Broadway

 

Anglican: St Eadburgha


The old parish church of Broadway, now about a mile south of the town. Earliest parts are the Norman nave and chancel and there is work from later periods. The building remains almost unaltered since the opening of St Michael's church in the village centre in the 19th century. 
The church is open daily (Ref Parish Website) and features in both Simon Jenkin's England's 1000 Best Churches and Betjeman's Best British Churches (2011 Edition).

                                                    Broadway St E Ext June 2011

Broadway_St_Eadburgha          Broadway St E Int Feb 2009

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Websites:                 Grade I Listed Building:  Listing details here.
                                  English Heritage List for England:  Click here.
                                  Parish Website.  Broadway with Wickhamford.
                                  A Church Near You.

 

Anglican: St Michael and All Angels


Located in the centre of the village, St Michael's replaced the old parish church of St Eadburgha. (See above)  Built in the Early English style by Harvey Eginton in 1840.

Broadway_St_Michael          Broadway St M Ext Feb 2009

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Websites:                Grade II Listed Building. Listing details here.
                                  English Heritage List for England:  Click here.
                                  Parish Website. Broadway with Wickhamford.
                                  A Church Near You.

There are 5 "new build" churches in Worcestershire by Worcester Architect Harvey Eginton, 1809-1849.

Other Worcestershire Parish Churches in this area are: Childswickham,   Wickhamford,   Evesham Deanery

 

Roman Catholic: St Saviour


Built c1828 as a Benedictine chapel but the façade is of 1850 when the building was taken over by the Passionists. The parish website (see below) has an excellent and detailed history section.

Broadway_RC           Broadway_RC_interior

                                                   St Saviour's Church from old undated postcards.

Broadway RC  Aug 2014          Broadway RC Int Aug 2014

                                                            St Saviour's Church, August 2014.

Website for St Saviour's Roman Catholic Church, Broadway.

Broadway Methodist Church.


High Street.  Originally built in 1811 and remodelled in 1860.

Broadway Methodist Aug 2014          Broadway Methodist Int Aug 2014

                                                        Broadway Methodist Church, August 2014. 
No website details available.

Broadway United Reformed Church.


High Street.  Built in 1843 to replace an earlier Congregational chapel of 1798. Considerably altered in 1961 when the roof was lowered and a gallery removed. 

Broadway URC Aug 2014          Broadway URC Aug 2104

                                                         Broadway United Reformed Church, August 2014.

Broadway United Reformed Church Website.

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 References and some further sources:

Aiken, John. Census of Religious Worship, 1851: The Returns for Worcestershire.
Bridges, Tim. Churches of Worcestershire (2005)
Brooks, Alan, and Nikolaus Pevsner. Buildings of England: Worcestershire  (2007)
Morgan, Paul. Inspections of churches and parsonage houses in the Diocese of Worcester in 1674, 1676, 1684, and 1687 (1986)
Noake, John. The Rambler in Worcestershire or, Stray Notes on Churches and Congregations.  Volume III:  (1854)
Ransome, Mary. The State of the Bishopric of Worcester, 1782-1808  (1968)

 n.b. Full details of these books are on bibliography and sources page

 Websites:        British History Online:   Entry for Broadway.
                          Family History Website.

                          

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