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St. Leodegar’s Church, Wyberton

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Church Lane Wyberton
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 7AF United Kingdom
01205361517 http://www.achurchnearyou.com/wyberton-st-leodegar/

The parish church is a grade I listed building dedicated to Saint Leodegar and dating from the late 12th century. Leodegar of Poitiers (also known as Leodegarius, Leger or Léger) (c. 615 AD –679 AD) was a martyred Burgundian reforming Abbot, later Bishop of Autun who became Saint Leodegarius. He was the son of Saint Sigrada and the brother of Saint Warinus. Leodegar was an opponent of Ebroin, the Frankish Mayor of the Palace of Neustria and the leader of the faction of Austrasian nobles in the struggle for control over the waning Merovingian dynasty. He was blinded, imprisoned and beheaded. His torture and death made him a martyr and saint. Very few English churches share a dedication to St Leodegar. His annual feast day is 2nd October

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