St Chad’s Church celebrates it’s 150th anniversary on 14 January 2018.
St Chad’s Church was declared open for worship by the then Bishop of Ripon on 11 January 1868. We hope to mark the occasion next year on the nearest Sunday, Sunday 14 January at 10.30am, with “a rededication of hearts and minds”: a civic occasion with the Lord Mayor and our local MP attending. Also past clergy and readers who have served faithfully at St Chad’s over the years, as well as city-wide interfaith and ecumenical guests. It is a parade service with a bring and share lunch afterwards. We intend to celebrate all day with a festive evensong and torchlit procession around the Church for good measure. Please note that this special evening service will be at the slightly earlier time of 5.30pm that day.
In addition, on Thursday 11 January, there will be a special sponsored peal of bells and our Churchwarden, Simon Futers, is organising a 150 mile sponsored cycle ride from Lichfield (where Chad was the first Bishop of Lichfield) to Far Headingley at the end of June. The intrepid team will set off from Lichfield first thing on Friday 22 June and, all being well, cycle up the Church Drive to rapturous applause on the early afternoon of Saturday 23 June. This venture coincides with the St Chad’s Broomfield CC’s Beer Festival that weekend. We are hoping to recruit potential cyclists over the coming months from within the parish who would be up for the challenge – and who would also be prepared to come along to a few training sessions. Please contact Simon on 07510 345978