This Sunday 8 May is the annual Punch & Judy Sunday at St Paul’s Covent Garden.
The first recorded Punch & Judy show was outside the church on 9 May 1662. So next year is the 350th anniversary.
There is a procession about 10.30am before the 11am Parish Mass. Mr Punch usually appears in the pulpit.
The all day festival of Punch & Judy shows from around the country ends at
4pm with Choral Evensong.
See page 168.