Heritage Open Days.
Church News | Saturday, 10 September 2016 |
Heritage open days were spread over Thursday 8th through till Saturday 10th September for St Mary’s w St Leonard’s ancient church here in Broomfield. To celebrate our place in this historic village and county, displays were mounted in the church pointing out the buildings history, which goes as far back as 1150 when the church was first dedicated to St Leonard. See here for the history of the church http://www.stmarybroomfield.org/history/. It shows how the church developed over the years.
Photos were on display of the bomb damage done to the church during WW2 and its restoration through the years up to the present day. A great amount of work has gone on during all these years in order to keep the church fitting for the worship of God and for the people it serves. There were leaflets around the church telling of the history of the building and of the bells, bell tower and the magnificent windows that had to be replaced following bomb damage done during the last world war.
A huge amount of work was carried out by faithful members of St Mary’s congregation to get the church set up for the Heritage Open Days and Reverend Carolyn thanks those involved for all the work they did towards these important days. Carolyn not only thanks those who worked on the historic displays but to all the people who gave up their time to keep the church open longer to welcome visitors. The church is open every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 9am until 11am for anyone to come in and find out more about St Mary’s Church – All are welcome in this place, a place that serves God and the people of Broomfield, not only yesterday but today and tomorrow too… All are welcome to come in