Broomfield Methodist Church, Chelmsford

Seeking to love and serve God in the community and in the world

There has been a Methodist Church in Broomfield since 1911. The present church is  situated on the main road (A131) from Chelmsford towards Dunmow. The present Church was built in 1963 and refurbished extensively in 2006. At Broomfield Methodist Church we pride ourselves on being a friendly welcoming Church that is "Seeking to love and serve God in the community and in the world". We run activities for Children throughout the year, meet together in fellowship and in house groups throughout the week and support community activities in the village who use our buildings.

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Our Church Mission Statement:

 "Seeking to love and serve God in the community and in the world"

 If you are new to Broomfield or are a new Christian seeking a spiritual home we welcome you at any of our events or services.

Our Church minister, Rev Mark Pengelly is also Superintendent of the Chelmsford Methodist Circuit. If you would like to arrange Baptism, Marriage or funeral please contact him. Alternatively you can contact one of the Church Officers ( see our  'Contacts Page') or simply visit us on a Sunday Morning at when you will receive a warm welcome. Stay for a coffee after the service so we can get to know you better.

Since the Government announcement that Churches could (not will) reopen for Worship after 4th July 2020 Methodist Churches of the Chelmsford Methodist Circuit have been working on the interpretation of the guidance which was released on June 29th. In our various Churches this guidance has been very carefully considered by ministers, Church stewards and property teams.

The implications of the guidance mean that many of the 'norms' of our acts of worship will be restricted. For example services should last no longer than 35-40 minutes; we will not be permitted to sing or raise our voices; we cannot use hymn books or Bibles unless they are brought in and taken away by individuals; toilets need sanitising after each use, along with other special cleaning; entering and leaving the premises will need to be a measured experience and social distancing inside is a strict requirement with a maximum number allowed in. The guidelines also remind us that we have a duty of care for the most vulnerable groups, including those over aged 70.

Consequently many of our Churches have come to the conclusion that these restrictions mean that Churches will remain closed for both worship and most lettings at least until the end of July when the question will be reviewed again. These continued closures will be a source of great disappointment to many, but we are aware that there are also a significant number who would feel unable to join worship at church at this time even if we did open. Online services at 10am on Sundays have proved popular, with many hundreds of participants as well as several hundred views later on and will continue.

With every blessing,
Rev'd Mark Pengelly
Superintendent Minister

 For more information about how Methodists in Broomfield are  staying in touch with each other please see our Coronavirus information pages.