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CHURCHES AND CHAPELS


Braydeston was at one time a separate village from Brundall and in fact bigger, but in 1891 the civil parishes amalgamated.
Braydeston is still an ecclesiastical parish with an isolated church on Braydeston Hills.  The boundary between the
two villages is very tortuous and seemingly illogical.  Both Brundall and Braydeston churches are part of the
Yare Valley Churches, and at least one service takes place on Sundays in Braydeston Church. 

Braydeston Church

The correct title of Braydeston Church is St Michael and All Angels.
What appears to be a road over Braydeston Hills has now become a track and is just a footpath.
Cattle are sometimes to be seen grazing on the Hills.  To the left of this track is another which
goes straight to Blofield Church, about 600 yards away.


Inside Braydeston Church

The interior of the church is very light with the sun streaming in through the large windows on sunny days.


Brundall Church in 1900

Brundall Church, or St Laurence's, is very small and nowhere big enough to serve the present population.
However, it has a thriving congregation and undertakes many activites, especially for young people and the elderly.
This photograph dates from about 1900.

St Laurence Church in 2007

This picture of St Laurence Church was taken in 2007.  You can see the west extension
which was built in the mid 20th Century and dedicated in 1963.


Font
                        at Brundall Church

The font dates from the 13th century, and is the only lead one in Norfolk and one of only about 30 remaining in Britain. 


Interior of Brundall
                      Church in 2007

This photograph of the interior of the church was taken in 2007.  You can see on the left of the picture,
the memorial window to those who fell in the First World War.  For more photographs and information
about Brundall Church, see our book 'St Laurence, Brundall - a parish church and its people through time'.
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St Clements Chapel

St Clements Chapel, which was situated on the left near the top of Station Road, was founded in the 12th Century.
It was finally demolished in in 1820.  Norfolk Archaelogy has in recent years undertaken some 'digs' nearby,
the results of which should become available during the next few years.


Westfield Mission before the fire

This little chapel, Westfield Mission, is to be found down Golf Links Road, just off Highfield Avenue.
It was opened on 24th January in 1934, probably a Boulton & Paul design,  At the end of April 1991
disaster struck when the chapel was completely destroyed by fire in a suspected arson attack.


Westfield Mission in 1992

By November of the following year, such was the faith of the small congregation that they were

able to have a new chapel built designed by one of their number, Peter Dean, an architect.
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