Our Minister ...
Rev. Dr David G. Howling
David was born in Shipley, West Yorkshire..... Blah blah blah.... to be honest I hate writing about myself, I would much rather talk to people about Jesus or, in the case of this website, about what it means to be church in the 21st Century.
For me getting to know Jesus is the best thing that can ever happen to you. For one thing its not only about finding a place and a purpose in life and setting things straight with God, its also about becoming part of a family thats much bigger than the one we're born into. Its about finding your own place in the family of God. The local church is a recognisable part of that family and there is nothing quite like it.
I think Bill Hybels encapsulates what a good church should look like when he says;
“There is nothing like the local church when it is working right. Its beauty is indescribable. Its power is breath-taking. Its potential is unlimited. It comforts the grieving and heals the broken in the context of community. It builds bridges to seekers and offers truth to the confused. It provides resources for those in need and opens its arms to the forgotten, the downtrodden, the disillusioned. It breaks the chains of addictions, frees the oppressed, and offers belonging to the marginalised of this world. What ever capacity for human suffering, the church has greater capacity for healing and wholeness. The church has many critics but no rivals.” 
This is the kind of church we are seeking to be at Pulborough Brooks. Serious about telling people the good news about Jesus, but also serious about showing how that good news impacts on our everyday lives.