Holy Communion, Corpus Christi, Laxton Hall, Northamptonshire | 1978. .
Documentary photographer Czesław Siegieda recorded life in a Polish community in England from 1970 to the 1980s.
Since the 1970s, Corpus Christi events have been held at Laxton Hall where a mass usually takes place in the afternoon and then followed by a procession in the grounds. .
These annual gatherings had not only a religious significance, but were also important socially for Poles in England..Corpus Christi (Boże Ciało) is a Catholic feast celebrated as a public holiday in Poland. It is the day when the Catholic Church commemorates the practice of Holy Eucharist, or Communion.
Laxton Hall is a Grade II* listed building located between Laxton and Corby, Northamptonshire and is a residential care home for the Polish community. It is staffed by the Polish Sisters of Mary Immaculate, an order long recognised for their humanity, compassion and specialised care for Polish community groups, the vulnerable and dispossessed. The Polish-speaking Sisters are sent from the Mother House in Poland, and are experienced in care for the elderly, particularly those who have been affected by events of World War II.
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