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April 2019

Candlelit Taizé Service for Maundy Thursday

18 April 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 us at this reflective Holy Supper service for Maundy Thursday. The aim is to provide a time to pause and find a point of stillness in this beautiful form of worship before Easter. 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. Chants…

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Created Anew

12 April 2019 at 4:00 pm - 14 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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March 2019

Spring Rally

29 March 2019 at 4:00 pm - 31 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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Sing in the Spring

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

An ‘a cappella’ singing workshop – open to anyone and featuring a rich variety of songs from around Britain and from the far flung corners of the world.  We will sing in glorious harmony and in rounds, some songs exhilarating and some soothing and all taught by ear. There will also be lots of space for anyone else who wants to teach a song or 2 or 3!  There will be time on Saturday afternoon to explore the lovely countryside…

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Painting the Messengers of God – Creating Angelic Art

8 March 2019 at 4:00 pm - 10 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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February 2019

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

8 February 2019 at 5:00 pm - 10 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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18+ Weekend

8 February 2019 at 4:00 pm - 10 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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December 20182018

Monthly Art Workshop

11th 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

7th 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

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