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12 January 2014

Watch the Blessing of the Thames

In what has now become an annual ceremony, the clergy and congregations of Southwark Cathedral and the Church of St Magnus the Martyr London Bridge, meet on London Bridge at 12.30pm today for a short service to bless the River Thames.

The climax of the service sees a wooden cross thrown into the Thames, as a symbol of the baptism of Jesus, which is traditionally celebrated on the Sunday after the Epiphany.

For more, see http://www.stmagnusmartyr.org.uk/events/special-notice/blessing-thames-london-bridge-following-pontifical-high-mass-11am or http://www.london-se1.co.uk/whatson/event/15128/blessing-of-the-river-thames

^Picture © Andrea Vail used under a Creative Commons license^

1 comment:

  1. This reminds me of Venice, only not as colourful.
    Londoners should go onto the river in small boats.