Our friends at St John’s have asked us to publicise this very popular event as follows:49th Horseman’s Sunday18th September 2016 (10am to 2pm)St John’s Hyde Park
Running since 1967 in the Hyde Park Estate, the horses of our local stables will once again gather for their annual blessing outside St John’s, Hyde Park. This festive occasion gathers the horses that use Hyde Park, including horseguards, the police and carriages. Once assembled in front of the church, the vicar appears on horseback fully robed for a traditional blessing. Surrounding all the horsing around is a traditional village fete including refreshments, jazz music, cake stall and many children’s activities. A great day for the whole family it is not to be missed. A festival eucharist starts at 10am including Bach’s Jesu joy of man’s desiring, with outdoor fete, service and cavalcade following. It’s all packed up by 2 o’clock, so don’t be late.
Contact telephone: 020 7262 1732
Here’s our Spring News Poster which you can also see on the HPEA noticeboard on Kendal Street, outside Le Pain Quotidien.
Celebrating its 45th anniversary, Horseman’s Sunday continues a tradition started in 1968, when the stables in Hyde Park were threatened with closure. From horseback, the vicar of St John’s Hyde Park will bless a cavalcade of horses. Festivities begin with a traditional Anglican service at 10 o’clock followed by the cavalcade and outdoor fete with refreshments, stalls, a jazz band and family activities. Come and enjoy this quirky and fun day out for the whole family in the centre of London.
at St. John’s Church, Hyde Park Crescent, W2 2QD
You will probably have seen the road closure signs up already around Connaught Village – Wednesday 19 June is the day, and with a bit of luck there may be sunshine!
The Connaught Village Summer Festival starts at 2:30pm and runs right through to 8pm. There will be all the usual fun – street performers, art shows, live food demonstrations, children’s entertainers – and of course the legendary dog show.
The HPEA will have a stall where you can meet members of the committee, join up, buy tickets for our garden party on Saturday 22 June, and find out more about our campaigns. Come and find us on Connaught Street, near the Duke of Kendal pub – see you there!