Weymouth RNLI lifeboat station carol service
This year's annual Weymouth RNLI lifeboat carol service was held on Friday 21st December.
A beautiful mild winters evening with light winds and under a full moon was the backdrop for a crowd of hundreds of people who attended the quayside service.
The service was conducted by Rev. Andrew Gough from Holy Trinity Church with Bible readings by the Mayor of Weymouth & Portland Borough Council Cllr. Gill Taylor and Lifeboat Operations Manager Malcolm Wright from Weymouth lifeboat station.
Music was once again provided by the Salvation Army.
In a change from the past and due to the refurbishment of the lifeboats mooring pontoon, the service was held in the yard next to the lifeboat station by kind permission of Mr and Mrs Smith, instead of using the lifeboat and pontoon as has been the case for many years.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.