Martyrs Walk: Old Bailey to Marble Arch 2012

In London’s 100 Best Churches there are several mentions of the annual Tyburn Walk from the Old Bailey to Marble Arch.

It was started in 1911 and every year a silent procession has followed the route of the Roman Catholic martyrs who were dragged from prison to the gallows at the top of Edgware Road.

Stops are made at St Sepulchre’s, St Etheldreda’s, St Anselm & St Cecilia and St Patrick’s.

The custom was even maintained during the Second World War thanks to Mgr John Filmer who completed the route alone each year.

This year’s event, which takes place whatever the weather, is on Sunday 24 June starting at 2pm.

Marble Arch will be reached at 4.30pm when the Tyburn Convent will be open.


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