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Cathedral Advent Procession

Southwark Cathedral will be premiering its Advent Procession on Advent Sunday, 29 November at 6pm.

All are welcome to join this special service online to mark the beginning of the season of Advent. The Cathedral Lay Clerks will lead everyone from darkness to light, in the candlelit Cathedral as we celebrate the biblical figures heralding the birth of the Messiah. The service will be available online at this link: should you wish to use it for your own online Advent devotions.Advent Procession

Opening our Churches for prayer on Advent Sunday, 29 November 2020 from 11.30am - 12.30pm
We need your views please! Opening our Churches for prayer on Advent Sunday, 29 November 2020 from 11.30am - 12.30pm
During lockdown our church buildings can be open for prayer and we're proposing this for Advent Sunday if there is enough interest in doing so. You'll be able to go in and sit quietly, light a candle if you wish, and pray.
Please let Justine, Elizabeth or any churchwarden (Gina, Chris or Michael) know if you would like this to happen (email, text or call). Thank you.

The Dean of Southwark, The Very Revd Andrew Nunn,  has written a prayer for the second lockdown which you might wish to use as you pray during this time.

          A prayer for the Second Lockdown

          Lord Jesus,
          who entered the locked room
          and made yourself known to your friends;
          be with us in this lockdown
          that we may be aware of your presence
          and know your blessing upon us.

Sadly the latest Covid news means we have to end our worship in our church buildings.  Again.

Join us for online worship via Zoom on Sundays

Until we can share the Eucharist together in real life we are doing so virtually via Zoom. Our Sunday Worship will take place at 10am, although we'll be open from 9.45. To join in, download the app onto your device, if you haven't already. then click on the Sunday Service link   HERE

Meeting ID: 840 7710 4861, Password: 868832

The hub will once again be running its Christmas Projects although, in common with many things these days, not in the same way as previous years.
Instead of providing Christmas Lunch on Jesus hampers we will be giving Aldi supermarket vouchers to 100 local families in crisis so that they can purchase food for a Christmas meal.
These vouchers cannot be used for alcohol, the lottery or tobacco.
We will not be collecting toys this year but instead will be making a financial donation to local children’s centres for them to spend on the children they care for.
We are looking to raise £7, 500 for these projects so if you would like to contribute please either send a cheque payable to Purley Food Hub with ‘Christmas Projects’ written on the reverse (post to Joanna Walker, Purley Food Hub, c/o Purley Baptist Church, Banstead Road, CR8 3EA) or you can donate online at Please specify ‘Christmas Projects’ in the reference box.
If you have any questions please contact Jean Ludlow on 07546 635295 or email

Scan this QR code below to join our Sunday worship onZoom QR Sunday worship Zoom

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

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 11th October - 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

Church of England - Harvest Festival Service Online
For those unable to attend our Harvest Festival service on
11th October at St Barnabas, or access our Zoom service,
you may wish to join the Church of England’s online service,
at leisure, on YouTube: 
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 and yoga classes ...

Dipika 2

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:

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

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.