Churches of Belbroughton, Fairfield & Clent
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Belbroughton, Fairfield and Clent Benefice Revd Canon Sue Oliver is the new Curate in charge for Belbroughton and Fairfield.  In 2015, The Bishop of Worcester announced that Richard Newton had been appointed Associate Priest for the Clent Benefice. Revd Richard Newton has a special responsibility for Clent in addition to his role as Rector of St John the Baptist with St Saviour's Hagley.  Holy Trinity, Belbroughton Holy Trinity, Belbroughton is a “Doomsday Book” Church; a fine medieval building with a long and worthy history. Belbroughton was at the core of the North Worcestershire scythe-making district. Many of the mills of the area were formerly blade mills used for sharpening them, after a scythesmith had forged them from iron, with a thin strip of steel along the cutting edge. From the late 18th century until about 1870, the Waldron family of Field House Clent were the leading manufacturers. They were succeeded by Isaac Nash, whose business finally closed in about 1970. Scythes were formerly not just made in Belbroughton, but also several adjacent parishes, including Chaddesley Corbett. St Mark, Fairfield Fairfield was a chapel of ease to Belbroughton, first erected in 1854. Fairfield, a manor in Belbroughton parish, Worcester; 3 ¼ miles N of Bromsgrove. It forms a curacy with Belbroughton; and has a post-office under Bromsgrove. St Leonard, Clent St Leonard’s is a pretty, rural church, set below the south flank of Clent and Walton Hills, in the north of the county of Worcestershire. This parish has its own website here. **  Chapel of ease A building used for religious worship created (a) for the ease of inhabitants living some distance from the parish church or (b) to ease pressure on increasing numbers in the parish church. Sister Churches Welcome to our sister churches, who are also being looked after by Revd Canon Sue Oliver: St Peter, Broome St James the Great, Churchill St James the Great, Blakedown