Fairtrade Fortnight 2016 – 29 February to 13 March

The theme for 2016 Fairtrade Fortnight is the Fairtrade Breakfast In 1967 Martin Luther King Jnr said, “Before you finish eating breakfast in the morning you’ve depended on more than half the world” Maybe this morning you enjoyed: coffee from Kenya, bananas from Colombia, cocoa from Cote d’Ivoire, tea from India, sugar from Malawi and […]

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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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World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel

Bridges, Not Walls World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel – 20 to 26 September 20 to 26. * ‘For He is our peace; in his flesh, He has made both groups into one and has broken down the dividing wall, that is the hostility between us’ Ephesians 2. v 14 (NRSV) A symbol […]

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Communications from Dessau

The following was sent from our Partnership church in Dessau, Germany to the other churches in our international Partnership. It was read out during the Sunday morning service at PURC on 10 May 2015. ear sisters and brothers in the partnership congregations; it is now 70 years since the end of the Second World War. This war brought […]

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Living Water – by Lawrence Moore (URC Windermere Centre)

Living Water – Unless You’re Palestinian This article was written by the Windermere Centre Director, Lawrence Moore, following his leading a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in October 2014.  Jesus likened himself to bread and water – the staples of life.  That’s in John’s gospel, where John presents Jesus not simply as the giver of […]

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Partnership News

News from Dessau – reported in Folkweave – our weekly newsletter – 12 July 2014 This weekend the congregation of the Petruskirche, our partner church in Dessau, Germany will formally be saying farewell to their minister, Revd Gisela Seifert, who is leaving the congregation after 15 years to take up a full-time teaching position. Representatives from […]

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News from Speyer

News from Speyer. On Sunday 25th August, Markus Jäckle was inducted as the new Dean of Speyer and senior minister of our partner church, the Gedächtniskirche. His predecessor, Friedhelm Jakob, who has visited Purley several times in the last 15 years, has now retired and moved to Ludwigshafen. The words of welcome during the service […]

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