IMG_7823Parish Secretary
Rebecca Roberts 020 8660 3815
48 Dale Road, Purley CR8 2EF

The John Fisher School Chapel
Keith Ockenden (Sacristan) 020 8660 4989

Whytebeams Nursery School
Becca Robinson – tel: 020 8649 9059 email:
The nursery is open Monday and Friday 9am till 12pm and on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9am and 3pm, in the Parish Centre. We provide nursery education for children aged between 2½ and 5 years. Our aim is to be a centre of excellence for child care. We offer a balanced and varied curriculum.

Ministers of the Eucharist
John Adams
Responsible for the preparation of the rota for Ministers of the Eucharist.


Catechism Group (11-13 years)
Michelle Wilson 020 8657 4999
Providing catechism classes for young people attending non-Catholic secondary schools. Saturday 5.15-6.15pm in the Parish Centre.

Parish Music Group
David Palmer 020 8657 3273
Responsible for choir and musicians at sung Masses and other Parish occasions.The Parish Music Group sings on 1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday at 10.00am and the 2nd & 4th at 12 noon.

Parish Organist
Irene de Sousa 020 8645 0400
Plays for weddings, funerals and other liturgical celebrations; also church services and the liturgy masses on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month at the 10am Mass.

Guild of the Blessed Sacrament
Alan Watson 020 8681 3916
This group organises and supports periods of Eucharistic Adoration in the church.

RCIA – Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
A member of the parish clergy.
The RCIA course is designed for adults who would like to know more about the Catholic Church.

The Association for the Propagation of the Faith
Dennis Hill 020 8668 3988
The official Papal Charity supporting the Overseas Mission of the Church by donations via Red Boxes, held by parishioners, or via other arrangements, including Gift Aid.

9th Purley Beaver Scouts
Tana Danielson 020 8651 5237
17.30-18.45 Thursday during term time in the Parish Centre. For boys aged 6-8 years

9th Purley Cub Scouts
Thomas Vaz 020 8668 2509
18.00-19.30 Tuesday during term in the Parish Centre. For boys aged 8-10 1/2 years

9th Purley Scouts
Sean Sogeler 020 8660 6250
19.30-21.00 Tuesday during term time in the Parish Centre
For boys and girls aged 10 1/2-15 1/2 years.

Toddlers Group

The SJB Toddler Group has been running for over 30 years in this parish. The group seeks to provide a safe and stimulating environment for children to play and for mums and dads to catch p, make new friends and enjoy a cup of coffee. The group runs between 12 – 2pm every Wednesday during term-time.

The group is run by Natalie Gordon. Please make enquiries via the Facebook page.

Youth Group
Nina Holley 020 8660 4835
The Year 7 Youth Group meet fortnightly in the Parish Centre – Friday 7.00-8.30pm.

Keep Fit
Marion O’Shea 020 8660 7292
Classes run by an RSA instructor at 11.00am Wednesday in the Parish Centre.

Bridge Group
Elsie Langley 020 8660 1847
11.30am-3.30pm last Wednesday of each month in the Parish Centre.

St Martha’s Group
Teresa Knight 020 8660 3571
An informal group of men and women who undertake to provide refreshments and other help when there is a church function taking place in the Parish Centre.

Sunday Lunch Club
Ann Daley 020 8660 5206
The club meets one Sunday each month.

The Society of St Gerard Majella
The Society is an association of mothers of Catholic families, divided into small groups of about twelve people, meeting in each other’s homes for the purpose of offering friendship and support. For more information or any enquiries please call:
Cindy Piper  07971 814 775
Eilish Hurley 07956 182 292
or email

Teams of Our Lady
Toni and Anna Kowal 020 8660 3742
A Team of Our Lady is a small Christian group of five or six couples and a chaplain. Together they help each other to live out their vocations, to grow in the love of God and neighbour.

The Catenian Association
Lino Rodrigues (Purley Circle) 020 8660 4214
Paul Bermingham (Coulsdon Circle) 01342 835527
Stephen Piper (Croydon Circle) 020 8668 0644
Kevin Mallett (Sutton, Mid Surrey Circle) 020 8394 0656
The Catenian Association is an international brotherhood of Catholic professional and business men.

The Knights of St Columba
Mike Louis 020 8657 1945
International organisation of Catholic men – its objectives – charity, unity and fraternity.

The Beginning Experience
Bridget Slattery 020 8660 3592
The Beginning Experience seeks to help separated, divorced and widowed people to make a new beginning in life.

Rainbow Guides
June Burton-Haynes 020 8668 6566
16.00-17.00 Monday during term time in the Parish Centre. For girls aged 5-7 years.

18th Purley Brownies
Pauline Kitchen 07834 321361
Emma Collity 020 8660 4696
18.00-19.15 Monday during term time in the Parish Centre. For girls aged 7-10 years.

15th Purley Guides
Barbara Baster 020 8406 5183/Mobile 07950 157965
Marie Mitchell 020 8660 3464
19.30-21.00 Wednesday during term time in the Parish Centre. For girls aged 10-16 years.

Church Cleaners
Jackie Taylor 020 8657 9910
Debbie McArdle 020 8660 5190
Responsible for the preparation of the rota for Church Cleaners.

Gift Aid Scheme
Phil Strugnell 020 8668 2520
Responsible for the organisation of covenants.

Parish Office 020 8660 3815
Raising funds for CAFOD through collecting tins.

The Society of St Vincent de Paul
Jenny Mander 020 8660 3815
The Society’s aim is “to seek and find those who are forgotten and to bring Christ’s love tothe suffering or deprived”.

HCPT, The Pilgrimage Trust
Jane Day
HCPT, The Pilgrimage Trust takes 2,000 disabled children to Lourdes every year at Easter. The Parish supports the Trust by collections and other means.

Abbeyfield (Purley) Society Limited
Brian McGill 020 8669 1894
Abbeyfield is a national charity providing sheltered housing for the elderly.

Mother Teresa Parish Group
Elizabeth Deane: 6,Church Road, Kenley, CR8 5DU  Tel:0208 668 9680  E-mail:
Christine Whitmarsh: 11,Grisedale Close, Purley  CR8 1EL  Tel:0208 660 2178
The co-workers of Mother Teresa group meet in the Parish Hall on the third Wednesday of each month from 2-4pm but are also supported by those that want to be involved but cannot attend these meetings regularly.
The work entails many aspects. These include:
• Putting together wrapped Christmas parcels for the homeless which include: Knitted hats, scarves and gloves, toothbrushes, tissues, razors, socks and soap
• Using old white sheets to make 1, 2, 3 and 4 inch bandages and cot sheets (Dimensions approx.42 inches by 50 inches or 105cm by 125cm)
• Knitting or crocheting 6 inch squares to make into knitted blankets  Dimensions approx 6 squares by 7 squares or for baby blankets(light colours) 6 squares by 5 squares.
• Knitting any baby and small children’s clothes.
• Sewing small children’s clothes
• Collecting partially used cosmetics
The meeting also includes a short prayer session and a cup of tea. A labelled box is stored in the church lobby for any contributions towards any of the above including old white sheets and odd balls of wool. Last year (2013) the group managed to produce 16 Christmas parcels for the homeless, 20 cot sheets, many knitted blankets and numerous bandages. The patterns used for the hats, scarves and gloves are below. Please take a copy if you can help. Anybody is welcome to join and don’t have to be parishioners.

Catholic Women’s Group
Marion O’Shea 020 8660 7292
8.00pm 1st Thursday each month in the Parish Centre. The group meets to enjoy friendship, fun and faith and sometimes each other’s problems.

Women’s World Day of Prayer (Purley Branch)
Jenny Mander/Claire Bignell – contact through parish office
The Interdenominational organisation is chiefly associated with a service held on the 1st Friday of March each year.

Parish Hall Hire
Michelle McFeeley email or a written note to Liz at the Prespertory and she will email on your behalf
Hire of Parish Hall for Weddings, Parties and other occasions. The use of the bar area and kitchen can be arranged, as well as the staffing of the licensed bar. Times available for hire – Friday (evening), Saturday (all day), Sunday (13.00-17.00)

Parish Library
Edgar Spencer 020 8657 9237