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Leigh: St Edburga

St Edburga, Leigh

St Edburga, Leigh

The church of St Edburga’s is the centre for worship for Leigh, Bransford and Leigh Sinton. It is named after a grand-daughter of King Alfred the Great, who preferred a life of sanctity to Saxon royalty. The village (like Bransford) is named in the Domesday Book.

Today, it offers a mixture of traditional and contemporary worship, with a service once a week.  A robed choir sings at all services apart from the All Age/Family Communion and there is a strong emphasis on musical soirees.


A brief history of St Edburga, Leigh

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 15thRead more…

For more details of the history of the parish, go here.


Location

St Edburga Church, Leigh, Worcestershire, WR6 5LB


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