30 – May : Beating of the Bounds
All Freemen and their guests will be made most welcome at the annual Ascension Day procession at All Hallows’ Church. The procession is led by pupils of St Dunstan’s College, and, during a walk of the ancient parish boundaries of All Hallows’ by the Tower with St. Dunstan’s in the East, the extremities of the parish (including the River Thames) are literally beaten with sticks!
The procession begins at 4.15pm accompanied by the robed officers of the Water Conservators’, Bakers’ and World Traders’ Companies, Tower Ward Club, and the Ward’s Alderman and Common Councilmen, along with the Doggett’s men of the Watermen & Lightermen’s Company.
Dress code: Smart, but weather-dependent.
Cost: None, but a collection is taken during evensong, which begins at 6pm