Chinnor Community Church, High Street, Chinnor, OX39 4DH

Bruce Crawforth – Elder


As I say to our girls I’m an Elder not an Older! Gisela my wife and I have been married 25 years and we have been blessed with two daughters Tabby and Abs. My role? It’s the same as my passion – to see people find faith in Jesus Christ and to help those bound up by “religion” be released into Faith.

Like most people born and brought up in the UK I find I have a considerable amount of “cultural religion” in my brain even though I was a self-confessed atheist until the age of 26. After coming to faith, the role of Home Group leader was soon thrust upon me and looking back now I can see how important that was to my Christian journey. It was not until some 10 years ago that the burden of “cultural religion” was made apparent to me and it has become a constant revelation to me how much we can be held back by these notions of religion that we did not consciously set out to learn, I’m all about faith in Christ.


Matthew 22:37-40 (the Living Bible)

Jesus replied, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. The second most important is similar: ‘Love your neighbor as much as you love yourself.’ All the other commandments and all the demands of the prophets stem from these two laws and are fulfilled if you obey them. Keep only these and you will find that you are obeying all the others.”