Wixoe, St Leonard

St Leonard is the patron Saint of prisoners, and only a couple of Suffolk churches are dedicated to him. Despite the entirely 19th century windows, the church is clearly of Norman origins and the walls slope significantly towards each other as they approach the east. Perhaps there was once an apse. The bell-turret is a tribute to the proximity of Essex, and inside the south porch the doorway confirms your theory about the Normans.

The Victorians undertook a major restoration and the overwhelming feeling inside is of 1880s gloom. This isn't as dull as it sounds, for the church is neat and well-kept, and provides a document of, and testimony to, parish life over the last couple of centuries. The only medieval survival is the font, but there are a couple of nice 18th century memorials, including one with a splendid skull.

(With thanks to Simon Knott - http://www.suffolkchurches.co.uk/wixoe.htm)

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Pentecost Sunday 2023 (Online Holy Communion)

for 5 days, 9 hours, 30 mins

The Great Fifty Days of Eastertide reaches its conclusion with the Feast of Pentecost. It is the day when the Church celebrates the arrival of the promised Holy Spirit. Pentecost is regarded as the birthday of the Christian Church, and marks the start of the Church's mission to the world

If you are unable to attend one our services across the Benefice in person, you are warmly invited to join in with our Rector, The Revd Mark Woodrow, from your own home, as he celebrates Pentecost with Holy Communion from the Vicarage.

The readings for today are Acts 2:1-21, and John 7:37-39.

The hymns for today are, Come down, O Love Divine; Holy Spirit, and, Living breath of God.

A service booklet to accompany this service can be downloaded below.

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The Benefice is delighted that The Rt Revd Dr Mike Harrison (Bishop of Dunwich) will be leading a Benefice Service on Sunday 14th May at 9am in Hundon.

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