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A warm welcome to Purley United Reformed Church. You are always welcome. Please come in. This is after all your church.

Thank you for visiting our website and we hope you find your visit helpful and informative.

Purley United Reformed Church is a congregation of the United Reformed Church located in the heart of Purley, offering a place of worship and service to the community. We aim to be an all-inclusive community where all are welcome and all are valued. Our church building is a valued centre for the community activity and we have a strong commitment to work with other churches in the area.

We aim to be a community where people can journey together and explore faith issues in an open and non-judgemental environment.

Our Church


Purley United Reformed Church
906 Brighton Road

Contact number:
020 8660 9371

Service times


Our Service Times 
Every Sunday –  Morning Worship starting at 10.30am.
On the first Sunday of each month we celebrate Holy Communion (all are welcome).

Sunday evening gatherings start at 6pm (please see programme).
A mixture of worship, discussion, bible study and reflection.

On Fridays – ˜Food for Thought” –  a short reflection service starting at 1pm.

News and Events

  • News flash……

    • Lent Groups – 2019 As usual, we hope to offer an opportunity for people to come together during the 5...

      03 February 2019
    • Winter / Spring Sunday Evening Gatherings ……… Our Sunday evening gatherings begin a new 4 session course this weekend entitled,...

      04 January 2019
    • The Pantoloons presents Treasure Island, written by Ben Crocker, in support of Reedham Children’s Trust. Have lots of fun and...

      22 December 2018
    • Christmas Services at Purley United Reformed Church Come and join us to celebrate the birth of Jesus. We have a...

      22 December 2018
    • Come and join us and celebrate the birth of Jesus……….....

      09 December 2018
    • December 2018 newsletter  stories for change149 CENTRAL AMERICA Two important socio-political crises have arisen in Nicaragua and Guatemala. In Nicaragua,...

      07 December 2018

Where to find us

Upcoming Events

  • 18 February 2019 20:00Badminton Club
  • 22 February 2019 12:00Friday Lunch
  • 22 February 2019 13:00Food for Thought
  • 22 February 2019 22:00Badminton Club
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Easter Club Activity Day 2019

We are pleased to announce that the planning for this year’s Easter Club Activity Day has been finalised and we are now able to receive your / child’s / children application to take part in what will be an existing and fun packed day.

To register your interest and apply for places please see the application form below. This will need to be printed out, completed and returned to Janny at: [email protected]

Purley URC Easter Activity Day information and application form.

If you have any questions prior to completing your application please e-mail Janny who will be happy to help: [email protected]

Revd. Russell Furley-Smith

Revd. Russell Furley-Smith

Russell was born and brought up in Putney, South West London before studying history at  Edinburgh University. He trained for the ministry in Manchester and has served churches in Billericay, Essex, West Wickham and Elmers End in South London before becoming minister of Purley URC in January 2005. 

Russell is married to Nicola and they have two sons, Cameron and Ross.

You can contact Russell via [email protected]


  • 16 February 2019Junior Badminton
  • 16 February 2019 10:00Book Fair (Feed the Minds)
  • 16 February 2019 10:00Coffee in the Lounge
  • 18 February 2019 20:00Badminton Club
  • 19 February 2019 10:00Coffee in the Lounge
  • 20 February 2019 10:00Coffee in the Lounge
  • 20 February 2019 14:00Ladies Badminton
  • 22 February 2019 12:00Friday Lunch
  • 22 February 2019 13:00Food for Thought
  • 22 February 2019 22:00Badminton Club
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