Pilgrim Memorials Around the World

Sailing of the Mayflower Plaque, Rotherhithe, Southwark, London1780 — The Mayflower Pub, Rotherhithe, Southwark, London, England
This pub was built on the site of The Shippe pub that dates back to circa 1550. The Shippe was rebuilt and renamed the Spread Eagle and Crown in 1780 and then renamed as The Mayflower in 1957.

1955 — Pilgrim Father's Memorial Church Font, Southwark, London, England
This church is the post World War II successor church to the 1788 Union Street and 1864 Buchenham Square Southwark Independent Church. The font, a gift of the church's minister, Dr. A. D. Belden (1883-1964), is fashioned out of a piece of Plymouth Rock that was originally intended as a foundation stone for the building.

1966 — Christopher Jones Plaque, St. Mary the Virgin Church, Rotherhithe, Southwark, London, England
Christopher Jones was Master (captain) and part owner of the Mayflower that in 1620 carried the Pilgrims to New England. He was not a “Pilgrim” although he played a most important part in their lives. In 1611 Jones had moved the ship from his home town and port of Harwich to Rotherhithe, then the center of England’s trade, located on the south bank of the Thames. The ship was registered there from that date until it was broken up in 1624. The last entry about the Mayflower in the Port of London Customs Book for “Christopher Jones, of ‘The Mayflower’” was in October 1621. Jones died in 1622. His grave was lost and a new memorial was erected to him in the year of the 375th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage. The plaque reads “THE MAYFLOWER / Christopher Jones, Master and part owner / was buried in this churchyard, 5th March 1622. / This Tablet was erected on the occasion of the / 250th Anniversary of the Consecration / of this Church”

'Sunshine Weekly and the Pilgrim’s Pocket' Statue, Rotherhithe, Southwark, London1995 — Sailing of the Mayflower Plaque, Rotherhithe, Southwark, London, England
The People of the London Borough of Southwark placed a plaque commemorating the sailing of the Mayflower under the command of Rotherhithe’s Christopher Jones. The round blue plaque reads: “London Borough of Southwark / Sailing of the Mayflower / In 1620 the Mayflower sailed from / Rotherhithe on the first stage of / its epic voyage to America / In command was Captain/Christopher Jones / of Rotherhithe / Voted by the People”

Unknown — “Sunshine Weekly and the Pilgrim’s Pocket” Statue, Rotherhithe, Southwark, London, England
This life sized statue depicts the astonishment of a 17th century Pilgrim and a boy reading a 1930’s comic, whilst a frisky Staffordshire Bull Terrier clamors for attention. The pilgrim’s pocket contains an A-Z, dated 1620! The statue reflects the area’s past connection to the Pilgrims. Erected by the Mayflower Tenants Assn., Sunshine Weekly and the Pilgrim’s Pocket.