On Saturday 21st April there will be a Café Concert at 7 pm at Christchurch to raise funds for Christian Aid. Tickets can be ordered from Hazel Collis

POST are having a Quiz night on Saturday 28th April 6.45pm for 7 pm start in the St Swithun's Church Hall. Food and soft drinks provided. Please bring your own wine. Tickets cost £12 and can be obtained from Val Haywood.

Messy Church Saturday May 5th  10am to Noon in the Carter Room.

Plant Sale on Sunday May 13th in the Church Hall 9am to 12.30 pm.

Thy Kingdom Come This ecumenical initiative of prayer for the Mission of the Church will be taking place between Ascension Day and Pentecost (10-20/ May). There will be a Deanery Service at 6.30pm on Sunday 13th  May in St. John’s, Old Coulsdon. Archbishop Justin's message on www.thykingdomcome.global.

NINEBARROW CONCERT –SATURDAY 26TH MAY at 7.00pm at St. Mark’s
in aid of Church Organ Appeal – do take a leaflet from the back of the church and join us for a great evening of Folk Mus
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PURLEY FOOD HUB.Volunteers needed for the local food bank run by Purley & Kenley Churches Together. The Hub has provided over 34,000 meals to people in crisis since it opened two years ago. The organizers are currently seeking more volunteers to join the 120-strong team to fill the following key roles: Volunteers are needed to: 

- sort food and refill shelves at our food distribution centre one evening a week.

- help collect food at local supermarkets, one hour a month.

- oversee the recruitment of new volunteers.

If you can help with any of these, please phone 07546 635295 or email purleyfoodhub@gmail.com. Thank you

News from your Scout Group - 25th Purley (St. Mark’s)
Purley Swimathon
Our team swam 111 lengths in 55 minutes. We are so proud of them all.
It’s not too late to sponsor them - the link to MYDONATE page is:- https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/fionakinnaird2
Every penny raised will be going to support "Daisy", the horse that we are sponsoring at The Diamond Centre for Disabled Riders.
We’re collecting Woodcote Green, Green Fingered Scheme Vouchers!
Our aim is to construct a small garden along the front of the scout hut later on this year.
Next time you visit, please do consider donating the vouchers to us.
St. Mark’s World War 1 Memorial Project – “Adopt a Name”
This is your last chance to support this wonderful project. We have just a few names left to “adopt” and so if your family would like to get involved, please email Alex Beal, our Chairman:- aajjbb@hotmail.co.uk We are encouraging everyone to complete their research by May 2018.
As well as researching the history of the name, families are asked to try and trace their descendants so that we can invite them to a special service at St. Mark’s on Sunday 25th November 2018 at 3pm.
Bring a friend!
If your child has a friend who would love to join Beavers, Cubs or Scouts, please invite them along to a free taster evening. All we need is an e mail by the Monday beforehand, confirming their name, dob, any medical conditions / allergies / special help / support needed and a contact number for Mum / Dad.
McKinnon.
www.25thpurley.org.uk E mail: bk25thcubs-2007@yahoo.co.uk