A new booklet has just been published by the Friends of St Laurence, Blackmore. It coincides with the 900th Anniversary Celebrations of the foundation of a church in Blackmore back in 1114. The full colour 24 page brochure has contributions from three local historians, an artist and photographer. It will be available from this coming weekend price £3.00.
The weekend's celebrations have a medieval flavour, with a Medieval Parade from the Village Green at 11.00am on Saturday 7 June 2014 to begin a Medieval Fayre in the church grounds, which will continue until 4pm. The Essex Police Band will be making an appearance at 2pm. Then in the evening for ticket holders there will be a Medieval Feast in the church, starting at 7pm.
A Pentecost and Celebration Service will be held on Sunday (8 June) at 11am, when the preacher will be The Venerable David Lowman, Archdeacon of Chelmsford. The Service will include the re-dedication of a stained glass panel depicting the martyrdom of St Laurence. This glass has been restored using funds from the Friends of St Laurence. There will be a Songs of Praise Service at Horesfayre Green at 6.30pm.
The events begin this Friday, 6 June, with a Family Musical Evening in the church from 6.30 to 8.30pm: music and drama, refreshments, free entry.