St. Mary Magdalene Leintwardine is the largest of our churches. It is built partly within, and partly on the Vallum of the Roman settlement of Bravonium. The foundations are Saxon and Norman but the main part of the church is 13th and 14th century. The Lady Chapel was formerly the Mortimer Chapel. This was built by Roger de Mortimer in order for the masses to be said. These were offered for his and his wife's soul and also those of his mistress, Queen Isabella, and her husband Edward II. The church contains fine early 15th century oak choir stalls, benches and misericords* which came from Wigmore Abbey after the dissolution of the monastries. In the vestry there is also a large monument to General Sir Banestre Tarleton (1833), with a military still life.
Several new Misericords have been installed Carved by local craftsman Andy Pearson
A recent addition (in 2010) to the church is a newly carved Misericord. The scene depicts life in 'The Sun Inn' and Flossie Lane long time proprietor. The Sun is one of the last 'Parlour Pubs' in England and well worth an evening visit.
Dougie Griffiths. Long time butcher and coracle sailor
Representing the musicians of the Parish
Revd. Marcus Thompson Macausland Priest, car mechanic and enthusiastic cider maker
St. Mary Magdalene Leintwardine