Blessing the River Thames

Where: London, on London Bridge
When: Sunday after 6th January
Time: 12.30pm



The parishes of Southwark Cathedral (on the South bank ) and St Magnus the Martyr (on the North bank) meet in the middle of London Bridge, and each January the clergy of both churches process to this point and perform a short religious service during which a wooden cross is cast into the river. The custom has only been established during the twenty-first century but harks back to the ancient ceremony in the Orthodox church of throwing a cross into the waters on the Sunday after Epiphany.

Helpful Hints

In 2018 it will be on Sunday January 7th.

Clcik here for the Southwark Cathedral website & Calendar :

Click here for the St Magnus the Martyr website :

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