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December 2018

Monthly Art Workshop

11 December 2018

We are getting creative at Purley Chase and have set up regular art workshops! No previous painting or drawing experience is needed, just a willingness to get stuck in and enjoy the day with others. Using watercolours, acrylics, charcoal and pastels we will be creating observational and also free-form imaginative images. Examples of subjects we might like to work on: flowers, shells, still life of found objects, landscape, textural ideas, continuous line drawing and weather permitting we can work outside…

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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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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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Cosy Supper and Storytelling Around the Log Fire

15 November 2018 at 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

John Sullivan-Blakeney is a Bard and Storyteller – teller of traditional tales of wonders, tricksters, heroines and heroes! John will be story weaving after we have had our Purley supper. Menu: chilli and rice (vegetarian option available) garlic bread and salad followed by dessert. Tickets £16 per person not including drinks. The bar will be open and we will have on offer a warming winter toddy. Please book in advance in person or by ringing Purley Chase Centre on: 01827…

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October 2018
Adults £104 en-suite & £84 standard Children 5-17years old £40 deposit required. As these charges do not cover the costs we welcome donations.

October Family weekend

26 October 2018 at 4:00 pm - 28 October 2018 at 2:00 pm

This is a friendly weekend aimed at families aged 0-16 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 free to spend time in the grounds or to join in family activities which vary year to year. The evenings are a time for all ages to mingle and join in fun and games together, and weather permitting we hope to have…

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Derby Church Weekend at Purley

5 October 2018 at 4:30 pm - 7 October 2018 at 2:30 pm

A mixture of study, lively discussions, fun and relaxation. Standard / en-suite single / en-suite adapted, full board – £104. En-suite twin £84 – please indicate on your booking form who you are sharing with. Dormitory full board £84.  

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£134 en-suite and £114 standard including all meals.

Art & Craft Weekend

5 October 2018 at 4:00 pm - 7 October 2018 at 2:00 pm

This weekend will be split into three areas; leather work, painting and embroidery.  In each area you will be learning new skills or extending skills that you already have with the help of the leaders.  With their guidance, you will be creating something that you will be able to take home with as a memento from the weekend. Leaders: David Turner has been making custom made leatherwork for just over 50 years. Challenges are many and varied. Putting something back…

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£208 en-suite & £168 standard including all meals.

Autumn Studies: The Joy of the Present Moment

1 October 2018 at 4:00 pm - 5 October 2018 at 11:00 am

How much do you live in the past, longing for what was, lost values – the good old days? Or worrying about the future, family breakdown, social media, divergence between rich and poor, plundering the planet, pensions? Yet the only time we have is this present moment, a precious gift. Do we want to waste it being miserable, complaining, criticising, blaming – or rejoicing in all the good gifts and blessings bestowed on us moment by moment in this wonderful…

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September 2018
£124 en-suite & £104 standard including all meals.

Sacred Dance Weekend – Love in Action

7 September 2018 at 7:00 pm - 9 September 2018 at 2:00 pm

Love can be expressed in so many ways – kindness, generosity, caring, affection, compassion, mercy, and forgiveness.  It is expressed through the eyes and gestures, reaching out to the other.  We shall express it in the movement of the dance this weekend. Leaders: Rita Russell is an experienced facilitator. Having worked in education in the past, specialising in music, she now works primarily in the area of spirituality. She particularly enjoys facilitating workshops and spiritual growth groups. Rita is a…

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August 2018
£40 deposit. As this charge does not cover the costs we welcome donations.

Summer Camp 9-12 years

4 August 2018 at 4:00 pm - 8 August 2018 at 10:00 am

Summer camp for the 9 to 12 year olds lasts four nights and parts of five days and we go out together including to Atherstone for swimming and shopping. At Purley Chase we enjoy making the most of the space inside and outside the building as well as exploring the way fantastic Bible stories unfold and fit into the experiences of life today. Our leaders bring a range of skills and experiences to the team and we usually end up…

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