Church Choir and Music

PURC organ pipes

THE CHOIR

Purley United Reformed Church Choir is a gowned choir.   As part of the worship during Sunday services, it leads the congregation in the hymns and sings anthems whenever possible.  The choir is drawn from members of the congregation but it would welcome anyone into the choir who is interested in church music. 

The choir was formed shortly after the opening of our present Church building in 1905 and over the years gave many concerts.   However, the choir is now small.  It practices before Sunday morning services, although there are extra practises for such services as the Christmas Candlelight Service.

THE ORGAN

The organ is a three manual Willis organ built-in 1924.  Guest organists are welcome, by arrangement, to play the organ during Sunday morning services.  As well as accompanying the hymns and playing voluntaries, the visiting organist would be able to work with the choir.