Crossbones Vigil and Isis-Magdalene Festival

Tuesday 23rd July, gather 6.45 for 7pm Vigil in the street by the shrine in Redcross Way

The 182nd consecutive Vigil held at Crossbones Graveyard to renew the shrine, to remember the outcast, dead and alive, and to reconnect with The Goose and her Mysteries.

We perform simple, secular rituals – lighting the open pathways, tying mementos and ribbons to the gates: ‘Here lay your hearts, your flowers, your Book of Hours…’ culminating in an unconditional blessing ‘Goose may your Spirit fly free!’

Our 23rd July Vigil is traditionally associated with Isis, the Egyptian Goddess of Love and Healing whose festival fell at this time of year, and with Mary Magdalene, whose feast day is on 22nd July.

At the heart of the Vigil is space for creative offerings and short personal testimonies by artists and outsiders from all walks of life. You may like to bring a short poem, song or personal testimony to dedicate to Isis, Mary Magdalene, The Goose and her Outcast Dead.

FREE! Donations welcome