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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 well used centre for the community activity and we seek to be responsive to change in our society and to take seriously the needs of all.

We have a strong commitment to work with other churches in the area and are members of Purley and Kenley Churches Together.

We aim to be a community where people can journey together and explore faith issues in an open and non-judgmental environment.  We have links with churches in Germany, USA the Czech Republic and Northern Ireland through our long standing international Partnership.

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

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Where to find us

Worship Song - Matt Mather - Glory ( Let there be Peace )

Our Featured Post

Easter Activity Day 2020

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:

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

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

  • 28 February 2020 12:00Food for Thought
  • 28 February 2020 13:00Friday Lunch
  • 28 February 2020 20:00Badminton Club
  • 29 February 2020 10:00Junior Badminton
  • 29 February 2020 10:00Book Fair (Feed the Minds)
  • 29 February 2020 10:00Coffee in the Lounge
  • 02 March 2020 20:00Badminton Club
  • 03 March 2020 10:00Coffee in the Lounge
  • 04 March 2020 10:00Coffee in the Lounge
  • 04 March 2020 14:00Ladies Badminton
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