St. John’s Hyde Park celebrated the 50th anniversary of its Horseman’s Sunday Service.
This festive occasion gathers the horses that use Hyde Park, including horse guards, the police and carriages, as well as other horses from across the South East of England, for a traditional blessing.
The church clergy leads hymns, prayers and a short sermon all on horseback.
Vicar of St John’s, Rev Stephen Mason, told Premier the service has become an integral part of the church and is one of the things that makes it unique.
He told Premier: “People take part in all sorts of activities while they’re waiting usually about 40 minutes for a cavalcade of horses which have been coming along St. John’s for 50 years.”