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  1. St Wilfrid’s Centenary Fair and Pageant
    As Bishop Roger Wilson of Chichester noted in his foreword to the pageant programme, the past century had seen profound changes in the church’s place in society: ‘During these 100 years there have ...

  2. Angle Street Baptist Chapel Jubilee Pageant
    The strength of nonconformist religion In Lancashire is highlighted in this pageant, which was part of larger celebrations held in recognition of the 50th anniversary of Angle Street Baptist Chapel...

  3. Chittlehampton Pilgrimage and Pageant
    The Chittlehampton Pageant was a strange affair. It was organised by a number of groups from within the village, as well as from other parts of the county, who were brought together by the shared p...

  4. A Christian Cavalcade
    The churches in Liverpool made a number of contributions to the Festival of Britain, one of which was this pageant with a cast of 100, performed four times in the Central Hall, Renshaw Street. The ...

  5. A Pageant of the Church in Colne
    In a year when pageants, organised by numerous organisations as well as municipal authorities, abounded across the whole of the British Isles, the town of Colne in Lancashire had the distinction of...

  6. Waverley Abbey Pageant
    This was a small-scale church pageant of the 1970s, performed by local schoolchildren. Its focus was solely on the history of Waverley Abbey.

  7. Ely Cathedral Millennium Pageant
    The Ely Cathedral Pageant was one of a number of pageants held to coincide with the millennium. Others were held in Cranford and Axbridge. John Inge, the then vice-dean of Ely Cathedral wrote in th...

  8. Exeter Fete and the Pageant of ‘A Pitiful Queene’
    ‘A Pitiful Queene’ was probably Mary Kelly’s largest pageant, and certainly her only one held in a city or a large town. Mary Kelly (1888–1951) founded the Village Dramatic Society in 1919 in her n...

  9. ‘Faith of Our Fathers’ Anglo Catholic Pageant
    Pageants were very popular with religious groups and churches during the interwar period. This is an example of one such pageant, held to commemorate the centenary of the High Church Oxford Movemen...

  10. The Historical Pageant of Faith and Freedom
    Hugh Parry, a Welsh Congregationalist minister, wrote a number of historical pageants which told the story of the emergence and growth of forms of Nonconformist Protestantism in Britain. These incl...

  11. Old Moreton 1589-1914
    In the early years of the twentieth century, Elizabethan revels held as added attractions during Merrie England-type fetes were ten a penny. However, that held in 1914 in the village of Odd Rode, C...

  12. A Grand Pageant Fayre
    In 1935, the Waifs and Strays Society (founded in London in 1881) looked after 4800 children in 106 homes across England and Wales. The Society's branch in Lancashire was established in 1890 with a...

  13. Pageant of Church History
    The Pageant of Church History was an unashamed fundraiser and was part of a larger initiative to raise money for those perennial problems of bishops the world over—namely, stopping the church roof ...

  14. Rotherhithe Church Pageant
    The Rotherhithe Church Pageant, held at St. Mary’s, Rotherhithe, was a highly anticipated event, not only in the community—where ‘humble workers’ in the district made their own costumes under the s...

  15. Preston Parish Church: A Pageant
    In 1955, the vicar of St John's parish church in Preston stated that: When William the Conqueror's Commissioners came to survey the region of Amounderness there can be no reasonable doubt that they...

  16. The Synod of Whitby, 664
    This pageant was staged to commemorate the one thousandth anniversary of the Synod of Whitby. An important landmark in the history of Christianity in Britain, the Synod saw King Oswiu of Northumbri...

  17. The Church Marches On: A Grand Pageant
    This pageant capitalised on Festival of Britain celebrations and was billed as a part of these within the town of Colne. However, given that another Festival-inspired, church-led pageant had been h...

  18. Guiseley Historical Pageant
    Whilst Virginia Woolf’s notable literary depiction of a pageant in her novel Between the Acts features an annual pageant, these were in fact quite rare. The level of organisation and time commitmen...

  19. John Wesley and the Methodist Heritage 1979
    Pageants remained quite popular with religious organizations and churches into the later twentieth century. This is an example of one such pageant. Organised by the Methodists of Luton, the pageant...

  20. Peter Mancroft Pageant
    The Peter Mancroft Pageant was Norwich’s first foray into large-scale pageantry. In fact, pageant-master Nugent Monck had been invited by Rex Rynd, the precentor of Norwich Cathedral to direct a pr...