Purley Chase Centre
We hope that at Purley Chase you will experience a sense of community based on mutual respect and sharing. Although Purley exists for serious purposes, the atmosphere is light-hearted. There's not a lot of pious talk, but plenty of laughter and spontaneity and often some challenges, since these kinds of experiences can touch us deeply. We meet in a place of loving kindness towards each other in the midst of our human situations. This is what we all have in common and it is more important than what divides us.
The Centre’s spirituality is rooted in what we believe to be an enlightened and balanced approach to Christ centred spirituality helped by the insights in the writings of Emanuel Swedenborg. We validate all faiths and welcome open dialogue between people of all religions and those with none at all. We are keen to embrace a spiritual approach that is based upon love, freedom and rationality, and believe we can learn from each other and this can lead to new growth; ultimately bringing peace and harmony into our lives and the world.
Our hope is that those who visit will take something special home with them. In this way coming to Purley is not just a break or escape, but an experience which can carry over as a practical blessing in your everyday life.
Whatever event you choose you will find an open, warm welcome from my wife Anne - who is the Centre Manager - and her staff. Our aim is to ensure that your physical and spiritual needs are well catered for.
We look forward to welcoming you to Purley Chase Centre soon.
David Gaffney, Programme Director
The Centre is in the beautiful Warwickshire countryside, set in 7 acres of magnificent grounds enhanced by some spectacular specimen trees.
We can offer overnight accommodation for up to 60 people, 29 in en-suite rooms. Tea and coffee making facilities are available in the en-suite bedrooms. Towels and bedding are provided but please bring your own toiletries.
The Centre has full access, with a lift and adapted en-suite accommodation.
We pride ourselves on the quality of the food served. It is all freshly cooked, using locally sourced ingredients as far as possible. Whilst dining on the good, wholesome cooking you can enjoy restful views of the grounds and wildlife through the large picture windows. There is always a vegetarian option (inform on booking please) and special dietary needs can be catered for.
There are several meeting rooms, two containing the latest audio visual equipment. Other facilities include a creative activity room with refreshments 24 hours, games room with table tennis, table football and pool, quiet room, library, lounge with bar (optional), book shop, conservatory and in the grounds a magnificent adventure play area suitable for toddlers up to adults! There is wireless internet access in several areas of the building.
The Centre has ample car parking at the front of the building.
You are welcome to join us for a worship service held on the 1st Sunday of every month at 11 a.m., with the option to have lunch afterwards. If you do wish to have lunch please contact the Centre beforehand.
Purley Chase Centre
Nearby points of interest:
Bosworth water park & battle field
Drayton Manor Park
Snow Dome in Tamworth