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Broadwas on Teme: St Mary Magdelene

St Mary Magdelene, Broadwas on Teme

St Mary Magdelene, Broadwas on Teme

The Church of St. Mary Magdalene in Broadwas is in a picturesque setting, overlooking farmland and the River Teme.  It is the main church of the Lower Teme Valley parish, with the other two being in Cotheridge and Knightwick.

You will find a warm and lively community here which offers traditional services in contemporary language.  It has a 10:30 service every Sunday morning (apart from the occasional fifth Sunday), as well as an early morning Communion service every 4th Sunday of the month. The vicar is David Sherwin who is based in Martley.

For community news in the Lower Teme Valley, go here.

A brief history of St Mary Magdelene, Broadwas on Teme

Although there aren’t any documentary proofs for a church or a priest at Broadwas before 1170, there are, however, much earlier Christian connections with the early Priory Church in Worcester – predating any Cathedral. The great Mercian King Offa presented lands (in fact the bulk of the parish) in Broadwas to the Monks of Worcester as early as 786, and this was kept in demesne under the management of a steward, right through until the land was enfranchised. Read more…


St Mary Magdalene Church, Broadwas, Worcestershire, WR6 5NQ

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The deanery confirmation service, held at St. John’s church, was enjoyable and uplifting – and an ideal opportunity for the churches in the area to get together for a large gathering! It was led by Bishop Christopher Mayfield, who preached a lively and challenging sermon about what it means to live as disciples of Christ…. Read more…

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