'A Celebration of Faith'

posted by: Joan | on: Tuesday, 15 March 2016, 13:47

Waltham Abbey Church

Waltham Abbey Church

The Abbey Church of Waltham, Holy Cross and St Lawrence is the parish church of the town of Waltham Abbey, Essex. It has been a place of worship since the 7th century. The present building dates mainly from the early 12th century and is a fine example of Norman architecture. To the east of the existing church are traces of an enormous eastward enlargement of the building, begun following the re-foundation of the abbey in 1177. In the late middle ages, Waltham Abbey Church was one of the largest church buildings in England and a major site of pilgrimage, and is still an active parish church for the town.

The Reverend Peter Smith, Rector of Waltham Abbey said how delighted he was to welcome everyone to this special service, not only to celebrate 140 years of faithful MU service to families and communities but to the Commissioning of Judith Meaden as Mothers’ Union Diocesan President along with Canon Edward as Chaplain, the Trustees, Officers and Speakers. Reverend Peter said that it was a very special year for the Mothers’ Union and that the theme of the service would be ‘A Celebration of Faith.’ He said that we gather to celebrate, give thank and to be inspired by God as we seek to follow him in whatever way he calls.

Revd Peter Smith  photo by Maggie Radcliffe

Revd Peter Smith photo by Maggie Radcliffe

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