St Thomas of Canterbury relic at St Magnus in London

A relic of St Thomas Becket, a fragment of elbow, has come from Esztergom in Hungary for a week.

Having been received at Westmister Cathedral today, the precious relic goes to Westminster Abbey tomorrow.

On Wednesday afternoon 25 May the relic moves to St Magnus the Martyr Church in the City of London where it will be displayed alongside the church’s own relic.

The arrival is at 3pm followed later by Solemn Vespers sung to the setting by Johann Baptist Schiedermayer (1779 – 1840).

St Magnus looked after the St Thomas Chapel which was in the middle of London Bridge.

St Thomas was born in the City and as Archbishop visited Southwark Cathedral at London Bridge’s south end just weeks before his murder.

Later this week the relic journey ends at Canterbury.

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