28.11.2018

Southwark Tree Planting Ceremony

St George the Martyr churchyard on Borough High Street

The London Borough of Southwark invites you to attend an interfaith tree-planting at St George the Martyr churchyard on Borough High Street at 3pm on Wednesday, 28 November.

Please RSVP here

This is in honour of Henry Jessey, a priest at St George the Martyr who, as a member of the Pilgrim Fathers (Brownist) church, campaigned as early as the 17th century for toleration of all religions, including Jews and Muslims, and in particular campaigned for the readmission of Jews into England.

2020 is the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower sailing across the Atlantic. The Mayflower story and Southwark’s role in that historic voyage are deeply intertwined. Rotherhithe, Bankside and Bermondsey have strong Pilgrim-Mayflower links from the first Brownist Church and other Pilgrim churches, to the place Christopher Jones, the captain and many of the crew lived.