Thursday, January 20, 2011

Isle of Man people to receive the Queen's Maundy alms

Forty Manx residents are to receive Maundy money from Queen Elizabeth II for the first time.

They will be among the 85 recipients who will receive the Queen's Maundy alms on 21 April, Her Majesty's 85th birthday, at Westminster Abbey.

The Bishop of Sodor and Man, the Right Reverend Robert Patterson, said it was a historic occasion for Manx people.

The ceremony on Maundy Thursday, the Thursday before Easter, dates back to the Middle Ages.

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