The time has come to step outside our respective comfort zones


Dear Friends,


During David’s sabbatical (and in preparation for his forthcoming retirement) the three churches of the North Lea Valley Shared Ministry (NLVSM) are taking it in turn to write the ‘minister’s address’ for the front page of the magazine and to start us off Broxbourne URC are stepping up to the plate – or I am, as their representative.

I suppose that you could quite fairly argue that the ‘situation’ that has resulted in me writing to you is threatening to put all of us beyond our personal and corporate comfort zones. Since David Bradburn arrived in our midst and took over the leadership of our churches (some 32 years ago in Broxbourne and subsequently 15 in Cheshunt and 7 years ago in Hertford) we have been well and truly spoilt.  

Well, as all good things have a habit of doing, all that has come to an end and the time has come to step outside our respective comfort zones – and to do so in more ways, I suspect, than we are yet aware.



 Our mission is worshipping God and loving our neighbours. We have worship and groups and activities for all ages. You are assured of a friendly welcome. We provide a variety of times and styles of being church: Sunday mornings, twice a month on a Wednesday evening for exploring the spiritual side of life and monthly on Wednesday mornings informal prayer and reflection. In addition, the buildings are much used by the community. (The hall is not available for hire on Sundays.) Our theme for 2018 is 'Walking the Way'.

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