Purley Quaker Meeting

Purley Quaker Meeting House

7a Downs Court Road, Purley, Surrey, England, CR8 1BE

For some pretty specious reasons Purley Friends have abandoned this wonderful building and are meeting elsewhere. The closure of the meeting house meant that regular hirers such as S.I.N.G acapella choir and Joyful Body Birth were forced to seek other venues.

Purley FMH in 1921

History of the Quaker Meeting House at Purley

Above is the oldest photograph yet seen: a postcard dated 1921. The Meeting House is the right­most building.

Special thanks to Ken Harman of Sanderstead for supplying the 1921 picture.

Following an advert in The Friend in 1909 the team of Pepler and Allen, were appointed as architects. George Pepler of that team was born on 1882 Feb 24 in Croydon and was educated at Bootham (a Quaker school in York) and The Leys School, Cambridge.

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