St John’s Eve Crossbones Vigil

Saturday 23rd June

Gather in the street by the gates on Redcross Way, 6.45 for 7pm Crossbones Vigil for the Outcast.

This month we enter the 15th year of these Vigils, held on the 23rd of every month since June 2004, making this the 169th consecutive Vigil. We come together to honour the outcast, dead and alive, to renew the shrine at the gates, to reclaim the secret history as revealed by The Goose to John Crow – and to share our own acts of senseless beauty, love and restoration.

This month we also celebrate St John’s Eve, the traditional English midsummer festival, a night of magic…

Jennifer will conduct the Vigil with a little help from our friends of Crossbones – including you! Feel free to bring a memento or totem to tie to the gates, a poem, song or short personal testimony to share.

‘Goose may your spirit fly free!’