St Werburgh

Wembury Litany Desk
Litany Desk at Wembury (PWDRO 116/44 with permission of Pinwill family)

Litany Desk – Photograph (PWDRO 116/44); 1938

This litany desk bears charming carvings, related to the legends associated with St Werburgh, in which the saint is shown with geese, while three fish and more geese in a basket feature on the cross-bar. It is in memory of the Revd Anyon Herbert Duxbury, vicar of Wembury 1923-36. A faculty for the litany desk was granted in 1938 (PWDRO 729/70).

Sources

PWDRO 116/44 Photograph. Wembury. Litany Desk.

PWDRO 729/70 Faculty. Wembury. Litany Desk.