St Lawrence 800th Anniversary or octocentenary

Bradwell Church

St Lawrence the 800th Anniversary since our first Vicar Henricus, in 1223


Events confirmed celebrating the octocentenary!

DateEvent
Sunday 29th January The Rev Helen Cameron (Methodist District Chair) will preach at Bradwell Church
Sunday 26th February The Right Reverend the Bishop Alan of Buckingham will preach at Bradwell Church
Sunday 12th MarchGeoffrey Clarke URC Moderator will preach at Bradwell Church
Sunday 14th MayThe Rev Tim Norwood Anglican area Dean of Milton Keynes will preach at Bradwell Church
Sunday 25th June
The Ven Guy Elsmore, Archdeacon of Buckingham will preach at Bradwell Church
Sunday 23rd JulyThe Rev Dr Quentin Chandler, Director of Ordinands, Buckingham Archdeaconry will preach at Bradwell Church
Sunday 10th September The Right Reverend the Bishop Steven of Oxford will preach at Bradwell Church
Sunday 8th October The Rev Lisa Kerry, Regional Minister, Baptist Central Association will preach at Bradwell Church
Confirmed events this will increase as we confirm dates

We are planning events for the year possibly including (but not confirmed)

  1. Logo schools’ competition (this year)
  2. Special preachers during Sundays throughout year
  3. Church History guide book
  4. Historic music events
  5. Quorum choral service
  6. Bell ringers open day
  7. Bell ringers quarter peal
  8. Flower festival
  9. Community barbecue/hog roast
  10. Cream tea
  11. Pub Beer mats
  12. Exhibition from Bradwell Abbey
  13. Exhibition from MK Museum
  14. Link up with other churches celebrating an anniversary
  15. MK Arts Group exhibition
  16. Away day to visit URB Farm
  17. Altar cloth replacement
  18. With parish council replace pathway
  19. Commemorative Tree

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St Lawrence before the Great War, exact date unknown

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St Lawrence 1970

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St Lawrence 2011

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St Lawrence Church with pews, choir stalls and old pulpit. Date unknown.

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St Lawrence interior 2019

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Bell Ringing in the tower before the annexe and mezzanine floor were built. Date unknown

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View of the church and surrounding area 1970

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Bradwell “Beer & Bun” race which traditionally took place on Good Friday. Picture taken in 1970

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Bradwell Footbridge date unknown possibly 1920/30’s

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Map of Old Bradwell before Milton Keynes