Leaving Aljambra

Duncan, Jean, John, Ann, Ray & myself went to Aljambra Chapel yesterday, 21st September, for the festivities before the temporary closing of of the Chapel.  It was a sad day after us being there as part of the Anglican Church for twelve years.  The Chapel is being completely renovated and yesterday there was a paella and drinks before the service to bless Mary. She was then transferred to the church in San Francisco square in Albox for safe keeping until her return to Aljambra. The photos below show Mary being carried by local residents on her plinth escorted by horses. There is also a picture of the bell which is going to be installed in the new bell tower. 

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Leaving Aljambra



    

     Article and photographs by 

     Val Weller