King’s Lynn to celebrate its mystic Margery Kempe
King’s Lynn Minster is hosting a series of events to celebrate the 650th anniversary of the town’s medieval pilgrim and author.
The 650th anniversary of the birth of Margery Kempe is coming up in 2023. King’s Lynn’s famous daughter was at once a spiritual mystic and a European pilgrim. She was also a colourful character.
As yet there is no focal point for Kempe in the town, and the Minster is trying to address this. A piece of sculpture has been commissioned to be placed in the nave of the Minster, which is now scheduled for February.
There will also be talks, book launches, a community project, a Margery Kempe corner with a book display, and a special Evensong. Talks start in October 2022. Do browse the programme below and look out for more information on social media. Some tickets for events will be available on the door.
Eldred Willey, 28/09/2022