Churches in Focus

Moat is a welcoming church that seeks engagement with the local community. Worshipping in a grand Victorian building the people of Moat love a challenge and when recently everyone showed up on Sunday morning to find the heating not working, we quickly reconvened in the adjacent hall and set up an instant café church. The […]

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Commitment for Life – Stories for Change – Central America

Commitment for Life – Stories for Change – Central America – January 2019 The International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) has been investigating corruption charges against President Jimmy Morales. In December, the President accused the Commission of undermining Guatemalan sovereignty. His foreign minister Sandra Jovel gave the CICIG 24 hours to leave. She terminated […]

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Commitment for Life –December 2018

December 2018 newsletter  stories for change149 CENTRAL AMERICA Two important socio-political crises have arisen in Nicaragua and Guatemala. In Nicaragua, the government has responded with violence to the civil society protests. More than 400 people have been killed by the police and paramilitary forces. Most of those killed were young people who were students in […]

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Commitment for Life – Stories for Change – Central America

Ana Lidia Benítez, Tiolinda Nolasco and Vilma Nohemí Agueta Vigil  have been involved with ISD- Iniciativa Social Para La   Democracia since 2018. Ana explains, “I have been working since 2008 with other groups and a lot of their training is very wordy. ISD give practical training.  They also help with transportation and food which means […]

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“Shuttles” Junior Badminton Club The Junior Badminton Club meets at Purley United Reformed Church. We meet on most Saturday mornings throughout the year from 10am to 12.30pm in the church hall. You will find a relaxed atmosphere in which to learn and enjoy the game.  New members are always welcome.   The Junior Badminton age […]

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Celebration Services at Pentecost

Celebration Services at Pentecost Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at St. Georges Chapel, Windsor 19 May 2018 I found this service inspiring, full of love and hope, with beautiful music, the traditional words, yet with unexpected changes right for 2018. The bride walked down the aisle, at first unescorted, to the singing by […]

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Creating a 4D Church – a Relevent Church

CREATING A 4D CHURCH  – A RELEVANT CHURCH I was asked to write a report of the recent Elders’ Day Retreat, and hope it will give a glimpse of what we discussed. The time spent together was important, although it was a busy day with questions still needing answers. It was held on 24 March, […]

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Policy Statement for Safeguarding Children and Adults at Risk

PURLEY UNITED REFORMED CHURCH Introduction to Purley United Reformed Church’s Safeguarding Policy for Children, Young People and Adults at Risk Purley United Reformed Church, along with the whole Christian community, believes each person has a value and dignity which comes directly from God’s creation of human beings in God’s own image and likeness. This implies […]

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