Magna Carta River Relay 2015

Monday, 15th June 2015 was the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta at Runnymede. As part of the celebrations, a flotilla rowed down the river Thames, led by the Queen’s Rowbarge, Gloriana, from Bisham Abbey to Runnymede on the weekend of 13th and 14th June.

This included rowing right through the Thames Valley Circuit from North-West to South-East. Over half of its 12 churches are within one mile of the Thames, with the one furthest away around 2½ miles. The pictures in this gallery were taken by members of the circuit on Day 2 as the flotilla rowed from Oakley Court, Bray, to Runnymede.

This gallery is intended as a fitting tribute from this circuit which has, at Old Windsor, a Methodist Church just a mile away from where Magna Carta — renowned worldwide as a symbol of democracy, justice, human rights and the rule of law — was signed.

Gloriana at Boveney

Gloriana at Boveney

Charter Bearer at Boveney Lock

At Windsor Riverside

Sea Rangers

Gloriana at Windsor

Gloriana at Windsor Castle

Dove at Windsor

Gloriana at Windsor

Gloriana at Windsor

Approaching Old Windsor Lock

Masie approching Old Windsor Lock

Salter's Company

Salter's Company gives way to Endless Daze

Fancy hats as well as decorated boats!

The Charter

Lady Mayoress


At Old Windsor

Not quite so fast now …


The Barber's Cutter and …

Worshipful Company of Barbers and Surgeons

Sea Scouts

Sea Rangers, etc.


River hoodies? No! Charter Bearers


Passing through Old Windsor

Pulling together

Colenorton Dragons

Dragon boat at Wraysbury

Dragon boat at Wraysbury

Gloriana at Wraysbury


En route for Runnymede

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