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Church News | Sunday, 28 October 2018 |

By Joan

'Everything changes, nothing stands still' the ancient newness of Broomfield Church

'Everything changes, nothing stands still' the ancient newness of Broomfield Church

I can’t begin to tell you how fascinating the first lecture in the first of a series of talks about our Parish Church and indeed of Broomfield was yesterday afternoon. There must have been around fifty people attend the talk held in St Leonard’s Hall. We were welcomed by Dr Trudy Stevens. Who then introduced us to Mr Neil Wiffen who, with the help of his trusty computer and screen talked us through the life of St Mary w St Leonard’s Church. It was quite amazing to hear how these lectures designed to help raise money for the restoration of our church spire is yet another effort to keep our church in good condition for the sake of future generations of worshipers. The speaker was very knowledgeable about the area and was quite amusing to listen to. He took us as far back as he could explaining, whilst giving us visual examples as to how the church and its surroundings have changed and developed over the centuries whist still standing tall, recognisable and proud in the centre of our village. We had humorous examples of the amounts of money that people had raised over the years talking in pounds, shillings and pence, (fond memories eh?) wow! Somewhat different to the amounts needed today. I am sure we were all enthralled. After some hour and thirty minutes of talk and some interesting questions raised we were all pleased to have a look around our beautiful church and indulge in some refreshments and cakes. Not forgetting the raffle that was called around 4.00pm. The next talk is scheduled for February 16th, 2019 and is entitled ‘Stories in Monuments’. Most certainly looking forward to that…

The amount raised for the restoration of the Spire was £382.00

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