Bedford River Blessing

Bedford River Blessing
When:
17th March 2024 all-day
2024-03-17T00:00:00+00:00
2024-03-18T00:00:00+00:00
Where:
Embankment
The Embankment
Bedford
UK
Cost:
Free

The annual river blessing is an ancient ritual which involves highlighting the need to care for and treasure our local waterways, and to bless those who use them! This is a short event open to all on the river bank but to paddle you need to be a Viking Kayak Club member.

Part of the ritual involves the priest throwing a wooden cross (which I made from a local fallen tree) into the river, and it’s considered good luck to be the one to retrieve it (often in a competitive fashion).

More details to follow – see Facebook for more details.