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Reedham Trust Platinum Jubilee Community Fun Day

2nd June 2022, 12-5pm. St Nicholas’ School playing fields, Old Lodge Lane/Reedham Drive, Purley, CR8 4DJ.

To celebrate the Platinum Jubilee and in honour of our Patron, Her Majesty the Queen, Reedham Children’s Trust are hosting a community fun day on the 2nd June 2022.

More details  here

Church appoints Mallett as first woman Bishop of Croydon

The Bishop of Croydon is, for the first time, to be a woman, after it was announced this morning that the Queen has approved the appointment of the Venerable Dr Rosemarie Mallett.

Deacon beacon: Dr Rosemarie Mallett, the new Bishop of Croydon

Dr Mallett has been an Archdeacon in Croydon for the past two years.
She succeeds the Rt Revd Jonathan Clark, who left the Diocese in March. 
Read more here

Inside Croydon feature on Rosemarie Mallet here

New Archdeacon of Croydon
The Revd Greg Prior is to replace the Venerable Dr Rosemarie Mallett, announced today as the Bishop of Croydon Designate, as Archdeacon of Croydon.

Greg became Vicar of All Saints with Holy Trinity, Wandsworth, a two-church parish, in September 2004 and has seen it transformed into a growing, vibrant and culturally diverse Christian community, representing more than 14 different nationalities.  More here

Dear Friends in Christ,
As we promised in January, the churchwardens of both churches and I have met to review our worship services and to plan a way forward for the next few months. In particular, we have looked at the services that we offer online only and the way in which we offer communion.

Service Patterns
We propose trying the following service pattern from May until a review in July:
8am Every Sunday will be at All Saints, following the Book of Common Prayer
10am 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month will be at All Saints
10am 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month will be at St Barnabas
10am 5th Sundays will vary as we explore different styles and ways of worshipping

Wherever possible, we will continue to livestream the 10am services via YouTube and, as always, huge amount of thanks to Robin and Steve who run the technology for us. As many of you know this is a stressful task, but one that allows many of us to join in weekly worship.

We will be adding two additional services:
May 10th and every TUESDAY at 11am a Zoom-only Eucharist following Common Worship and the readings for the previous Sunday. Access will be via our existing Zoom link.

May 11th and every WEDNESDAY at 11am A service of Holy Communion following the Book of Common Prayer at All Saints with refreshments in the hall before AND after The future of these last two services will be reviewed in July.

We will be continuing to pray together on Facebook from Monday to Friday at 9.30am and 9pm.

Administration of Communion
We will continue to administer Communion in the same way as we have been doing over the last few months. As yet, we have no intention to re-introduce the chalice and have been advised by the COVID Recovery Group that individuals ‘dipping’ their own wafers is the most dangerous approach we can follow.

Annual Parochial Church Meetings
Our APCMs (the annual meetings of the parish and church communities) will be taking place in May. Do please consider whether God might be calling you to join our PCCs as one of those with a key responsibility for shaping our church life here in Purley and Kenley.
May I wish you all a holy and blessed approach to, and celebration of, Easter.
With my love and prayers, Justine

Services for the Easter Season

For the next 50 days we celebrate Easter!

And we're changing our pattern of worship AGAIN! As part of the continuing development of our church services.

Most of our Sunday morning services will also be live-streamed on our YouTube channel. here:

All 8.00am services on Sundays will be at All Saints.


We continue looking at The Lord's Prayer and reflect on contemplative prayer in relation to the events of that first Easter Day.

New pattern of services begins:

NEW: every Tuesday, 11am from 10 May 2022 - ZOOM only service:

Meeting ID: 85032478783

Passcode: 214598

NEW: May 11th and every WEDNESDAY at 11am A service of Holy Communion following the Book of Common Prayer at All Saints with refreshments in the hall before AND after The future of these last two services will be reviewed in July.


Our final week of reflecting on the subject of prayer.



Christian Aid Week.


An 'off-the-grid' service (no electrical power to be used) with a guest speaker.


A 5th Sunday of the month, so a different kind of service - to be held outside! 

If you are supporting this appeal, please do not donate adult clothes at St Barnabas - the situation has changed.

We are liaising with the Wattendon pub appeal now and their items list is below.  Their chef is Polish with links to a Polish Church.  You are welcome to donate directly to them - and have a pint or two!

Ukraine appeal

Hawkhirst Rd Ykraine

Praying for the people of Ukraine <LINK>ukrainan flag

Bishop Jonathan's farewell sermon <link>Jonathan Clark Easter

Stuart Cheesman (right) with County CommissionerStuart Cheesman

Stuart Cheesman, ‘Silver Wolf’
Stuart Cheesman, a key figure in scouting at St Barnabas for many, many years has received the highest award in scouting – the Silver Wolf.
He was given the award by the County Commissioner Owen Purcell on Saturday, 5th February.
But he wasn’t the only St Barnabas scouter honoured.  Also receiving awards from the County Commissioner at Hampton Court Palace were Stuart England and Stella Davies.
Stella received The Award for Merit in recognition of outstanding, conscientious, imaginative, keen and dedicated service and Stuart England received The Bar to The Award for Merit similarly. 
For the main event, Stuart received The Silver Wolf, a gift of The Chief Scout for service of the most exceptional nature.  The Silver Wolf is the highest accolade made by The Scout Association.  
“This note would be far too long if I attempted to list Stuart's contribution to Scouting and the youth we serve,” writes Stuart England. “As we mark The Queen's Platinum Jubilee it occurs to me that Stuart has been a member of the Scouts for the entirety of the Queen's reign.  Reflecting on the last 10 years or so, Stuart has acted as Beaver Leader and Scout Leader for years when the Group needed temporary leadership; Stuart actively supports the Cubs too. 
“He has been Group Scout Leader and he leads the AGM making it a fun family event.  He is the mainstay of the annual BP Show last held in 2020 literally days before lockdown, it was our 50th and final show and Stuart participated in every one. 
“Stuart's ability to support each section as required has kept our Group running but also he has the flair to find and nurture leaders to hand over to; so that all sections now have leaders and waiting lists to join.

Scout awards 2022

Stuart (left) with Stella and Stuart England

We're monitoring the situation day by day to keep us all safe, so please keep checking this website and our Facebook page if you're a member... 

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You are invited to World Day of Prayer on 4th March
World Day of prayer, a women led, global, ecumenical movement is holding a service in Purley on Friday 4th March and you are invited.
The service is at 2:00pm at St John the Baptist Church, 48 Dale Rd, Purley CR8 2EF

The service celebrates diversity and the contribution made to our countries by the many groups and individuals who have made their home here. We use our Bible text “I know the plans I have for you” from Jeremiah to reflect on some of the issues facing us today: poverty, domestic abuse and disability, finding hope in difficult situations and encouragement in the help we can give to each other.
World Day of Prayer is an international ecumenical organisation which enables women all over the world to share the ideas and concerns of the writing country.  The service outline, created by the writing country, is distributed to the rest of the world, along with a Bible reflection, country background and children’s and - for the first time - young people’s activities.

Services will take place beginning in Samoa, moving on through New Zealand and Australia, across Asia, Africa and Europe and finally the United States and South America before finishing in American Samoa.

Across England, Wales and Northern Ireland services will take place in large urban centres, such as Central Hall Westminster, and in remote village churches. We will use modern technology to reach those unable to access a service but hope to be able to extend a welcome and hospitality once released from lockdown. For further information and resources, together with details of services in your area, see the WDP website

Hymns- Download

The Hub at Kenley Memorial Hall
Every Thursday in term-time from 1.00pm to 2.15pm at Kenley Memorial Hall. The suggested donation is £1.
This Church-run activity offers a place for adults in the community who are caring for children under 5 years to meet and chat over a hot drink and a light lunch whilst their children play safely in the space provided. It's COVID-safe too.

The Hub on the Hill at St Barnabas Church Hall

Every Tuesday in term-time from 1.00pm to 2.15pm at St Barnabas church hall.  The suggested donation is £1. 
This Church-run activity offers a place for adults in the community who are caring for children under 5 years to meet and chat over a hot drink and a light lunch whilst their children play safely in the space provided. It's COVID-safe too.

Hub on the Hill

Pastoral Principles for living well together Click here

Purley Food Hub

Latest news about the Food Hub is available at and on Facebook and Twitter. 

News from All Saints APCM on 9 May.

At the meeting the following appointments were made.
Michael Stock and David Shepherd were appointed as Churchwardens.
Alison Bicknell and Felicity Jones were appointed as new lay reps to the PCC.
Those continuing on the PCC are Nicki Howe, Clair Kellaway and Julia van der Vord, who are also Deanery Synod reps, and Gerald Bodmer, Andrea Gostick, Ann Jones, Charmian Preston, and Ros Shepherd.
David Paterson was reappointed as Independent Examiner.
After the meeting Peter Bedwell was co-opted onto the PCC to act as Secretary, and Andrea Gostick was reappointed as Treasurer.

Please share your views with your representatives and pray for them in their work.

Sunday Services on YouTube

We have created an All Saints and St Barnabas YouTube Channel. if you are unable to join the Zoom service on a Sunday, you can watch the service live or at a later date on YouTube.
To see the recordings, do one of these:
• go straight to the Channel by clicking this link 
• on a Windows or Mac computer, open a browser and go to then search for All Saints
Kenley, or St Barnabas Purley
• on a Tablet, Smart Phone or Smart TV, open the YouTube app then search for All Saints Kenley, or St
Barnabas Purley. You may need to download the YouTube app from the Play Store or AppStore.
If you have a Google account, you can SUBSCRIBE to the Channel by clicking the red button 

Have you a request for prayer?
We're now offering a place (for people, with or without a faith, whoever they are and whatever their circumstances) to ask for prayer.
Please let your friends and family know this exists and use this yourselves
too, if you'd like to.
Is there someone or something you'd like us to pray for? Go to our Prayer
Requests webpage: HERE

or use this QR code to take you there to send your request.

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.

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

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