We had an extremely fascinating talk about Maundy Money from Joan Beeson, who was a recipient in Leicester cathedral in 2017. The term derives from the commandment Jesus gave his disciples (‘Mandatum’ in Latin) ‘ that you love one another’. Originally given to the poor,  the Monarch washed the feet of the recipients and gave alms. The ceremony has changed over time, any feet washing is now symbolic and special Maundy coins are given to those who have been chosen for their service to the local community and Church. The amount and number of recipients  is equal in value of the Queen’s age, 2017 was the year of Her Majesty’s 91stbirthday, 91 Maundy coins  were given to 91 men and 91 women. Joan felt very honored to be chosen