Covid 19 - Current Status - PURC

In compliance with Government regulations, the church premises are presently closed for all forms of worship.  We hope to resume services as soon as regulations allow, and it is safe to do so.

The members of the congregation continue contact and worship by remote links such that congregation life continues and we remain together in spirit.

The church continues to reach out to the community, including the continuation of the Food Hub as an essential community service.  As soon as it is safe to do so we will welcome back all those community groups we have associations with.

While our building may be temporarily darkened, our faith is not.

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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.

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Where to find us

Worship Song - Harvest For The World by the Isley Brothers

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

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