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December 2019

Sunday Service

1 December 2019 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

All are welcome to join our service of worship. Purley is a New Church and established upon the theological writings of Emanuel Swedenborg, the service of worship will therefore include ideas from Swedenborg concerning the symbolic aspect of the Bible – called its inner “spiritual sense”. This allows for a deeper understanding of scripture and a means to apply what has been apprehended to one’s own life. Worship is led by Rev. Alison Southcombe. After the service, there is the…

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’12 Rules for Life’ Discussion Group

9 December 2019 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

At Purley Chase Centre we have launched a discussion group based on ideas found in Jordan Peterson’s NY Times bestselling book ‘12 Rules for Life.’ In ’12 Rules for Life,’ Peterson has written a guide for people to intelligently navigate through life. What is particularly interesting about the ‘rules’ is that Peterson draws on scriptural references and actively calls on the reader to create an ethical framework for their life – to embrace the opportunity to take responsibility and in…

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Christmas Carol Service

13 December 2019 at 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

All are welcome to join the evening Christmas Carol Service at Purley Chase and enjoy a programme of carols, readings and music. After the service a home-made buffet will be served in the dining room and there will be an opportunity to sit by the log fire with a glass of something festive! To give us an idea of numbers for catering please give Purley a ring on 01827 712 370 if you would like to join us. We do…

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Christmas Candlelit Taizé Service

20 December 2019 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Taizé worship is based on simple repetitive chants which creates a beautiful meditative atmosphere. Everyone is welcome to join our special Christmas Taizé service. The aim is to provide a time to pause and find a point of stillness in this beautiful form of worship at this busy time of year.  This is a chance to reflect on the beauty of the Christmas message. The Taizé chants are simple to learn and we will use recorded music as accompaniment to provide…

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February 20202020

Angelic Ray Healing

7th February 2020 at 4:00 pm - 9th February 2020 at 2:00 pm

The idea of angels and archangels as intermediaries between the highest heaven and man can be found in all cultures and these beings touch all spiritual paths. Angels can be seen as active, creative intelligences ever expressing the One Will which we can call God, or express as the Source of all that is. This weekend workshop is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the healing realm of the angelic rays and how to apply their teaching, healing wisdom, light…

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At the Heart of Compassion

14th February 2020 at 4:00 pm - 16th February 2020 at 2:00 pm

Compassion is a rare quality in our world. It arises when we are moved by another’s plight, and out of love, we find understanding and empathy. Can we find the same compassion towards ourselves when we fail, or fall short of our expectations and need forgiveness? Compassion towards others and towards ourselves are interlinked. In being compassionate towards ourselves we then show compassion to others. Yet in both cases compassion is rooted in and flows from the compassionate and unconditional…

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Bread Church Weekend

28th February 2020 at 4:00 pm - 1st March 2020 at 2:30 pm

Bread church originated in Liverpool some 18 years ago when a group of people founded a church in an upper room above a bookshop with bread making at the heart of its mission in the city. Bread Church is a form of fellowship and worship where people come together to make bread and enjoy a shared meal that all have contributed towards. Our weekend will include a mix of communal bread and scone making along with Bible study where we…

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April 2020

Begin a New Life – New Church Study Weekend

24th April 2020 at 4:00 pm - 26th April 2020 at 2:00 pm

Swedenborg’s view is that the Bible tells us that we all have areas of improvement to make if we are to enter heavenly peace in this life, and especially in the life to come.  We need to begin the process in this life in the everyday world.  The standards we need, against which to compare ourselves are given in the Bible itself. During this weekend we shall be using an excellent course on the subject called “Begin a New Life”…

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May 2020

Sacred Dance – Dancing for Peace

8th May 2020 at 4:00 pm - 10th May 2020 at 2:00 pm

On the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe, we will join together in a circle and dance for peace.  Using a wide range of music and fairly simple steps we will dance for peace in our World and of course for peace in our own hearts and minds.  “World peace begins with inner peace” Dalai Lama.  Our hope is that by the end of the weekend we will feel balanced, whole, loved and at…

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May Family Weekend

22nd May 2020 at 4:00 pm - 25th May 2020 at 2:00 pm

A weekend for families of all shapes and sizes especially for those with children aged 0-16.  Whilst the adults are discussing various spiritual concepts and ideas in the morning sessions, the children and young people will be learning and having fun in groups led by experienced leaders. the afternoons are free but plenty of events will be taking place to join in with such as treasure hunts, wide games, orienteering, walks and trips to local attractions.  The evenings are another…

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