The Anglican church opened the doors of its building on April 13, 1903 to the frontier pearling town of Broome. Over the years life in Broome has been tough with hard conditions on the luggers; stifling wet seasons; the ‘big blows’ claiming many lives; and even bombing raids during World War 2. This has been the backdrop for ministry of the church. The congregation has always been keen to let the town people know ‘Jesus loves Broome’. So for over a century Broome Anglican Church has played its part in bringing the good news of salvation in Jesus to the western Kimberley.
WHEN DO OUR CONGREGATIONs MEET?
We have two congregations meeting each week in the Broome Anglican Church building. As a church we are committed to the Bible and so our times of meeting together have teaching the Bible at their centre. We also provide a Sunday School for children.
9.00am: Our family congregation has people of all ages belong to it. On the first Sunday of each month we have the Lord’s Supper or Holy Communion. After the service we meet in the church grounds for fellowship and morning tea.
6.00pm: Our People’s Church congregation is especially designed for Aboriginal folk, but everyone is welcome to join with us. Most of our members live in Broome, but come from various communities across the Kimberley. After the service there is supper providing a time to continue in fellowship together.
WHO are OUR Ministers?
Michael is married to Karen with 3 daughters: Miriam, Abigail and Bethany. Michael served as an Assistant Minister in Sydney for five years before coming to Broome in 2016. He usually preaches at our 9:00am morning service. His family is enjoying life in the Kimberley.
Steve is married to Tamara and they have 3 children: Hannah, Sarah and nathanael. Steve was a tradie and then an officer in the Royal Australian Navy before he entered Sydney Missionary and Bible College. He’s been serving in this diocese since 2015.
Chris is married to Karen and they have 3 children: Ezra, Daniel and Emily. Chris works with the Broome People’s Church to to encourage Aboriginal Christians and equip them for leadership. He is supported by the Church Missionary Society.
HOW CAN YOU CONTACT US?
By post: PO Box 158, Broome, WA 6725
phone: (08) 9193 5164
WHERE WILL YOU FIND US?
We are located at the corner of Hamerlsey and Haas Streets, Broome in a Heritage listed building that has withstood the ravages of cyclones, heat and termites. Parking is available around the church grounds.