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St George’s Day procession led by dragon

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A dragon led a procession of over a hundred people from St George's Cathedral to St George the Martyr Church.

St George’s Day procession led by dragon
Dragon in Southwark Bridge Road
St George’s Day procession led by dragon
Dragon stops in Borough High Street
St George’s Day procession led by dragon
Choir singing at play in Tabard Street Piazza

The procession on Saturday afternoon, part of the St George in Southwark Festival, began with prayer at the cathedral, led by the dean Canon Richard Hearn, and ended with a play about St George and the dragon in Tabard Street Piazza.

The drama, written and directed by Sarah Harding, involved a cast from four schools: St George's, St Jude's, St Joseph's and Charles Dickens.

St George the Martyr parish priest Jonathan Sedgwick announced the launch of a music academy at the church to enable young people to enjoy music alongside professional players.

Those present included Cllr Lorraine Lauder, representing the Mayor of Southwark, Cathedrals ward councillor Adele Morris and Bermondsey & Old Southwark MP Neil Coyle.

St George's Day services are at St George the Martyr on Sunday at 11am and St George's Cathedral on Monday at 6.30pm. Catalan festivities take place in Borough Market on Sunday afternoon.

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