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Press and News - 3rd February 2009

Percy Nunn to receive Maundy Money From the Queen


Percy Nunn

We are delighted to announce that one of the Bansfield Benefice's parishioners, Percy Nunn, is to receive Maundy Money from the Queen.

The Queen is to visit St Edmundsbury Cathedral, in Bury St Edmunds, to present the Royal Maundy during a special service on Maundy Thursday (9th April 2009). Her Majesty, accompanied by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, will hand out silver coins to 83 women and 83 men to represent every year of her life.

The Royal Maundy service used to take place in London but since early in her reign the Queen has chosen to present the coins in a different cathedral every year. This year the host Diocese is to be St Edmundsbury and Ipswich. The silver coins are handed to pensioners in recognition of their service to the church of their community. Percy's name was put forward by the Diocese and he was subsequently chosen by Buckingham Palace to receive the Maundy Money. The ceremony itself dates back to 1670.


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