Monday, 7 September 2020

Remembering the Mayflower

 

On Friday night we were privileged to be part of a wonderful Mayflower commemorative cruise along the Thames to Blackwall (where the pilgrims embarked in 1620), that included 17th century music, an escort through the precints of the Tower of London by the Yeoman of the Guard, the scattering of roses on the river in memory of the 102 pilgrims and the reading of their names, together with prayers and readings from the King James Bible, just 9 years old in 1620.
 
 
 There were two boats, the sailing barge shown, and a larger City Cruises vessel that carried most of the party, including the group from St James, from this boat I and the other ministers led the act of commemoration and thanksgiving. A most memorable evening.




And here is our Bermondsey Daily Message about the voyage of the Mayflower:


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