Meet some members

meet some members

Here you can read about the difference that faith in Jesus is making in the lives of some of our members.

Click on the names below to read their story.

Hi, I’m Lorna.

I’ve been living in South Woodham for three years and I lead some of the worship at SWEC. I was brought up in a Christian home and have always got involved in a lot of different church activities – you name it, I’ve done it! Church was a comforting place to be, a place where I felt safe and secure and could get on with me life.

When I married my Essex boy (aka Greggles!) we really struggled to find a church and spent over a year going around trying different places. We never really settled and I knew that I wasn’t using all of my gifts to serve God. We came across SWEC by accident really, but as soon as I stepped through the door I knew that I was in the right place in God’s timing. Since then we have got involved in the community of South Woodham Ferrers and in the church. I was really excited when we started Messy Church but it was scary too.

As the name suggests Messy Church is for people who are messed up, and really no matter how hard you try and cover it up everyone is messed up and have screwed up their lives in some shape or form. Some people think that Christians are hypocrites, they think that they are better then others, and to go to church you have to be “good enough” for God. But one thing that I have learnt at SWEC is that God is a God for messed up people.

You don’t have to be perfect for God. You don’t have to have all of your life neatly together before you come to Him. He deals will the mess in your life and will help you through the bad times in life. You don’t have to put on your best face to come to church – God will accept you where you are, as you are. He loved you so much that He sent His only Son, Jesus, into this messy world to rescue you and help you sort out the mess in your own life. Will you let Him into your mess?

Paul Bonham

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Contact Info

South Woodham Evangelical Church
85 Hullbridge Road
South Woodham Ferrers
Essex CM3 5LJ
Tel: 07375936840

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