CHRISTMAS PARCELS from St. Swithun’s. GIFT SUNDAY 26th November. Gifts requested of Christmassy treats, unwrapped presents for all ages, new Bags for Life, chocolate items, family fruitcakes. Money to buy groceriesand supermarket vouchers would be appreciated earlier in November (mark the yellow envelope PARCELS)
Volunteers welcome on 26th from to SORT gifts into age groups to simplify PACKING on Monday 27th, from

MESSY CHURCH: Saturday December 2nd  at 10 am to Noon. Come along and make a mess! For children up to the age of eleven.

Advent Study Groups to which people have been allocated is at the rear of Church. Please look and see which group you are joining, location and times.

ROBES Homeless charity 150 volunteers sleep outdoors in the precincts of Southwark Cathedral, raising money to offer warm beds to South London’s homeless during the winter. The Annual Sleep out will take place on Friday 24th November at Southwark Cathedral. Please Sponsor Rev’d Fiona and Hazel Collis sponsor form at rear of church or go to

CCFS carol singing event in the Whitgift Centre on Saturday 9th December. The churches singing/collecting in the various time slots are as follows: 2-3 pm Purley Male Voice Choir, Emmanuel Church and St Swithun's and St Mark’s Church come and sing or hold a collecting tin. Or at time to suite you.. Last year we raised over £1,000 for the Floating Shelter.

SEELING STILLNESS,16th December, 16th January, See posters and flyers at rear of church .

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)
Please “Adopt a Name” - St. Mark’s World War 1 Memorial Project
We have just 11 names left to “adopt” and we are appealing to those who have not yet adopted a name, to do so. 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 Spring 2018 so you still have plenty of time to take part in this very important project.

There are 4 places available in the Colony and Troop but when they are gone, they are gone!
If you know a young person keen to join us and take part in amazing weekly meetings, activities and camps, please refer their parents to the “Joining Us” button on our web site.
“Magpie”, Jo Greenslade, would welcome some additional adult help at Beavers for young people aged from 5.75 to 8 – boys AND girls. Interested in finding out more? Give me a ring!
McKinnon. E mail: