Blessing of the River Thames

Annual blessing of the River Thames

This service is shared with the Parish of St Magnus the Martyr (in thre London Diocese) which stands at the alignment of the medieval bridge on the north side of the River Thames.  Processions leave both the Cathedral and St Magnus' at about the same time and meet in the centre of the bridge which is both the diocesan and Cathedral parish boundary. 
It has to be remembered that the medieval bridge was not just a roadway but a place on which people lived and traded and worshipped and so was a real part of both of our parishes and both parishes have the ongoing pastoral care for users of the bridge and of the river it crosses continues to this day.  Prayers will be offered for all those who use the bridge or ply the waters.
If you wish to join us for this service please meet at the middle of the east side of London Bridge or meet at Southwark Cathedral or St. Magnus the Martyr for the procession by the clergy of each church to the bridge at approx 12.15pm.