Partnership Peace Prayer 2015

International Partnership Peace Prayer 2015 Used in the Partnership churches on Partnership Sunday, 6th September 2015. This common prayer for peace recalls the outbreak of the Second World War 0n 1 September 1939 and unites us with our partner congregations in Hartford, Purley, Ostrava and Dessau. (1) ‘Blessed are the peacemakers’ says Jesus Christ. Gracious […]

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Participating Churches

Our International Church Partnership Our International Church Partnership is a group of local churches of the reformed tradition who are linked through bonds of faith and friendship. Currently five churches are involved; Czech Republic – Českobratrské církve evangelické, Ostrava – (Church of the Czech Brethren) Germany – Petruskirche, Dessau (Evangelische Landeskirche Anhalts) Germany – Gedächtniskirche, […]

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Our News

Partnership News <News from the news link should go directly here> Our Next Conference From 29 July to 6 August 2016 it will be the turn of our friends in the Českobratrské církve evangelické, Ostrava (Czech Republic) to host the 16th International Partnership Conference. These conferences take place every third year, usually during the school […]

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Our Partnership – ‘What is it?’

What is the Partnership? Since the mid-1960s, the Partnership has had a special significance in Purley URC, because it provides opportunities for members and friends of the congregation to learn at first-hand about the lives of fellow-Christians in other countries and to understand more about the challenges that they face in their local situations – […]

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Maintaining our Partnership links

How is the Partnership maintained? The format was developed at quite an early stage and has remained fairly constant for about 20 years. Every year, two Sundays are set aside in the calendars of all the congregations to mark the Partnership in a special way during our regular services, with each congregation taking it in […]

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Partnership News

News from Dessau – reported in Folkweave – our weekly newsletter – 12 July 2014 This weekend the congregation of the Petruskirche, our partner church in Dessau, Germany will formally be saying farewell to their minister, Revd Gisela Seifert, who is leaving the congregation after 15 years to take up a full-time teaching position. Representatives from […]

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