Leigh (Manchester) Henry Travice Charity

Where: Formerly at Leigh, Greater Manchester at St Mary's Church
When: Formerly Maundy Thursday
Time: Formerly 7.30 pm


Henry Travice died in 1626 and left funds in his will to give a portion of rent from his property to charity. £10 doesn’t go so far in the twenty-first century so until recently the sum was divided between the vicars of Leigh, Atherton and Tyldesley  and was handed out by Henry’s grave. When the charity began, this was in the churchyard but as the church was subsequently extended over the grave, it later took place inside the church. It happened every Maundy Thursday at the start of the evening service of Holy Communion.

Helpful Hints

There’s a brass plaque in church with the history of the bequest.

This event last took place in 2014.

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