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September 2019

Autumn Studies – The Life of Elisha

30 September 2019 at 4:00 pm - 4 October 2019 at 11:30 am

Swedenborg believed that the Bible should be read as a multi-layered description of the spiritual realities within us and in the world beyond. In this relaxed and friendly few days together we will be looking at the whole life of Elisha as related in the Book of Kings, and whose name first occurs in the command given to Elijah to anoint him as his successor. Working from the text we will examine Elisha’s life in the light of Swedenborg’s writings – to see…

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October 2019

Sunday Service

6 October 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

14 October 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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The New Church Historical Society

15 October 2019 at 4:00 pm - 17 October 2019 at 2:00 pm

There will be talks, some with the use of the projector on New Church history on Tuesday evening, Wednesday and Thursday morning. There will be displays in The Hive, The Hall and The Library if available. Standard / en-suite single / en-suite adapted – full board £108. En-suite twin full board £108 per person – please indicate on your booking form who you are sharing with. Dormitory full board – £88. Donations in addition to the above rates would be…

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Candlelit Taizé Service

17 October 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 reflective evening service. The aim is to provide a time to pause and find a point of stillness in this beautiful form of worship. The Taizé chants are simple to learn and we will use recorded music as accompaniment to provide the melody and to give us confidence in our singing. You don’t need to have singing experience as the…

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November 2019

November Family Weekend

1 November 2019 at 4:00 pm - 3 November 2019 at 2:30 pm

This is a warm and friendly weekend aimed at families with children aged 0-16 and designed to allow all attending to meet old friends and make new ones. During the morning adults and children are led in separate sessions learning and creating with experienced leaders. Saturday afternoon is unstructured allowing for time in the grounds or to join in family activities which vary from year to year. The evenings are a time for all ages to mingle and join in…

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Sunday Service

3 November 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. Our service on 3rd November will…

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Taizé Style Music Weekend

8 November 2019 at 6:30 pm - 10 November 2019 at 2:00 pm

The focus at the Taizé  Community in France, is gathering together three times each day for  prayer.  As people from differing Christian backgrounds and countries are drawn there, they find that the shared experience of singing together in harmony in a prayerful way brings wholeness and unity.  It touches something within the individual at a profound level. Although unable to entirely re-create the atmosphere and surroundings at Taizé, course leader Marion wishes to share some of her experience of staying…

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’12 Rules for Life’ Discussion Group

11 November 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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Bread Church Weekend

22 November 2019 at 4:00 pm - 24 November 2019 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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