The Skinners’ Election Day Procession

Skinners' Election Day Procession

In accordance with long tradition, the  annual Skinners’ Election  Procession will take place today (*).  A new Master and Wardens will be elected in the Company’s Hall on Dowgate Hill, and afterwards all the officers and members of the Company will process the short distance to the church of St James Garlickhythe on the Thames riverfront for a special service.

(*) The Company received its Charter from Edward III in 1327.  It was originally a religious fraternity dedicated to Corpus Christi, which is why its election day is on the feast day of Corpus Christi (which falls on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday).

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