St Edburga, Leigh

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The Norman church of St Edburga at Leigh was built by Benedictine monks from Pershore Abbey in 1100, having been granted the land by King Edgar in 972 AD, and they dedicated the church to St Edburga - one of the patron saints of Pershore Abbey. Edburga, the grand-daughter of Alfred the Great, avowed a life of prayer and sanctity, rejecting the jewels and adornments of a Saxon princess. Her Feast day is celebrated on June 15th.

Set in a quiet churchyard amid ancient yews and interesting tombstones, the church has many attractive features - an imposing Early English Arcade, a Norman Font, a painted 15th century screen, several fine tombs and a 12th century stone effigy of Christ in Benediction. This is now housed in the Lady Chapel but was originally placed in a Norman Arch high on the North wall.

The neighbouring 13th century Tithe barn, recently restored by English Heritage, is the largest full-cruck barn in the country and forms part of a classic medieval grouping of Church, Tithe barn and Manor house.

Until the 19th century, Leigh parish was extensive and included the whole of Malvern Link right up to Powick. Now St Edburga's is the centre for worship for Leigh, Bransford and Leigh Sinton - each generation ensuring that the life of the Church continues

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The Revd. Anne Potter
The Rectory
Suckley Road
Leigh
Worcestershire WR6 5LE
(01886) 832355 (Vicar) or 07783 711665

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Sunday

1st Sunday - CW Holy Communion
Common Worship with choir, and hymns from Common Praise
Every first Sunday at 9:00 AM for 1 hour
Refreshments Common Worship
2nd Sunday - CW Holy Communion
Common Worship with hymns and songs from Common Praise
Every second Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
4th Sunday - Evensong
Evensong with Choir with hymns from Common Praise
Every fourth Sunday at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Refreshments Book of Common Prayer Common Worship
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Nativity service in a barn
Come along to Coles Farm, Hill Road, Lulsley and see Mary and Joseph and others from the Christmas story to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 4:00 PM for ½ hour
Family Friendly
Midnight Communion Service
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 11:00 PM for 1 hour

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Stained Glass
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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 18624
Archdeaconry: WORCESTER (421)
Deanery: MARTLEY & WORCESTER WEST (42103)
Parish Legal Name: Leigh and Bransford (420312 )
CofE Church Info: (642055 42/55)
Short URL: acny.uk/18624/
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The current editor is: Anne Potter

This page was last updated on Saturday 11th November 2017
 
 
 
St Edburga, Leigh, Worcestershire, WR6 5LB

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