Broomhill's Final Service

Home » Churches » Colehill » Colehill news » Broomhill's Final Service
Broom2
Broom1
IMG_0054
Bhill 2
Dennis5
Dennis7
Bhill 5
IMG_0058
Broom3

7 August 2016 at 3 pm

One hundred people packed the small chapel at Broomhill to celebrate the work and witness of Methodists from this place for 130 years. The road, better suited to horse-drawn transport, became blocked as so many cars tried to find somewhere to park.

Broomhill members chose the hymns for the afternoon, and we had a rousing time of worship, singing 9 hymns in total. Different local people took part in a liturgy around the font, the pulpit, the door, the aisle, the pews, the organ and the communion table, giving thanks for the many times that significant events in people's lives have been marked at this place.

The minister, Revd Gwyneth Owen, reminded the congregation of how important it is to remember its links with this church and with the God who has been faithfully worshipped and served here. She encouraged people to be thankful for members of the congregation, preachers and ministers who have played such a significant part in their lives over the years. She invited people to look more broadly at today's society and recognize how different are today's challenges from those in the 19th century when the chapel was built. She is confident that God has not finished with us yet, and it remains important to communicate to our communities the love of God shown in Jesus Christ. We just need to embrace new ways of doing this.

Broomhill and Colehill congregations joined together over 18 months ago, forming one church that worshipped alternately at Broomhill and Colehill. Now, the congregation will worship each week at Colehill Methodist Church on Lonnen Road. Do look at its page on this website and find out what goes on.

"We'll praise him for all that is past
And trust him for all that's to come."

You may also be interested in

Lords Prayer (002)
Webteam: Fri 18 Oct 8:50am

At Bransgore Methodist Church, Thursday 31st October 2pm -3pmUsing 8 interactive prayer stations based on the Lord's Prayer, come and join us for an afternoon of personal reflection and prayer. As the 31st October is slated as the "exit date" from the EU as well as a day/evening when many children will take part in the darkness of Halloween it is the perfect time for us to be...

cuppa
Webteam: Fri 18 Oct 8:48am

Woodlands invite you to a Coffee Morning in aid of Action For ChildrenNovember 7th from 10.00 — 11.30 amWith Bring and BuyEveryone...

Rememb3
Webteam: Fri 18 Oct 8:39am

Woodlands invite you to their next Worship for YouAn Act of Remembranceled by Mr Colin BesantSunday 10th November @ 6.00 pmMembers of Woodlands and Holtwood will be taking part in the service.Followed by tea/coffee and cakeEveryone very...