Keyworth Parish celebrates 750 years

The church of St Mary Magdalene, Keyworth, will be celebrating 750 years as a parish this year with a History and Flower Festival and special services over the
weekend of the feast of St Mary Magdalene, from 20th–22nd July.

Records show that Hugo de Barri became the first Rector of Keyworth in 1268. Before that the church was within Plumtree Parish and the current Rector of
Plumtree, the Revʼd Trevor Kirkman, will preach at a special Songs of Praise Service on the Saturday evening, to be attended by the Bishop of Sherwood, the Rt Revd Tony Porter, local MP Ken Clarke, and the Mayor of Rushcliffe. Archdeacon Sarah Clark will preach at a Festival Eucharist for St Mary Magdaleneʼs day on Sunday.

Fr Tom Meyrick, the 47th Rector, said: ‘This anniversary is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the multitude of people who have been important in the church’s life. As we celebrate the history of the parish, we are reminded that thechurch in Keyworth is not a matter of buildings, but of the people who are the
living stones that make up the Church.”

History Exhibition & Flower Festival: 21st and 22nd July.
Songs of Praise: Saturday, 21st July at 6 p.m.
Festival Eucharist: Sunday, 22nd July at 10.30 a.m.

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