My first encounter with Janus was on the
cover of our school magazine, which was
always published at the start of the calendar
year. For the ancient Romans, Janus was the
god of beginnings and endings, transitions
and doorways. He is depicted as having two
faces, looking back to the past and forward to
the future; and it’s probably true for most of
us that each new year prompts consideration
of what has passed and what is to come.Dear FriendsOur Ouour lives may be changing, but our God isn’tOOOOur Our lives may be changing, but our God isn’t
Dear Diary – 1st April 2053 – Today is a momentous day. I am opening the last packet of toilet rolls that my mother bought in April 2020!
Ok, I know, Coronovirus isn’t a joking matter, it’s literally deadly serious, but I got your attention didn’t I?
Earlier this week, my husband Ian and I returned from almost three weeks’ volunteering in The Gambia with a local charity, working to improve the lives of some of God’s poorest children.
When we left The Gambia, just four days ago, Coronavirus was something that was happening elsewhere, albeit literally up the road, with neighbouring Senegal having confirmed cases and having closed its airspace and borders.
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 and twice a month on a Wednesday evening for exploring the spiritual side of life. In addition, the buildings are much used by the community. (The hall is not available for hire on Sundays.)
Data Protection. Like all organisations our church has produced a ‘Data Privacy Statement’. This is displayed in our church hall on our legal notice board for anyone to see. If you require a copy, please apply to our Church Secretary at The United Reformed Church Broxbourne, Mill Lane, Broxbourne, Herts. EN10 7BQ.
Coronavirus - we regret that services and activities have had to be suspended during this difficult time.
We reluctantly feel that the time has come for us to close the church building as from Friday 20 March. This decision has not been taken lightly by us, but we feel it is the responsible thing to do after seeking advice from our Synod, the national Church, the government and our Health and Safety Officer.
We realise that personal isolation is going to be very difficult for us all, particularly those living on their own. We encourage you to keep in touch with each other by ‘phone and/or email. Please remember every one of the church family in your prayers, together with all those affected throughout the world at this difficult time.
In order that we can maintain our ‘Holy Habit’ of Worship, the URC’s Daily Devotions scheme is being extend to include a short Sunday service framework starting from 22nd March. If you are not signed up to this already, you can do through the link https://devotions.urc.org.uk .