Christ the Lord, Broadfield
Church of England
Broadfield Barton, Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 9BA
We believe in One God who has revealed himself supremely through his Son, Jesus Christ. To be able to know God the Father we need to put our trust in God the Son, who died for our sins, and accept God the Holy Spirit's work in us.
We recognise the authority of the Bible as the Word of God and seek to read it, meditate on it and allow our lives to be transformed according to its teachings. We seek to expound and teach the Scriptures publicly and from house to house. We seek to develop a hunger for the Word of God and to become a people who know their God through its teachings. We believe that our calling is, with others, to bring the Word of God to our town, our region, our nation and to the ends of the earth. We are chiefly followers of Jesus Christ and follow his teaching and example in sincerity and faith.
CPAS (Church Pastoral Aid Society) is our patron.
We believe that God still works through the Holy Spirit to bring about his Kingdom and gives spiritual gifts to his followers. We recognise that "the chief end of humanity is to worship God and enjoy him forever". We realise that worship is a matter of giving our lives as living sacrifices and as such encompasses all our activity and through praise and intimacy with God we are transformed into God's likeness. The Church is a body where every member has a part to play. We are called to minister to one another through acts of service and also through spiritual gifts which God pours out on His Church. Whenever we meet, we are expectant that the Kingdom of God will come as people are healed and helped as we pray one for another.
We are part of the South Crawley Parish, together with our sister churches: St Mary's, Southgate and Holy Trinity, Tilgate. Our Parish belongs to the Deanery of East Grinstead, in the Diocese of Chichester, which is part of the Church of England and of the worldwide Anglican Communion.