Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Maundy Thursday (9 April 2009)

This Thursday is known as Maundy Thursday in the Christian calendar. On this day, Queen Elizabeth will attend St Edmundsbury Cathedral in Bury to present Maundy purses to 166 Suffolk pensioners.

Each recipient will be given two purses – a red purse containing a £5 coin celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Accession of Henry VIII and a 50p coin to mark the founding of Kew Gardens, and a white purse containing 83p in Maundy coins.

You can read more about Maundy Thursday on our website.

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