Partnership Sunday – 27 January 2019 – Letter to the Churches of our International Partnership

Grace and peace to our sisters and brothers in Dessau, Hartford, Ostrava and Speyer, from your sisters and brothers in Purley, in the name of the One who is Love, Joy, Peace and Hope. On Sunday 29th of July 2018 50 young people and their leaders declared in our church: “We don’t believe in war; […]

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Sunday Evening Bible Studies

Winter / Spring Sunday Evening Gatherings ……… Our Sunday evening gatherings begin a new 4 session course this weekend entitled, Conversation Welcome: Exploring the future of the UK after the EU referendum. Material has been produced by the Joint Public Issues Team (Baptist, Church of Scotland, Methodist and URC). The sessions will concern: 6th January: […]

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Russell’s December 2018 Newsletter

December 2018 Dear Friends, It was on Christmas Eve, some 1300 years ago, that a Christian monk, a missionary in the heathen parts of Northern England, preached before the assembled king and nobles and chief people of the realm of Northumbria. He offered them the choice of becoming Christians. The king consulted his council; some […]

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International Youth Week – ‘Peace in a Shoe Box’

‘Peace in a Shoebox’ – extract from the morning service to open our International Youth Week which runs from 21 to 29 July 2018 – service led by the Revd. Russell Furley-Smith and Revd. Nicola Furley Smith, Moderator of the Southern Provence of the URC Bible Reading – James 2 v.14-18 What good is it, […]

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