A Thousand Years of Praise and Prayer

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This booklet was originally published in c1985 and is probably the most comprehensive publication about the history of Westfield Church.

It reminds us that before the stone building was built , whose anniversary is celebrated this year, there was probably a Saxon church or gathering of Christian worshippers in Westfield (Westewelle) long before the Norman invasion.

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Acknowledgements from page 2:

"This booklet has been compiled from various sources with special acknowledgement to the first “Story of Westfield Parish Church” compiled and prepared by a former vicar, the Rev. R. A. Leonard. Some of the illustrations have been done by the Westfield Art Group, but the main research and instigation came from the Rev. Edwin Wilkinson, vicar from 1979 to 1987.

The cover photo by courtesy of Mary Fraser

The back-cover painting by Hilary Jacob (inspired by a survey of the churchyard completed by the W.I. in 1984)"