The Bishop of London has joined the congregation of St Saviour, Warwick Avenue and the community of Little Venice for a special service and the blessing of the canal boats of the Paddington Basin as part of the annual ‘Canalway Cavalcade’.
The day began as the Bishop led a mass at St Saviour’s, which included
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh attended the traditional Maundy Thursday Service at Westminster Abbey in London. The Monarch, who is celebrating her 85th birthday, distributed Maundy money to 85 men and 85 women. Each recipient is being recognised for their service to the church and the community.
In Britain today, the Queen follows a very traditional role of giving Maundy Money to a group of pensioners. The tradition of the Sovereign giving