? September (Sunday) `Holy Cross Day`, Waltham Abbey
A medieval event for the town to celebrate the bringing of the miraculous Holy Cross to Waltham Abbey in 1035 by Tovi `The Proud`, standard bearer of King Cnut.
A procession of pilgrims, re-enacting the bringing of the Cross from Montacute in Somerset, will leave the Town Lock and make its way to the Abbey Church, accompanied by a Quarter Peal rung on the Abbey bells.
Medieval costume desirable but not essential.
Choral Evensong in the Abbey Church, followed by a short informal act of worship in the Cloisters.
The celebrations will conclude with cheese and wine in the church.
Procession will be under the control of marshals but participants walk at their own risk.
Saturday,7th October 2017 `King Harold day`
This is an annual event as a celebration and remembrance of King Harold the last crowned king of the Englisc, he was Patron of Waltham Abbey given to him by King Edward `The Confessor`. It is believed as Patron that King Harold was buried in front of the alter, where the Harold stone now lies.
Waltham Abbey, Essex.
we will be having a stall which is a red gazebo with our name WILCUMA on it at this important event,
with items for sale which are not all on the web-site at present.
The event starts at 1000hrs- 1600hrs, there is a procession during the early part of the afternoon
which ends up at the King Harold stone where a short ceremony takes place.
There are car-parks around Waltham.
For further information contact Tricia Gurnett the organizer on
UNFORTUNATELY DUE TO UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES THE EVENT HAS HAD TO BE CANCELLED THIS YEAR. IT IS PLANNED TO SORT THIS OUT SO IT CAN CONTINUE.
There will be a wreath laying ceremony at the King Harold headstone starting at 11.30hrs, following this there will a concert of Gregorian music in the church, you are most welcome.