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Minted Queen Give The Needy 85pence Each: Maundy Money In Photos

by | 22nd, April 2011

THE Maundy Service , saw the Queen The Archbishop of Canterbury Dr. Rowan Williams performing The Washing of The Feet ceremony during the Maundy Thursday service at Canterbury Cathedral in Kent. This is not a kink, rather an imitation of Christ at the last supper.

Over in Westminster Abbey, The Queen handed out specially minted coins in recognition of parishioners’ service to church and community.

It was also the Queen’s birthday – she was 85.

So, to mark the coincidence, 85 pensioners were given two purses each.

Red purse: £5 coin commemorating the Duke of Edinburgh’s 90th birthday and a 50p coin for the Olympics in London next year.

White purse: Maundy money – one- two- three- and four-pence coins amounting to 85p.

Riches abound. (One day earlier the folk would ahve got 84p. think on.)



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