|Where:||Edgmond, Shropshire at St Peters Church on the High Street|
|When:||Sunday on/first after 29th June|
Church Clipping events are ancient ceremonies where the congregation encircle their church, with its origins a little uncertain but probably in luck-bringing for the year ahead; the name comes from an old word meaning “to embrace”. At Edgmond their claim is to have the longest running event of this kind and it takes place each year on the Sunday following the patronal festival of St Peters Day. The church is surrounded by hand-clasped parishioners and their service for St Peter also takes place on this day.
St Peters Day is 29th of June so the festival takes place in late June or early July – if 29th June is a Sunday that’s when the event is held otherwise it’s the first Sunday following 29th.
In 2017 it will be on Sunday 2nd July.
Click here for the church website : http://www.stpeterschurchedgmond.org/festivals_3.html
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