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Broadfield Christian Fellowship

Broadfield Community Centre, Broadfield Barton,
Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 9BA

Telephone: 01444 400521 (+44 1444 400521)
Email: fellowship@broadfield.org.uk


We regret that Coffee Shop and Friday Meal are suspended until further notice

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Thought for the Week – from Caroline (18th April 2021)

2 Corinthians 11:14 “And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.”
(Paul said this when he was warning the Corinthians of false teaching.)

An excerpt from an article in The Economist entitled “Leaders,” says this:
Now a group of American, Chinese and Spanish researchers has reported significant progress in the quest to create “chimeras” using human cells — in this case, combining cells from monkeys to form functioning embryos. Chimeras are organisms which, a bit like the mythological beast, are formed from cells of two distinct species. There are also more practical concerns. The human-monkey embryos were not intended to grow to maturity. But it is right to wonder what might have happened if they had — and what should be done if, or when, someone decides to try. What is the moral and legal status of an organism with one human genome and one non-human one? What effect, if any, might the human cells have on the animal’s brain? Mindful of such worries, many places, including America and Britain, tightly regulate what is allowed. Much of the latest work is done in China. Despite those concerns, the potential benefits outweigh the risks.

Satan could have said that last sentence as he will make evil appear good and good appear evil. We see his fingerprint on many issues, a classic example is that a sexually active homosexual relationship is love after all, and we all need love. Medical science has progressed in leaps and bounds and yes, we need it, but when does the “stop, go no further” barrier go up. Euthanasia is another example of the enemy’s wiles, what could be more loving than terminating a person’s suffering? We do it for our pets, but I’ve said before if you terminate a life too early you may well prevent them from turning to God and anyway, how long before it would be abused as we have found out in the Abortion Act which is now a free-for-all. God created life, it is His to begin and end. The nature of scientists is to be curious and if they don’t believe in God who knows what Pandora’s box will be opened. The Bible doesn’t mention mixing cells of humans with monkeys, but it does forbid sex with animals, and that’s not a million miles away from the union of human cells with animal species. We so complicate our lives when we stray from the track and Satan will always be your willing guide and “an angel of light” when you do so.


Welcome to the Broadfield Christian Fellowship Website

Broadfield Christian Fellowship is a local church made up of people from all backgrounds. We are based in the Broadfield Community Centre, which we share with the Church of England and Roman Catholic churches. We are adjacent to the local shopping parade, which includes a large free car park, and opposite the library and Neighbourhood Hub, ideally situated for the local community.

Broadfield is the largest neighbourhood in the new town of Crawley in West Sussex, situated in its south-western corner within the triangle formed by the A23, A264 and A2220. It is predominantly made up of estates of council, housing trust and former council housing, with private housing estates around the perimeter. Broadfield has a population of over 13,000. Click here for a map showing our location.

Broadfield Christian Fellowship is a Link Church within the Ichthus Christian Fellowship, which is based in South London, and a member of the Evangelical Alliance. We are in fellowship with other evangelical churches in Crawley and have links with various local Christian groups, such as The Lighthouse Project, a Christian ministry to the children of Crawley, The Christians Against Poverty Crawley Debt Centre, Holmsted Manor near Cuckfield, run by Youth With A Mission, the International Bible Training Institute in Burgess Hill, and The Easter Team, a local Christian charity that serves people who are homeless or in need in and around Crawley.  We also support and have a number of members actively involved with Street Pastors Crawley.

We meet every Sunday morning at 10.30 am (10.00 am for refreshments) in the Community Centre Social Hall for worship and teaching. Our worship style is informal and generally led by people from within the Fellowship, with occasional visiting speakers. We normally celebrate communion on the third or fourth Sunday in each month and at other times as arranged. We have weekly house group meetings, usually on Tuesday evenings.

Every Wednesday at 9.30 am we run the Triangle Coffee Shop in the Social Hall, at which coffee, tea, biscuits and cakes are served for a nominal donation. Second-hand clothes and other items are also freely available. This provides an important service to the community and many people drop in during this time. We also host the Friday Meal, a free drop-in cooked meal at 5.00 pm every Friday. The Coffee Shop and the Friday Meal have been awarded the highest 5-star Food Standards Agency rating for Food Hygiene by the local authority.

On the first Sunday of each month at 7.00 pm we join with other churches in Crawley for celebration, teaching, prayer and fellowship at Crawley Baptist Church, Crabtree Road, West Green.

Email Contact Details

You can contact us by email at fellowship@broadfield.org.uk with any queries you may have about our activities or this web site. If you wish to contact one of the leaders, please use the same address and your message will be passed on. Thank you.

Leaders:

Trustees:

David Evans - Pastor Kevin Gordon
Kevin Gordon Ian Johnson
  Pauline Okelo

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