Peace from a shoebox

‘Peace from a shoebox’ (article published in ‘Reform’ April 2017 issue) How a food parcel led to the development of a global partnership between five churches What happens when, in 1946, you send a marmalade pudding, tins of sardines and corned beef, dried egg powder and half a pound of tea in a shoebox to […]

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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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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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