Title ID 2222Collection ID184
Title[Maria Procession]
Date[ca. 1957]
CollectionAlbany Cine Club
Genre/TypeAmateurCine/Video clubIndependent AmateurNon-fictionActuality/Factual
ThemeCine Club Film-making
KeywordsReligious Activities Religious Buildings Religious Festivals
LocalHaywards Heath
RegionalWest Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionAlbany Cine Club [?]
FormatStandard 8mm Colour Silent
Duration12min. 2sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This amateur film features a Catholic religious procession at a church in Haywards Heath, with the group carrying a statue of St Maria. People associated with the Roman Catholic Church in Haywards Heath are seen processing from the church; they carry various banners and religious symbols. A religious ceremony is then conducted in the grounds of a large house.


The film opens with shots of a small memorial, three prayer benches are arranged in front of it. Shots of a religious procession exiting Haywards Heath Catholic Church, the procession includes members of the congregation; shots of people in the procession gathering around the small memorial. The procession moves off along a street, people carry banners with religious imagery. The people assemble in a large garden from where various religious ceremonies take place; the Bishop sits in a decorated chair. Nuns and girls dressed in white dresses can be seen outside an old building; people carry a statue; children present the Bishop with flowers. Further shots of people filing out of the Catholic Church; a statue of Saint Maria is carried by women in the procession, it is placed on the ground and decorated with flowers. The film ends with shots of people in the procession.