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November 2018

18+ Weekend

16 November 2018 at 5:30 pm - 18 November 2018 at 2:30 pm

A weekend for young adults at Purley Chase. This weekend will be led by Jenny Jones, Rev Alison Southcombe and Lee Differ.  We will be looking at stories from the Bible using “correspondences” as a tool. There will also be plenty of free time to relax. The cost of the event will be £40 with donations welcome.

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December 2018

Christmas Carol Service

7 December 2018 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 traditional and contemporary 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…

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Candlelit Taizé Service for Christmas

14 December 2018 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Taizé worship focusses on simple repetitive chants which creates a beautiful meditative atmosphere. Everyone is welcome to join us at this reflective service in the run up to Christmas, my aim is to provide a time to pause and allow people to find a point of stillness in this beautiful form of worship during what can be a very busy time of the year. The Taizé chants are simple to learn and we will use recorded music as accompaniment to…

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February 20192019

18+ Weekend

8th February 2019 at 4:00 pm - 10th February 2019 at 2:30 pm

A weekend for young adults at Purley Chase. This weekend will be led by Jenny Jones and Rev Alison Southcombe.  We will be looking at the Tower of Babel as our starting point for discussions and activities and finding out what this story of a monumental building project and muddled languages says to us today. As well as discussion groups and team activities there will also be plenty of free time to relax. The cost of the event will be…

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Spiritual Health and Well-being – linking the universal and individual

8th February 2019 at 5:00 pm - 10th February 2019 at 2:30 pm

Do you experience times of connection to something larger than yourself and yet at others feel isolated and fragmented? Both of these extremes appear to be part of the human condition. If we look at how the world of nature operates we can see that each creature or organism is part of an ecosystem, each playing its part in the whole and how it functions. Are we a part of a spiritual ecosystem in which we can choose to play…

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March 2019

Painting the Messengers of God – Creating Angelic Art

8th March 2019 at 4:00 pm - 10th March 2019 at 2:30 pm

Angels appear in the sacred books of many faiths and the Bible contains some of the most wonderful descriptions of these beings.  In this weekend painting workshop we will try and capture the essence of angels in a piece of our own artwork. On the twenty-fourth day of the first month, as I was standing on the bank of the great river, the Tigris, I looked up and there before me was a man dressed in linen, with a belt of…

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Sing in the Spring

22nd March 2019 at 4:00 pm - 24th March 2019 at 3:00 pm

An a acappella singing workshop, open to anyone and featuring a variety of songs both sacred and secular from Britain and from around the world. All songs will be taught by ear. Costs: £125 en-suite & £105 standard including all meals. To contact the leader for further information (not for booking) please email: jane@songshops.co.uk For more information about Jane’s singing workshops: https://naturalvoice.net/practitioner/janeread  

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Spring Rally

29th March 2019 at 4:00 pm - 31st March 2019 at 2:30 pm

This weekend is for young people in Year 8 and above. Our theme is “Spiritual Survival.”  We will be spending the Saturday morning learning how to survive in the woodland surrounding Purley with a survival expert and will then consider our own spiritual survival in the afternoon. We will be free to enjoy games, quizzes and each other’s company during the evenings. Deposit £40.  As this charge does not cover costs we welcome donations which can be paid by Gift…

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April 2019

Created Anew

12th April 2019 at 4:00 pm - 14th April 2019 at 2:30 pm

Swedenborg’s view is that the Bible tells us that no-one is perfect and we need to undergo changes at the level of our understanding and also our heart or will.  We need to begin this process in our physical life in the world here and now. We shall be exploring practical ways of approaching what Swedenborg would call regeneration. Alongside what we will be doing, we may also dip into an excellent course on the same subject called “Begin a…

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May 2019

Sacred Dance – the Elements of Earth, Water, Air, Fire and Spirit

10th May 2019 at 4:00 pm - 12th May 2019 at 3:00 pm

Using a wide range of music and fairly simple steps we will explore the 5 elements of earth, water, air, fire and spirit. We will experience a range of dances from very grounding earthy ones to the more ethereal; contemplating our connection to the elements and what they correspond to in our own inner lives.  Our hope is that by the end of the weekend we will feel balanced, whole, loved and at peace. We aim to create a friendly…

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