The Queen visited Christ Church yesterday to present coins to elderly people who have worked hard for their community at the Royal Maundy Service. The service was held at Christ Church Cathedral for the first time since 1643.
She was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh in Christ Church cathedral to distribute the coins in a tradition which dates back hundreds of years.
Eighty seven men and 87 women, to mark the Queen's 87th year, were given two purses of money, one red and one white. The red purse contained a £5 coin and a 50p coin commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Queen's coronation in 1953. The white purse held the famous Maundy money, silver one, two, three and four penny pieces equal to 87 pence.
Eighty seven men and 87 women were handed Maundy money by The Queen. The recipients were recommended by clergy and ministers of all denominations in recognition of their service to the Church and the community in the diocese of Oxford.
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