The Butterworth Charity

This event has finished Took place on: Friday, 19th Apr 2019

On Good Friday money is given to poor widows of the parish and buns to children.

It's a tradition that started in 1887, when legal publisher Joshua Butterworth established a trust to ensure the ceremony's future by establishing a trust in the sum of £21 and 10 shillings.

According to the terms of the trust:-

"On Good Friday in each year to distribute in the churchyard of St. Bartholomew the Great the sum of 6d. to twenty-one poor widows, and to expend the remainder of such dividends in buns to be given to children attending such distribution."

These days it's rare for a widow to qualify, but the buns are still handed out, and to adults as well.

Cost: Free of Charge


Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.

2019-04-19 2019-04-19 Europe/London The Butterworth Charity On Good Friday money is given to poor widows of the parish and buns to children. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2019/04/19/the-butterworth-charity-195698 St Bartholomew the Great,Cloth Fair,London,

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Location

St Bartholomew the Great,

Cloth Fair,
London,
EC1A 7JQ

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Nearest tube and train stations to St Bartholomew the Great

Metropolitan
Hammersmith & City
Circle
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Hammersmith & City
Circle
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