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Purley Food Hub latest, see below

Daily prayers on Facebook 
They're all are stored here   dip in!  This is ONLY available to members of the All Saints and St Barnabas Facebook Group.  And you MUST be logged in to view.

The Lord’s Prayer on Facebook – volunteers needed
We are continuing to pause and to join together to say The Lord’s Prayer on Facebook at 1.00pm Monday - Friday. If you would like to join the rota or even to lead just one session please let Nicki Howe know nicki1howe@gmail.com


We're re-opening!
More information and guidance here.  You'll need to book, see below.
Sunday eucharist via Zoom will continue. See here.

Sunday 13th September - 10am

Book here


For those without access to the internet, please call the Parish Office (020 8660 3251) who will be happy to take your booking.

 These will be in addition to our weekly Sunday morning service held via Zoom, and our daily Monday to Friday Morning and Night Prayer, and The Lord’s Prayer at 1pm, held via Facebook.


More information and guidance will follow before we open. If you have any questions, do please feel free to contact the Churchwardens, Justine or Elizabeth.

Latest notices HERE

Croydon’s rich history revealed in Minster’s Open House

Croydon Minster will be part of this year’s Open House London event on September 19, with two events planned.

Many tombs were lost from the churchyard when the Roman Way urban motorway was built 50 years ago

David Morgan, a regular Inside Croydon contributor, will be leading an outdoor walking tour of the Minster’s lost gravestones at 11.30am.

When the church graveyard was cleared in the 1960s to accommodate the building of a dual carriageway, all the gravestones were moved.

Some were placed close to the church building. Others were used as slabs for the pathways in the churchyard.

This outdoor talk includes a walk in the grounds of Croydon Minster searching out hidden gems of the remaining stones to tell the stories of folk buried here and whose names have almost been forgotten.

A Huguenot family and an East India Company trader are featured in the retelling of their tales and the rediscovering of lost history, as are several others which have been meticulously researched by Morgan.

Then, at 1.30pm, there will be a talk about the Croydon Minster building itself.

This seated talk, after which visitors will be able to view the building for themselves, will concentrate on three themes. First, the links with the Archbishopric of Canterbury will be explored: six Archbishops are buried in Croydon Minster.

Secondly, the link between Croydon and America in the 18th Century will be outlined as part of our colonial history. This will include a look at John Singleton Copley, the American artist and Thomas Hutchinson, the last colonial Governor of Massachusetts, both buried here.

Thirdly the examples of structure and fittings that pre-date the 1867 fire and rebuild will be highlighted.

In addition to these two guided talks, visitors are welcome to enter and enjoy the Croydon Minster building. Covid protocols will be in place to ensure the safety of all and there will be volunteers on hand to guide and to answer questions.

For more information, on Open House events, click here.


Yoga and meditation from Dipika
Dipika, who ran yoga classes at St B before lockdown, is now online.  
Here are the latest details of her meditation classes ...

DJ Yoga on Facebook
***NEW ...Learn to meditate course for 5 weeks, 7th of September to the 5th of October. Every Monday 20:15 - 21:15 with a Certified Meditation Teacher.
Online structured course, with weekly home practice.  Recordings of the meditation for the week will be provided. Contact me for further information. ⭐Early bird price is available till the 31st of August. Next course will start end of October


All Saints Kids
All Saints’ Toddlers has sadly had to close its doors.  Read more HERE

Elizabeth Goodridge's reflection on time of Covid here

St Barnabas Recipe Book now online! Browse below


Recipes Wanted for All Saints 150th Anniversary Cookbook Calling all keen bakers and cooks - All Saints Church needs you! As we gear up to celebrate 150 years, we would like to create a special collection of favourite recipes in a book. So, whether it’s an old family recipe, passed down through generations, or a new favourite, we'd love you to share it with us – with full credit. We have some amazing bakers and cooks amongst us. Please send contributions to The Parish Office for compilation: office@saintb.org.uk

Purley Food Hub

Latest food list here 

Donations can be brought any Wednesday or Saturday morning, from 10.00am-12.00noon, to Purley United Reformed Church next to Purley Hospital - to the open door at the far end of the roadway along the left side of the church building.

Meanwhile, some longer-established Food Hub volunteers have been back to see for themselves the new ways of working introduced as a result of the pandemic, with a view to rejoining session rotas from the autumn. To arrange a visit, please email Jean Ludlow at purleyfoodhub@gmail.com.

As always, we thank you for keeping the Food Hub’s volunteers and clients in your thoughts and prayers, while continuing to praise God for His wonderful provision and blessings.

Best wishes, Steve Steve Hunt - Admin Team


Messy Church We may not be running at St Barnabas but you can still join in at home. See here


The Bridge April 2020
Bishop of Southwark's April letter here

Latest issue of The Bridge - click here

Bishop of Croydon's Holy Saturday messsage, on YouTube.

12 April, 2020 - Archbishop of Canterbury's Easter message click here

Purley businesses still operating here
Purley food businesses offering deliveries here

Listen to the choir of St Barnabas from 1970 below, in two recordings (both sides of the LP).  The top link is the first half.  Click the little black triangle to play!


Choir of St B 1970


Choir of St B 19702

Keeping you all in our prayers.

 group sessiChoir of St B 19703on at All Saints tomorrow and until this crisis passes.
In the meantime, do contact us if there is any support we can offer you during these difficult times.
Keeping you all in our prayers.