Welcome

"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 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.

 

What's On

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Renew Wellbeing Cafés have just celebrated their 5th anniversary!  Our Renew 23 Café opened in January 2018 at Purley Baptist Church and welcomes 15-20 people through the Foyer doors each week on Thursdays 10am-2pm. We provide a safe place where its ok not to be ok. There's refreshments and lunch, crafts, chat and an increasingly popular prayer area. Simply come along.

PS: To date, we have consumed 200 homemade cakes - are you able to join the cake-baking rota? If so, please speak to Helen Harris at PBC or contact the Church Office to get involved.

 

Who We Are

"Those who are the greatest among you should take the lowest rank, and the leader should be like a servant."
Luke 22:26

Click/tap on a picture below to go to that church's own website.

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montpelier Montpelier Purley ollbc Old Lodge Lane Purley pbc Purley Baptist
purleyurc Purley URC stjames St James' Riddlesdown stjohnthebaptist St John the Baptist Purley
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Grace Vineyard Purley
  st barnabas 300 The Hayes Church Kenley  
 

What We Do

"Share your food with the hungry and provide the poor wanderer with shelter."
Isaiah 58:7 

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Purley Food Hub

Based at Purley United Reformed Church, the Food Hub has met an ever-increasing need since it was set up by Churches Together in Purley & Kenley in 2013. Clients are referred by local partner agencies and are given food for three meals a day, for three days, for each family member.
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CAP Croydon South

Churches Together support provision of CAP services in our local area which provide free practical support for people struggling with debt and poverty. Local CAP services include a Money Course, a Job Club, Debt Advice & Support and a new Life Skills group.
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Night Shelter

We are among over 30 local churches involved in the Croydon Churches Floating Shelter, which offers homeless people a friendly welcome through the winter, with a hot meal and a bed for the night, plus breakfast and a packed lunch. Free warm clothing is also provided.
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Town Chaplaincy

This project seeks to support the people who work in the local shops, offices and businesses in Purley. The chaplaincy team wear purple fleeces and make fortnightly visits to the community and are ready to talk with anyone, to provide care and give help where possible.
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Easter Events

Easter is the main focus of the Christian life, a time when we remember the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Services take place at the various churches and on Good Friday we join in a Walk of Witness through the town followed by a short service outside Tesco.
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Christmas Specials

Before Covid, each year we distributed hampers and toys to families who would otherwise go without via our 'Christmas Lunch on Jesus' and 'Toys for Joy' projects. In 2020 we successfully introduced a new system of shopping vouchers for families and fundraising for children’s centres.

 

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Other Events

The churches join together for various other events during the year including the annual Scones and Songs of Praise celebration, as well as quiz nights, concerts and other fundraisers and social events. Joint worship and outreach events also keep us busy.

 

Where To Find Us