A cavalcade of horses and riders from Hyde Park and beyond gather outside St John’s, Hyde Park Crescent. The vicar appears before the congregation on a horse for the traditional blessing of the horses.
Starting with the Sunday morning Festival Eucharist with special guest Mrs Custard leading Kids' Club at 10am.
The heavens are telling – Creation – J. Haydn
Ready to ride – trad. spiritual – arr. K. Burton
A Fugal Concerto – G. Holst
with choir, flute, oboe and string quartet
After the 10am service festivities continue outside with
The Blessing of the Horses
when more than 60 horses process up to the Church and the Vicar conducts a service with music and address. The entire event is surrounded by a Village Fête including bake sale, food, children's games, Jazz music and much much more.