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A warm welcome to Purley United Reformed Church. You are always welcome. Please come in. This is after all your church.

Thank you for visiting our website and we hope you find your visit helpful and informative.

Purley United Reformed Church is a congregation of the United Reformed Church located in the heart of Purley, offering a place of worship and service to the community. We aim to be an all-inclusive community where all are welcome and all are valued. Our church building is a valued centre for the community activity and we have a strong commitment to work with other churches in the area.

We aim to be a community where people can journey together and explore faith issues in an open and non-judgemental environment.

Our Church


Purley United Reformed Church
906 Brighton Road

Contact number:
020 8660 9371

Service times


Our Service Times 
Every Sunday –  Morning Worship starting at 10.30am.
On the first Sunday of each month we celebrate Holy Communion (all are welcome).

Sunday evening gatherings start at 6pm (please see programme).
A mixture of worship, discussion, bible study and reflection.

On Fridays – ˜Food for Thought” –  a short reflection service starting at 1pm.

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Upcoming Events

  • 02 September 2017 10:00Book Fair - Feed the Minds
  • 02 September 2017 10:00Coffee and Cookies
  • 18 December 2017 20:00Badminton Club
  • 22 December 2017 20:00Badminton Club
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The Purley Youth Project provides a lifeline to young people in the community. Our community award application has been approved and we would appreciate your vote which will support our bid for funding which will in turn help us provide much-needed computer training for the community. Voting ends on 6 September 2017.

For further information please go to Purley Youth Centre and see the flyer below:

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Revd. Russell Furley-Smith

Revd. Russell Furley-Smith

Russell was born and brought up in Putney, South West London before studying history at  Edinburgh University. He trained for the ministry in Manchester and has served churches in Billericay, Essex, West Wickham and Elmers End in South London before becoming minister of Purley URC in January 2005. 

Russell is married to Nicola and they have two sons, Cameron and Ross.

You can contact Russell via [email protected]



Revd. Daphne Topple

Born in Streatham, South London, I attended a Congregational Church, which became a URC in 1972, and I served as a Church Secretary and elder, alongside my teaching profession and being an accredited lay preacher.

I took early retirement from my post as Head, when my school in Ewell amalgamated with another local school. The next three years I trained for ordained ministry on the then Southwark Ordination Course. 

I was ordained in Trinity URC/Methodist Church in Sutton, as the Associate Minister, working with the Methodist Minister, and in close contact with the local Baptists and Anglicans. During this time I became one of the Chaplains at St Raphael’s Hospice, North Cheam. 

I thank God for my calls to serve him in teaching and in the church.


  • 02 September 2017 10:00Book Fair - Feed the Minds
  • 02 September 2017 10:00Coffee and Cookies
  • 17 December 2017 18:00No Evening Gathering
  • 17 December 2017 18:30Carols by Candlelight
  • 18 December 2017 20:00Badminton Club
  • 19 December 2017 10:00Coffee and Cookies
  • 20 December 2017 10:00Coffee and Cookies
  • 20 December 2017 14:00Ladies Badminton
  • 22 December 2017 13:00Food for Thought
  • 22 December 2017 20:00Badminton Club
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