Lymm Rushbearing

Where: Lymm, Cheshire starting at the Village Hall on Pepper Street and ending at St Mary's Church
When: Sunday nearest August 12th
Time: 4pm


Lymm is one of the few locations in which the once-common custom of rush bearing still takes place. Back in the days when churches had cold earth floors, the annual renewal of rushes on the floor for cleanliness and warmth became an occasion for celebration. Most of the surviving customs are in the northeastern corner of England and some involve rushcarts and flower covered bearings. At Lymm, as well as the Thelwall Morris Dancers in their flower bedecked hats, you can expect to see a procession including local WI members, councillors and civic officials and members of the Youth Club all carrying rushes, banners and garlands to the church, where a special service follows. The parish church is dedicated to St Mary, so the festival is held near her feast-day in August.

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In 2018 it will be on Sunday 12th August.

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