Welcome to the St Edburga's Leigh page. St Edburga's with St John the Baptist's, Bransford serves the parish of Leigh and Bransford within the Worcestershire West Rural Team. Our vicar is the Reverend Anne Potter and her details can be found below.
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.
After this extended period of not being able to visit and worship in our churches around WWRT, we are pleased to be able to confirm that in line with the Government's recent announcement and after following the Archbishops' guidance to ensure the health and safety of congregations that St Egburga's will be open for private prayer commencing on the 28th June. The church will be open on Sundays and Wednesdays between 10am and 6pm.
St Edburga's will next open for public worship is for Harvest Evensong on Sunday 11th October at 6.00pm.
<span style="font-size: 1rem;">The parish of Leigh and Bransford is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Worcester’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.</span>