Barmouth lifeboats blessed at Dedication Service

Lifeboats News Release

The annual re-dedication service for Barmouth RNLI lifeboats, conducted by the Reverend Canon Bethan Bailey, was held on Sunday afternoon, 28th August.

The all-weather lifeboat, the Moira Barrie, was on display and a congregation of volunteer crew, local supporters and visitors assembled in front of the boathouse for a service of dedication of the Barmouth Lifeboats.

The Reverend Bailey welcomed everyone to the service and invited the congregation to join in a minute’s silence of reflective prayer and thought for the two young lives lost in Barmouth on August 7th.  A service of hymns, prayers and readings followed and Rev Bailey reminded those gathered of the very important role the lifeboats serve in our seaside community.  The service concluded with a prayer for the families of those bereaved, for the safety of all those rescued and for the crews who risk their lives to save others.

As the service ended, the pagers rang and the D Class Inshore Lifeboat the Clive Tanner  was called out to a 14 year-old female swimmer in difficulties off Benar Beach. The volunteer crew immediately launched at 3.42 pm but were stood down at 3.59 pm when it was reported that the swimmer had been brought ashore and was safe and well.

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