Welcome to The Friends of St Eadburgha's
CARING FOR OUR 12th CENTURY CHURCH
St Eadburgha's Church is Broadway's only Grade 1 listed building and it can be found about one mile outside the village on Snowshill Road. The building and churchyard are the responsibility of the Parochial Church Council (PCC) based at St Michael and All Angels, which was built in 1840. Since then, St Eadburgha's fell into disrepair until, in 1916, substantial repair work was carried out, including a new roof.
The Tower dates from the 14th century and the current bells date from the 17th century. It is said that a former peal of bells, which was removed and buried by monks from Pershore Abbey during the Dissolution, owed their sweet tone to the silver that was added to the melt during manufacture. Alas, their burial place has never been found.
In 1969, The Friends of St Eadburgha's was established as a charity with the object of assisting in the care and preservation of the Church and Churchyard. To meet the ongoing needs, the Friends contribute funding to the PCC. Recent projects have been new oak pews following the flood in 2007 and a new organ in 2019.
There is a small team of volunteer cleaners, gardeners and flower arrangers who give generously of their time to ensure that the Church and grounds are ready for the many visitors we receive from all over the world.
New volunteers are always needed and will be made most welcome. Why not come and meet the team any Thursday at 10.30?
Monday - Sunday: 10am - 4pm
Every day of the year.
However, for the time being, Covid-19 has caused the church to be closed until restrictions are lifted.
Normally, Sunday Evensong at 6pm
from Easter Day to Harvest
Our events calendar will be published as soon as we are able. Watch this space.
Please Join Us
Your support would be most appreciated, particularly by joining The Friends with an optional annual subscription of your choice. (£20 is a popular figure.)
Alternatively, you may wish to consider supporting our work by making a one off donation or including a bequest to St Eadburgha's as a legacy.
Other sites that may be of interest:
St Michael and All Angels' Church with St Eadburgha's Church, Broadway & St John the Baptist, Wickhamford