Wednesday 26 April 2017

Shiny red noses at Clowns International service for Joseph Grimaldi

Clowns attend the Clowns International annual Joseph Grimaldi memorial service
Clowns attend the Clowns International annual Joseph Grimaldi memorial service

Dozens of adults and children with shiny red noses and wearing multicoloured suits attended the annual memorial service for Britain's best-known clown, Joseph Grimaldi.

The brightly-dressed congregation gathered at All Saints Church in Haggerston, Hackney, east London, for the 71st Clowns International annual Grimaldi service on Sunday.

Worshippers sang hymns including Give Me Joy In My Heart and said the Clown's Prayer.

The service was first held in 1946 at the now-demolished St James' in Pentonville Road, Islington, where Grimaldi, who died in 1837, is buried.

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