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Christ the Lord, Broadfield

Church of England

Broadfield Barton, Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 9BA


 Saying “Goodbye!”

On Sunday 16th April 2023, we said, “Goodbye!” to our vicar – Rev. Howard Schnaar. Howard and Deirdre, with their daughter Bethany, came to us in September 2011. The years they spent with us were marked by humble service and gentleness of spirit, leaving us an example which, by God’s grace, we will be able to follow in the years to come.

Word picture - JESUS at the centre

In their last service with us, Howard and Deirdre gave the church this picture as a gift, to remind us to keep Jesus at the centre of all we do. They have moved on, but He is still with us – here in Broadfield.

Let’s keep praying for them: for Bethany, as she completes her university course in the coming year; for Deirdre, as she finds and grows into new roles in a new situation; and for Howard, in his pioneering outreach to the housing neighbourhoods in and around the town of Witham, in the diocese of Chelmsford.

Photo is the personal property of DSC and is used with permission for display only. Please do not copy.

Jesus Christ - the Living Stone

“As you come to him, the living Stone … you also, like living stones,
 are being built into a spiritual house…”                          1 Peter 2:4-5

Our 11 am Sunday services through the month of May continue a series on 1 Peter – a letter from one of Jesus’ first disciples to some of the earliest Christian churches. They found the world around them sometimes unfriendly and even hostile, but Peter doesn’t promise them an easy life. Instead, he encourages them – and us – to keep on believing: living for Jesus is always worthwhile.

7 May     Living stones  1 Peter 2:2-10  Leader - Andy.  Preacher – Jon.

14 May* Prepared to answer  1 Peter 3:13-22  Leader - Juliette.  Preacher – Rev Tim Wilson.

21 May   Cast your fears on Him  1 Peter 5:1-11  Leader - Patricia.  Preacher – Hovan.

28 May* Pentecost  Acts 2:1-21  Leader - Neil.  Preacher - Rev Gwilym Richards.

              *Services of Holy Communion.



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