Silk offerings are blessed at St. Michael's Abbey in Farnborough, Hampshire.
Cataloguers note: The commentator says that the silk blessed by the bishop will be used in the months to come to make the robes for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.
Silkworm blessing in Farnborough, Hampshire.
L/S of St. Michael's Abbey through trees (2 shots). M/S Abbey pan to procession of monks followed by silk workers. M/S Churchgoers with various offerings (3 shots). M/S Monks proceeding into church. M/S From inside church monks entering (2 shots). C/U Bishop giving smock to another Bishop. M/S Congregation. M/S Deity walking towards chair. M/S and C/U monk swinging incense burner.
M/S Bishop sitting on chair. L/Ss people walking forward with offerings. C/U Bishop receiving gifts and passing them on camera pans with monk taking offering away. L/S Bishop accepting offerings. C/U Woman with offering presents it to bishop who gives it to monks. C/U Bishop blessing silkworm eggs. M/S Monk putting gift on altar. C/U Audience. C/U Monks etc. praying, pan to altar laden with gifts.