Dear FriendsOur Our
“There are many rooms in my Father’s house.”
John Chapter 14, verse 2 says “There are many rooms in my Father’s house.” It is a verse often used at funeral services. A few years ago, following a holiday in Cornwall with friends, I had used the same passage for Elders’ devotions. During the course of the holiday we visited four different Churches all used in various ways. The fourth, a typical old village Chapel, which we passed each day going out and returning back to our holiday home. The Chapel visit required a few minutes’ walk up the narrow road, typical of Cornish seaside villages. The effort though was rewarded. The front door was unlocked and the central heating on. It was mid-September at the end of the afternoon. As we silently wandered among the pews, stopped or paused before the altar and pulpit, I had remembered how often the eyes seem to be taken upwards.
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.
Hello, Welcome to Broxbourne. We warmly invite you and your family to worship with us on Sunday mornings at 10.30am.
In October we have harvest worship on the 6th, followed by a faith lunch. In the other three services we shall explore the Holy Habit of Gladness and Generosity, starting with Michaela Lawrence and Holy Communion. Paul Ashitey will look at gladness in the Psalms and Tim Potter will address 'gladness despite suffering'.
In September we heard from Pauline Hayes about the Isabel Hospice, Tim Potter led our Commissioning Service and introduced the theme of Holy Communion. Sandra Rose talked about breaking bread together and Jackie Hall took the theme of the Lord's Supper. Ann Jack, the Interim Moderator, will bring her thoughts about the future of the church on the 29th.
In August our speakers chose their own themes. Caroline Levitt led worship on 4 August on the theme of trees. Dorothy Blatcher and teenagers from Young Life led the service on 11 August. On 18 and 25 August the speakers were Tony Davis and Evodian Fonyonga, whose theme was 'Grace'.
Our Holy Habit for July continued the theme of fellowship started in June. Our Holy Habit for May and June was prayer. We looked at different sorts of prayer, unanswered prayer and the prayer that Jesus prayed on the Mount of Olives.
In April we turned our minds to Easter. In March we explored 'Sharing resources – Sharing in the early church' (Acts 4:32-5:16) In January and February our services focused on Serving: Faith and Deeds (James v Ephesians 2:8); Washing feet (John 13:1-17); Serving others Matthew 25:35-40); Who is the greatest? (Mark 10:42-45)