In 1952 a young Princess Elizabeth became our Queen. In that same year, in the small Cheshire village of Woodford, a young girl called Heather, aged just 11, joined the church choir.
On Easter Day, Heather Braddock and her church family joined together in celebrating her 70 years of continual service to the choir of Christ Church, Woodford – a choir she has now run for over 20 years.
At the Easter Day ‘Easter Praise’ service, Heather was awarded a Royal School of Church Music ‘Long Service’ medal and certificate, and received from the church a surprise gift of a new music system.
Vicar, the Revd David Russell, said: "Heather’s service to the church here has been simply remarkable, and she continues to be as dedicated to our hardworking choir as she always has been. We are so grateful to her, and admire her for all that she continues to achieve."
Heather herself said: "It has been, and remains, a privilege and a joy to sing in, and serve, the choir here. Thank you to all the church family for their kindness and support. And here’s to our ongoing musical tradition here at Woodford!"