Bixley

Bixley church has a unique dedication to the 7th century abbot St Wandregesilius of Fontenelle. In the Middle Ages we know that it was an important centre of pilgrimage as it had a wonder-working image of the saint. Each year, on the feast of St Wandregeilius, there was an annual pilgrimage to the shrine made by the priests and students of Mettingham College. Sadly, at the reformation the image was destroyed and the size of the parish of the church diminished. In 2004 the church was set on fire by vandals, however it is still accessible and there is a tangiable air of holiness about the place even in its ruined state. The church is approached by a long track which gives the impression of being a little oasis on the edge of city of Norwich.