PARISH of WIGMORE ABBEY
St Mary Magdalene. Leintwardine
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. This church has been awarded cultivates a God's Acre Project in the churchyard. The liturgy used is Common Worship. Two new Misericords  (2010 & 2012) 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. The Sun has linked up with the neighbouring 'Fiddlers Elbow' fish and chips shop, you can put in an order for fish and chips and have it delivered to you in the Sun before continuing your tour of our churches. In 2012 a second new Misericord was added, this records the work and sporting activities of the village Butcher 'Dougie Griffiths'. Look carefully into the shop window, there you will see Dougie's Coracle. Coracling on the river Teme has long been a sport enjoyed by residents of Leintwardine