Our joint Advent Connections Mission in 2016
was a milestone activity in our parish and that of St Mark's. From the 'Sermons' tab above you can reach links to the videos of Bishop Martin's talks given at Mission events.  Thanks to Revd Len Abrams for producing these. 

Safeguarding: The Parish has an active safeguarding policy designed by the Diocese to protect children and vulnerable adults engaging in our activities. 

St Swithun's Church Regular Activities

On Sundays

Details of our Sunday services are found in the Calendar panel of this website.  A selection of sermons is found via the 'Sermons' tab above. During Lent, a study course is available which ties in with sermons delivered. 

Sunday School
A Sunday school for children under 12 is currently in abeyance owing to falling takeup. 

Singing Group
Our singing group generally meets on the 2nd Sunday of the month at 10:15am and augments the singing at the 11am service that day, as well as performing at special services. It is open to all ages and new members are very welcome. 

Extra Services
A Wednesday morning Said Communion service is normally held at 9:30am, 
followed by refreshments. This Service is not held during the month of August. A Celtic style service may be held on the last Sunday of the month at 5pm, with details in the Weekly News Sheet. 

Messy Church
This family activity takes place in the Carter Room usually on the first Saturday morning of the month from 10-12 noon.  Details from Revd Fiona Tel: 020 8668 0063

House Groups 
An afternoon group meets fortnightly on alternate Mondays at 2pm and an evening group meets monthly on the last Thursday evening of each month at 7:30pm.  In addition, a joint group with St Mark's meets monthly, usually on the 3rd Wednesday evening. Further information is available from Rev'd Fiona Tel: 020 8668 0063

Mothers & Toddlers Group

This group is currently in abeyance owing to falling takeup.

The Ladies Circle
Meets fortnightly with a programme of talks, outings and fellowship. For details contact Jill Bingham on 01737-244512.

Table Tennis Club (adults)
This friendly group meets in the Hall on most Monday evenings. For details contact Ivor Hewitt on 020 8660 6907.

See Events Gallery for other one-off activities taking place at St Swithun’s in coming months


THE APERTURE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB OF PURLEY seeks new members. Based at Purley Baptist Church halls, members meet twice a month, usually on the first and third Monday evening, with a programme of talks, demonstrations, outings and assignments. We aim to provide tips and advice for all levels of experience. Contact Paul Sandford on 020-8668-1729 or apvsandford@aol.com for more information or if would like to come along initially as a visitor.  Examples of member’s work can be found at www.apertureclub.org.uk

THE BOURNE SOCIETY - LOCAL HISTORY: The Society offers a wide range of activities.The Bourne Society is a registered charity, and as well as general work on local history it has active special-interest groups in pub history and landscape history. Regular outings, including day tours and an annual ‘Heritage Tour’ are arranged, together with members’ forums, group meetings and other events. A wide range of publications is produced, including the Society’s quarterly journal, Local History Records, which is sent free to all members. For details of activities and membership (only £10 pa) see the website via this link: The Bourne Society  or contact Paul Sandford at St Swithun's