Blessing the Waters at Mudeford

Next Sunday 9 May is Rogation Sunday when parishes beat the bounds and bless crops praying for a good harvest.

At Mudeford the harvest is salmon so on Sunday afternoon Helen Griffiss, parish priest at All Saints, will be rowed out into the The Run where she will bless the sea and throw a cross into the water.

There will be a brass band on the quay to lead the hymns.

The annual service starts at 3.15pm. A good place to stand is the beach at the end of the Spit.

Those walking that way at the weekend may wonder where to start. The good news is that from Saturday 29 May there will be Yellow Bus route 40 from Christchurch and Bournemouth calling at Hengistbury Head.

See pages 55 and 63.

About Leigh Hatts

Leigh Hatts is an experienced walker and has known the local coastline since childhood. He is the author of many successful walking guides.
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