MESSY CHURCH: Saturday March 3rd 10 am to Noon Come along and make a mess! For children up to the age of eleven.

CCFS Croydon Churches Floating Shelter Fridays 16th Feb-Friday 23rd March in SS Church Hall. Please look at the at the updated Rota at the rear of church, we need people to provide desserts, sleep overnight, main meals, sandwich makers, have a look and think what you can contribute as the weeks go by !

PARISH OFFICE – will be closed until Tuesday 27th February.

WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER Service is on Friday March 2nd at 10-30am until 11-30am at the United Reformed Church, Purley. The service this year has been prepared by the Christian women of Suriname. It is a lovely service and is open to everyone so do please try and join us. Refreshments will be served after the service.

Mothering Sunday March 11th will be 11 am Family Morning Praise Service where flowers will be presented to people special to us.

Easter Crafts and Eggstravaganza Saturday March 31st from 10 am to Noon and will include completion of the Easter Garden. This is instead of the April Messy Church. Contact Fiona Weaver to Book a place.

APCM will be at 3pm on Sunday 15th April in the Church followed by tea and biscuits in the Carter Room.

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 Thank you!

News from your Scout Group - 25th Purley (St. Mark’s)
the Adventure! We offer young people fun and challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure and the chance to help others. Scouting helps young people to reach their full potential. We welcome boys and girls from the age of 5.75+ for Beavers, 7.5+ for Cubs and 10.5+ for Scouts and meet in The Scout Hut, behind the Church Hall.
Beavers Tuesday 5.30pm to 6.30pm Cubs Tuesday 6.45pm to 8.15pm Scouts Wednesday 7.30pm to 9pm
We have two places available in each of our three Sections NOW!
To find out more and enjoy a free taster evening, visit our web site at and click on “joining us” or email Barbara at
Please “Adopt a Name” - St. Mark’s World War 1 Memorial Project
An ideal project for parishioners for long dark Winter evenings! If your family would like to get involved, please e mail Alex Beal, our Chair, NOW:- We are encouraging everyone to complete their research by the Spring so you still have plenty of time to take part in this very important project. 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. Please keep the date free and support this special service.
“Magpie”, Jo Greenslade, would welcome some additional adult help for Beavers aged from 5.75 to 8 – boys AND girls. Interested in finding out more? Give me a ring!

For updates and in case of adverse weather, visit the 25th Purley web site for latest news at
from friends and supporters is always much appreciated on the Friday evening from 6pm til 9pm; Saturday morning from 9am to 12 noon for final preparations; 1pm to 3pm selling and from 3pm clearing up. THANK YOU for Supporting the 25th Purley (St. Mark’s) Scout Group. For updates and in case of adverse weather, visit our web site for latest news at
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