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PARISH COUNCIL EVENTS

Scheduled Meeting of Parish Council

Location: Virtual Meeting on Zoom

Date: Tue 23rd June 2020

Time: 7:30pm

Register to join by 22nd June

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MISCELLANEOUS EVENTS

 

Chelwood Community Fund

A charity that provides grants to

local community projects.

Open for applications now.

Download application guidelines here.

Download application form here.

 

Pilates

Location: Chelwood Village Hall

Suspended until further notice

Date: Weekly Wednesday

Time: 6:00pm

VILLAGE HALL EVENTS

Badapple Theatre Company

Elephant Rock

 ‘Postponed until September’

 

 Whist

Suspended

 

Words&Wine

Suspended

 


CHURCH EVENTS

Church service time:

St Leonard’s

Suspended until further notice.

 

PLEASE

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And Letter from  Rev Denise

 

 

 

 


St LEONARD's CHURCH
St Leonard's Church
 

Welcome to St Leonard's Church website.

The church is dedicated to St Leonard, who was born in 559. The son of an officer of Prince Clovis, he entered a monastery as a young man near Orleans in France and later founded his own in the forest of Pauvain. For certain miracles performed for the queen he was granted permission by Clovis to release all the prisoners he visited and is therefore regarded as the patron saint of prisoners.

The foundations of the church and certain features are probably Norman but the main structure is 14th Century, the tower being rebuilt in 1722. Although the architecture is chiefly plain there are a number of nice features. The Norman font was made from a block of Dundry limestone around 1125 and the ironwork can still be seen which locked the cover, lest witches stole the holy water. The detailing on the corbels on the ends of the south arcade is 14th Century-vines leaves over a female head to the east, fig leaves to the west. The south windows contain many fragments of 16th Century Flemish glass.

Whilst Bristol traded extensively with the Low Countries it is curious how such glass reached such a remote a spot. It is likely that the former tower was in better style, for there are few villages in Somerset which do not have a superb tower. : It seems there was great rivalry between villages as to the height and decoration of church towers. Spires are rare- but ten in the county.

In Somerset we have an incomparable heritage and St Leonard’s Church with its roots deep in history, is a fundamental part of this.

CHURCH SERVICES at St LEONARD's CHURCH.

Rev Denise Calverley is Priest In Charge. If you wish to contact her please do so at dmcalverley@icloud.com or 07849821588.
Church Service: 4th Sunday 10:00am




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