Here is a list of other websites that have associations with our Church or are aligned with our outlook.
Feed the Minds is a UK based international development charity with 50 years of experience delivering education projects in some of the world’s poorest communities. We enable people to transform their lives by acquiring skills and independence.
from the Feed the Minds website
The Progressive Christianity Network Britain (A Registered Charity No 1102164) works to promote and support open and contemporary Christian understanding. We provide a network of local groups across the country, publish a radical quarterly newsletter, and organise regular conferences and events. Members come from all denominations and none, and we enjoy links with other progressive Christian movements around the world.
From the Progressive Christianity website
Everyone is equal in the sight of God. Yet we live in a world where poverty still persists. Poverty is an outrage against humanity. It robs people of their dignity and lets injustice thrive. But together we have the power to transform lives.
For over 70 years, we’ve been standing with the poorest of our neighbours. We work in 37 countries, with people of all faiths and none, to stand up for dignity, equality and justice.
Together we can create a world where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. Our voices and actions are stronger together. And with your help, we can make an even bigger difference.
From the Christian Aid website
Fairtrade is a simple way to make a difference to the lives of the people who grow the things we love. We do this by making trade fair.
Fairtrade is unique. We work with businesses, consumers and campaigners. Farmers and workers have an equal say in everything we do. Empowerment is at the core of who we are.
We have a vision: a world in which all producers can enjoy secure and sustainable livelihoods, fulfil their potential and decide on their future.
Our mission is to connect disadvantaged farmers and workers with consumers, promote fairer trading conditions and empower farmers and workers to combat poverty, strengthen their position and take more control over their lives.
from the Fairtrade Website
Who we are
The URC is a family of Christians who meet in local churches across England, Scotland and Wales, part of the worldwide family of Reformed Churches, a group of more than 70 million Christians.
The URC has around 47,000 members in about 1,300 congregations with more than 600 ministers. More than 60,000 people worship in our churches each week, and many more take part in the weekday activities of the churches.
From the United Reformed Church website
From South London to Kent to parts of Surrey and Sussex, whether coastal or country, urban or suburban we are God’s people in 160 local congregations committed to supporting and resourcing one another to be faithful followers of Jesus Christ. Together, we seek to be Christ’s people, transformed by the gospel, committed to making a difference to the world’s kingdoms as we live Christ’s kingdom.
We are on a journey into new ways of being the Church in our ever-changing world. We believe that the task of the church is to pray, love and live in such as way as to become Christ those around us, and when we do, we will see it transformed bringing love, joy, peace and hope. That is our prayer for you as you discover more about who we are and what we do.
from the Southern Synod website
Purley Food Hub was set up in January 2013 by the 12 churches of Purley & Kenley Churches Together. We became a registered charity with elected Trustees in 2014.
Who we help
We help people in crisis who are without food. Our clients may have become unemployed, are suffering illness or had a sudden, unexpected change in their circumstances at home. They may have had their benefits stopped and are going through the appeal process. A series of events coming together may have left them unable to buy food for their basic needs.
From the Purley Food Hub website
The aim of the Centre is to provide an environment where the following objectives of the PYP can flourish:
To create a trusting relationship with young people so that they can recognise their own worth and the contribution they can make to the life and welfare of the community in Purley and the wider society.
To assist young people in meeting the pressures, challenges and temptations of a modern and fragmented society and forming their own moral standards and defences.
To assist young people in channelling their energies and enthusiasm in healthy pursuits.
Most of these activities are run after school so the Centre is available to hire during the day for community/health-based activities.
The centre has a small hall, (The Alistair Black Room), a large sports hall, a social bar area, a kitchen, a counselling room, an office, & toilets. It is on the first floor at the rear of Purley United Reformed Church.
There is a lift which is about to be replaced to conform with 2016 regulations. We are close to all amenities being on the Brighton Road, there is easy access by public transport and a car part next door there is also limited parking that can be arranged for hirers on the church site.
Managed by: Purley Youth Project (PYP) Registered Charity No: 802295.
“There is no longer Jew or Gentile, slave or free, male and female. For you are all one in Christ Jesus” Galatians 3:28
Churches Together in Purley & Kenley is a group of thirteen churches in the south of Croydon who work, worship and proclaim the Gospel together, seeking new ways to deepen our communion with Christ and with one another. Our activities are coordinated by a team of volunteers from our constituent churches and partner organisations.
From the Purley and Kenley Churches Together Website