The Common Good
In the centre of Hoddesdon is a disused Quaker meeting house, now a listed building in a very attractive historical setting. I once attended a service there and felt, I must admit, quite fidgety during an hour of ‘silence’. Just next door, and connected to it, is the original warden’s cottage – Peace Cottage - and its large garden. A Quaker group from Welwyn Garden City has been trying over the years to decide what use the buildings could be put to but arrived at no workable solution - until just recently, following the Broxbourne Winter Night Shelter making use of the building in 2020 as a drop in day facility.
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.
The hall is not available for hire on Sundays. We regret that we cannot take any further bookings until Government rules and safety advice make this possible. Go to the Find us button, then contacts, for hall booking enquiries.
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.
We plan to reopen at Pentecost, on 23 May and do so fervently look forward to meeting in person at that time. In-line with URC advice and also because the layout of our building means that it is not as straightforward to open safely as those at Hertford and Cheshunt, our Church is currently closed for Sunday Worship. Meanwhile, there are varied opportunities for Worship.
Zoom: Now that many churches in the Local Area Group are beginning to meet in person, Mark and Melanie will be in church each Sunday morning. The time of the live Zoom service on Sundays has been moved to 6pm. This will enable our fellowship and others in churches that are not yet meeting in person to have a service each week and will give options to others who may not yet feel comfortable about going to a church building.
On Sunday 11th and 25th April: at 6pm Rev Melanie Smith and Rev Mark Meatcher will lead the Zoom services.
On Sunday 18th April: at 6pm Rev Martin Legg will lead the Zoom worship for the Local Area Group.
We plan to have our own Zoom service on Sunday 2 May at 10.30am, led by the Worship Planning Team.
Rosemary Woodall will send the Zoom invitations to our fellowship. You can also join us by phone.
In person: Cheshunt (11.00) and Hertford (10.30) Churches, with their more traditional building layouts have been able to safely open their doors for worship and you are invited to attend either of our sister churches in the pastorate.
To listen to services, visit theEnfield URCs YouTube page 'Service for Enfield and North Hertfordshire URCs'.
Bush Hill Park URC, Enfield - 10 am service each week:
Christ Church URC, Enfield - 11.15 am service each week
Lancaster Road URC, Enfield - 11.15 am service each week: