The wet weather didn't dampen the enthusiasm of the crowd which gathered on Bankside for the start of Shakespeare's Birthday festivities at the Globe.
A fanfare sounded to announce Cleopatra's arrival
Most Revd Frank Griswold greets members of the congregation at Southwark Cathedral
He reminded the congregation that St George was a Palestinian whose tomb is a place of pilgrimage. "Like St George we should embrace resurrection whatever it may demand of us.".
Sarah Wheeler of Mental Fight Club
Earlier the Revd James Buxton, who is currently away in Sinai, spoke in a filmed message to the audience about his visit to Egypt where he discovered the custom of joint Christian-Muslim pilgrimages to sites associated with St George.
Also speaking at the Mental Fight Club's St George's Day celebration were Revd Tony Lucas, who spoke about Southwark's associations with St George, and John Constable who read from his Southwark Mysteries.
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