September 26th, 2016

Stepping back in time at historic Bromsgrove church’s heritage day

Updated: 7:01 pm, Sep 18, 2015

HUNDREDS of people visited Bromsgrove’s historic St John’s Church on Saturday (September 12) as it opened its doors for Heritage Open Weekend.

There were baptism, marriage and burial records for people to look through, stalls to browse, cream teas and history walks.

The tower trips were ever popular and local Poet Jenna Plews was on hand to write a bespoke poem for families.

Children enjoyed finger printing family trees and everyone was invited to leave a family name on a pray tree which was used in the closing community service, led by Rev Ray Khan, to celebrate the town and its oldest church.

Rev Khan said: “We had a fantastic day, looking at the local history of Bromsgrove at so many different levels. Talking to visitors it was good to know that they all saw St John’s as their church and a building that plays an important part in the town. It was a fun-filled and fabulous day.”

The day was hailed a success with in excess of £500 being raised for church funds.