Witness a Knighting Ceremony
Shining Armour. Mysterious Ceremonies. Twilight. Honour and Pride. The stuff of yore!
Yes?….No!…. the Abbey Museum hosts a Knighting Ceremony straight from the pages of a history book. Knights. Swords. Candlelight. And mystery.
The tradition of the Knighting Ceremony is a time that marks an immense change for a young knight. It symbolises the end of a dangerous and unyielding period of training, and the elevation into an elite international Brotherhood. A knighthood can be declared upon any deserving person, by a Knight, through a traditional ceremony, or much simpler methods such as a punch to the chest, or tap on the shoulder.
A popular time for Knighting Ceremonies to occur is on the eve of a tournament, battle or joust, as they provided the newly Knighted a chance to show the others they had “earned their spurs”.
Don your best Armour or finest gown and head into the Abbey Church and witness a page in history.
When: Friday 13th July, on the eve of the Abbey Tournament.
Where: The Abbey Church, Caboolture