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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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Worship Song - ' Blinded by Your Grace by The Kingdom Choir '

Our Featured Post

An urgent message from Christian Aid

More than 2 million people have been affected by Cyclone Idai in Malawi, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique. An estimated 80,000 people have been displaced and at least 240 people have been killed. The death toll is rising fast, with over 1,000 predicted lost.

Christian Aid is already on the ground in Malawi and Zimbabwe. In Malawi, over 992,000 have been affected – including more than 75,900 displaced – while in Zimbabwe over 12,000 people have been affected, with at least 200 people reported missing and 98 deaths, according to early estimates.

Homes, schools and health facilities have been demolished, roads have been blocked, and water and sanitation infrastructures have been destroyed, heightening the risk of water-borne diseases. As I write, heavy rains and floods continue to devastate agricultural activities, impacting livelihoods in the long term.

We need to act now. Survivors – especially those in remote areas – are in desperate need of food, water, shelter and medicine.

Christian Aid has joined the rest of the DEC (Disaster Emergency Committee) to raise urgent funds. We’re already coordinating with our local partners on the ground to assess the impact, and identify people’s needs so we can provide much-needed emergency assistance.

Please donate now to this DEC Appeal so we can reach those most affected.

Thank you in advance for your generosity, Nick Guttmann
Head of Humanitarian Division

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

  • 14 December 2019 10:00Coffee in the Lounge
  • 14 December 2019 10:00Book Fair (Feed the Minds)
  • 14 December 2019 10:00Junior Badminton
  • 15 December 2019 10:30Morning Worship - led by Revd Russell Furley-Smith
  • 16 December 2019 20:00Badminton Club
  • 17 December 2019 10:00Coffee in the Lounge
  • 18 December 2019 10:00Coffee in the Lounge
  • 18 December 2019 14:00Ladies Badminton
  • 20 December 2019 13:00Food for Thought
  • 20 December 2019 20:00Badminton Club
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