St Neots Special Well. St Neot is located in South East Cornwall, the village nestles in a sheltered valley on the southern edge of Bodmin Moor,
In Cornwall, many special wells are named after the local saints.
They were vital in the life of the local communities, the water would be used in many ways by the church, a water stoop by the door, was used by the parishioners to wash their hands as a sign of cleansing before entering the church.
The same water was used to sprinkle on those who were oppressed by evil spirits, there is nothing like Holy water for ridding one of evil spirits. Of course this special water was used during child baptism which was a must.
Now these wells were known by Christians not as Holy wells, but special wells, for Christians it was appropriate to only call YHWH Holy. Like Jesus said, only God is Holy.
These wells are built with steps going down into the water. The waters found in these special wells have healing properties and are known as living waters given by God.
This well at St Neot had a manifestation of an angel who was seen sitting on top of the well. Many years ago the villagers would take their sick children to this well to be healed in the name of Jesus Christ.
This well reminds me of the pool of Bethesda.
Jesus came again to Jerusalem at the time of a feast, and He went among the people at the pool of Bethesda.
There were sick people there, for it was a pool to which people came for healing.
There was at times a moving of the water in the pool of Bethesda, and there was a angel who went down at a certain season into the pool and troubled the water.
Whosoever then first, after the troubling of the water, stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had.
So you see there were special wells at the time of Jesus Ministry on earth and there are special wells today where people may go and receive healing but not by an angel but only in the name of Jesus Christ.