Our International Partnership of Churches

[raw] [tab_1] Purley United Reformed Church is a member of a unique five-way international partnership of churches. The other member congregations are: Petrusgemeinde Dessau, Germany  Immanuel Congregational Church, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Evangelical Church of the Czech Brethren, Ostrava, Czech Republic Gedächtniskirchengemeinde, Speyer, Germany We also maintain an informal link with: Woodvale Presbyterian Church, Belfast, Northern […]

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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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Declaration of an International Church Partnership – 2016

Declaration of an International Church Partnership between Petrusgemeinde, Dessau (Evangelische Landeskirche Anhalts) Immanuel Congregational Church, Hartford, Connecticut (United Church of Christ) Českobratrská církev evangelická, Ostrava Purley United Reformed Church Gedächtniskirchengemeinde, Speyer (Evangelische Kirche der Pfalz) “May they all be one…” – John 17 v.21 The Story of our Partnership Our Partnership has its European roots […]

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Partnership Peace Prayer

Partnership Peace Prayer – September 2016   The following prayer was used in the services in all the Partnership churches on our Partnership Sunday, Sunday 4th September 2016. It was written this year by the Revd. Kari Nicewander, the minister at Immanuel Congregational Church, in Hartford, Connecticut, USA.   ‘God of vibrant purple sunsets, sparkling […]

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Partnership Peace Prayer 2015

International Partnership Peace Prayer 2015 Used in the Partnership churches on Partnership Sunday, 6th September 2015. This common prayer for peace recalls the outbreak of the Second World War 0n 1 September 1939 and unites us with our partner congregations in Hartford, Purley, Ostrava and Dessau. (1) ‘Blessed are the peacemakers’ says Jesus Christ. Gracious […]

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International Church Partnership Sunday

International Church Partnership Sunday This Sunday, 25th January, we celebrate our International Church Partnership as we join in shared worship with the congregations in Dessau, Hartford, Ostrava and Speyer. Some elements of our service have been provided by the new minister in Dessau, Pfarrer Lutz-Michael Sylvester. On this special Sunday in our calendar we remember […]

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Participating Churches

Our International Church Partnership Our International Church Partnership is a group of local churches of the reformed tradition who are linked through bonds of faith and friendship. Currently five churches are involved; Czech Republic – Českobratrské církve evangelické, Ostrava – (Church of the Czech Brethren) Germany – Petruskirche, Dessau (Evangelische Landeskirche Anhalts) Germany – Gedächtniskirche, […]

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