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Crossbones Blessing and Bards


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The Dean of Southwark, the Very Revd Andrew Nunn, conducts a blessing of Crossbones Garden of Remembrance, followed by a performance and picnic for St Mary Magdalene Day.

12.30pm Garden opens. Procession from Southwark Cathedral. Join the procession on the west side of the Cathedral or gather at Crossbones to greet it.

1pm Blessing: 'Act of Regret, Remembrance, Restoration' honouring the women who worked in medieval brothels licensed by the church yet were buried in the unconsecrated Crossbones Graveyard.

1.30pm Cross Bones Bards
Poems from The Southwark Mysteries, the secret history of The Goose at Crossbones, by John Constable with Michelle Watson. Also featuring Kirsten Morrison, Cunning Folk

2.30pm Magdalene Feast with impromptu performances
Celebrating St Mary Magdalene's Feast Day. Light refreshments provided. Please bring cushions for your comfort and a tasty treat to share.

4.30 Closing ceremony 5pm Garden closes

Presented by Friends of Crossbones, supported by Bankside Open Spaces Trust (BOST) and C.G. Hacking and Sons Limited, with thanks to Southwark Cathedral.

When
  • 12.30pm-5pm
  • FREE
Where

Cross Bones Graveyard
Redcross Way, London, SE1
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