Corpus Christi Procession returns to St Walburge’s Church

Posted on - 16th June, 2017 - 2:22pm | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, Preston News, Things to Do in and around Preston
St Walburge's Church where the procession starts and ends
St Walburge’s Church where the procession starts and ends

The annual Corpus Christi Procession will be taking place at St Walburge’s Church on Sunday (18 June).


The procession will start at 2pm and is taking place to mark the feast of Corpus Christi, which falls on 15 June to celebrate the institution of the Eucharist.

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This year the procession will journey through the nearby streets of St Walburges, located on Weston Street in Preston city centre.

The Corpus Christi Procession was revived a few years ago, and this will be the first year the celebration takes to the streets since it returned.

It will start from the entrance of St Walburge’s, an iconic landmark in Preston for its 309 ft height and its spire which is the tallest of any parish church in England.


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The route of the procession will then take to the streets and follow Walburge’s Avenue, then behind the church and take the procession into the community.

All parishes from the city of Preston, and their parish groups, are welcome on the day including schools, uniformed organisations, families, children and First Holy Communicants.

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Parishes are being invited to take part in this special act to witness faith and the Corpus Christi feast.

Car parking will be available on the day at the UCLan car park, on Pedder Street, and on St Walburge’s parish car park which is located at the end of Weston Street.

There will also be a retiring collection for food for those who need it and to cover all expenses.

Will you be taking part in the Corpus Christi Procession? Have you visited St Walburge’s Church recently? Let us know in the comments below

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