Messy Church: Saturday September 2nd at 10 am to Noon in the Carter Room. Come along and make a mess!   For children up to the age of eleven.

Sunday 3rd September
11 am Sung Communion - Rev’d Len Abrams
This is Len’s last Service at SS and
is followed by a Bring and Share Lunch in St Mark’s Hall

Sunday 10th September
6 pm  Rev’d Len Abram’s Inauguration is at  All Saints Church South Merstham, Battlebridge Lane, RH1 3HA
Merstham. Refreshments will be served after the service

The Autumn Fair is due to be held on Saturday 7th October. Please support this Charity Fund Raiser by donating Bottles, Bric a Brac, Gifts, books, CD’s, Vinyl, Chocolate, for sale at this event. Please leave at the back of church.
Autumn Fair Planning Meeting 8pm in the Carter Room on Tuesday 5th September. All Welcome come and share your ideas !

LET’S MAKE IT THE BIGGEST COFFEE MORNING EVER – Friday 15th September in the Carter Room, for the
MACMILLAN CANCER charity. 10 until 12 noon

Seeking Simplicity Saturday 16th September 10.30 am t0 3 pm St James Church. See poster at rear of church

Words of Life Saturday 30th September Sanderstead Methodist Church 10.30 am to 12.30mpm - see poster

Night Shelter Training day on Saturday the 14th October. (Not the 21st) at St. Mary’s Church Addington Village
9.15 for start. Finish by

Scouts PLACES AVAILABLE NOW. All I 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 or Dad during the meeting. Or alternatively, please refer them to and click on “joining us”.

Volunteers needed for Purley Food Hub. The local food bank run by Purley & Kenley Churches Together, 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!

We thank you so much for your generosity – you have helped us provide over 75,000 since we opened in January

.News from your Scout Group - 25th Purley (St. Mark’s)
Beaver, Cub & Scout places available September – visit our web site - “Joining Us”
There will be a few places available in the Colony, Pack and Troop from September as young people move on to the next section. If you know a young person keen to join us and take part in amazing weekly meetings and camps, please refer their parents to the “Joining Us” button on our web site.
Come and join our Leader Teams – fun, laughter and new skills guaranteed!
We would welcome some additional adult help at meetings AND also some admin support in the Autumn. Interested in finding out more? Chat to us in September or give me a ring!
Please “Adopt a Name” - St. Mark’s World War 1 Memorial Project
We have just 11 names left to “adopt” and so if you or your family would like to get involved, please e mail Alex Beal, our Chair, NOW:- Thank you to those who have already adopted a name. We are encouraging everyone to complete their research by the 31st August 2017 so that we can review all the projects and produce a final document ready for presentation on Remembrance Sunday 12th November 2017. As well as researching the history of the name, please try and trace their descendants so that we can invite them to a special service at St. Mark’s in 2018.
Woodcote Green, Green Fingered Scheme Vouchers
All donations of vouchers gratefully received - they can be left at the back of the church for us.
McKinnon. E mail:


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 for more information or if would like to come along initially as a visitor.  Examples of member’s work can be found at