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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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Where to find us

Upcoming Events

  • 25 May 2018 20:00Badminton Club
  • 26 May 2018 10:00Book Fair - Feed the Minds
  • 28 May 2018 20:00Badminton Club
  • 29 May 2018 10:00Coffee and Cookies
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Purley Food Hub Nameis the united response of the Christians of Purley & Kenley Churches Together to the growing food need in our communities in Croydon. A charity has been formed to carry forward the work of the Food Hub: it is Purley & Kenley Churches Together Food Hub (Charity number 1152807).
To help people in crisis who are without food. They may have become unemployed, been sick or had a sudden change in their domestic circumstances. They may have had their benefits stopped and are appealing against the decision. A series of events coming together may have left them unable to buy food to meet their basic needs. We are seeking to avoid creating long-term dependencies.
The Food Hub is not a drop in. Food is given only to people who have one of the Food Hub’s food tickets. They take the ticket to the our food distribution centre in central Purley. There they are made welcome and receive a supply of food for three days. The allowance reflects the size of the family.
By donating food or money at one of our regular collections. We are also drawing up a list of contacts we can call on when increased demand has left us short of particular foods. Money donations are very welcome. Any donations are gratefully received and will contribute to this important work in the community for those who are in need of emergency need and support.
* (source – Purley Food Hub Website)
Do you have any questions?
  • When and where can I donate food?
  • What types of food needed?

If you have any enquiries about the Purley Food Hub please e-mail [email protected]

Click on the following link to open the May 2018 food list (PDF version); 



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.


  • 23 May 2018 10:00Coffee and Cookies
  • 23 May 2018 14:00Ladies Badminton
  • 24 May 2018 09:30Thursday Playtime today
  • 25 May 2018 13:00Food for Thought
  • 25 May 2018 20:00Badminton Club
  • 26 May 2018 10:00Book Fair - Feed the Minds
  • 26 May 2018 10:00Junior Badminton
  • 27 May 2018 10:30Morning Worship - led by Revd Russell Furley-Smith
  • 28 May 2018 20:00Badminton Club
  • 29 May 2018 10:00Coffee and Cookies
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