the image to view or download the full booklet.


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-christchurch-primary
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.

CAP Croydon South

Churches Together support provision of CAP services in our local area which provide 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.

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.

Town Chaplaincy

This project seeks to support the people who work in the local shops, offices and businesses in Purley. The chaplaincy team wear purple fleeces and make fortnightly visits to the community and are ready to talk with anyone, to provide care and give help where possible.

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.

Christmas Specials

Before Covid, each year we distributed hampers and toys to families who would otherwise go without via our 'Christmas Lunch on Jesus' and 'Toys for Joy' projects. In 2020 we successfully introduced a new system of shopping vouchers for families and fundraising for children’s centres.


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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