The Annual Pilgrimage to Canterbury took place on Saturday November 10th where a number of Knights many accompanied by their partners (175 in total) enjoyed our Special Service in the East Crypt of the Cathedral.
The Most Worthy Grand Master Sir Melvyn of Wudplumpton addressed the congregation prior to the start of the service and then presented a cheque on behalf of The Commemorative Order of St Thomas of Acon for £3500 to the Canterbury Cathedral Restoration Fund which equates to £1 for each member of the Order
The Pilgrimage Service was then led by The Most Eminent Grand Prior Sir Michael of Seasalter (Michael Harradine) and The Right Worthy Grand Preceptor of South Eastern Counties Sir Brian of Baldwins Hill (Brian Previtt).
Sir Melvyn concluded the service by thanking everyone for their participation on a very wet November Saturday.
From a personal perspective, it was my first visit and I found the day very moving and worthwhile, gave me an opportunity to meet several other Knights and obtain my “Chuffs”. I went to the Cathedral Evensong after our service which again was a very enjoyable service.
Sir Geoffrey of Esplavis