Who are we?
Called to be God’s people, transformed by the Gospel, making a difference in today’s world. This is the United Reformed Church.
... seeks to work with Christians of all traditions and is committed to theological and cultural diversity. Along with the national URC, we rejoice in the gifts of members from across the world and seek to hold together a wide variety of theological understandings; the valuing of different insights helps the church understand the wonder of God.
In faith we proclaim Jesus as Lord. From faith our mission is to tell of God’s love and to share it with other people in actions as well as words. Download a full copy of our Mission Statement leaflet. (A paper copy can also be picked up from the vestibule.)
Whoever you are and wherever you are on life's journey, you are welcome here. We aim to offer a warm welcome on Sundays and throughout the week.
For details of our Sunday service and weekly events please go to the calendar.
Bromley URC has a duty of care to all our users and visitors. Please read our Safeguarding Policy.
The Widmore Room is available daily for personal quiet prayer.
The Oasis café is open each morning for refreshments.
A Little Bit of History
The origins of our church lie in the evangelical revival following John Wesley’s preaching across the country. The market town of Bromley invited London ministers to preach and the Bethel Chapel was started in 1788, later becoming Bromley Congregational Church and in 1972 Bromley United Reformed Church. Our new building affords us wonderful resources with which to carry out our ministry here. Modern and bright, large and very adaptable, it is a busy building at the heart of the town, visited by over a thousand people every week.
In response to a sudden population growth when extensive housing developments were undertaken in the 1920s, Bromley Congregational Church found a site and built Emmanuel Church, West Wickham, funding not only this but, for the first year, the minister’s salary.
With four other town centre churches, we helped form a Central Bromley Ecumenical Parish in 1972, and were actively involved in the creation of Churches Together in Central Bromley, which superseded the Ecumenical Parish.
Bromley URC is one of fifteen churches in CTiCB who organise many joint events during the year, including Lent Meetings, the Good Friday March of Witness in the High Street and the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. We also are a part of a smaller ecumenical group with Bromley Methodist Church and Bromley Parish Church who meet occasionally for joint services, share magazine letters and look at areas in which we might walk and work together in supportive ways.