Medieval Londoners attended church services, fasted on fast days, confessed their sins to the priest, and their only holidays were church holy days.
They were baptised in church as babies, and married in the church porch. They went on pilgrimages to holy shrines. They prayed to favourite saints to intercede for them with God. They had figures of saints in their homes and their jewellery and dress ornaments were decorated with sacred emblems or words.
They believed that only a good life, burial in consecrated ground and the prayers of others after their death could save them from purgatory or the flames of hell.