Lifeboat Blessing at Newbiggin

Lifeboats News Release

The annual blessing of the boats took place at Newbiggin lifeboat station today.

Blessing of the lifeboat 2018

RNLI/Richard Martin

Lifeboat Blessing at Newbiggin
The event has ran for many years and signifies the start of the annual lifeboat week culminating in Lifeboat Day on Sunday 22nd July 2018.

Once again the service and blessing was well supported with the popular Salvation Army and St Marks singers taking a role also.

After the service the Ladies Fundraising Team provided refreshments for the gathered guests.

ENDS


RNLI media contacts
For more information please telephone Richard Martin, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer Newbiggin on 07980 010544 or richard_martin2@rnli.org.uk or Nicola Quinn Regional Media Manager – North East & East telephone 07810 658 072 email nicola_quinn@rnli.org.uk or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789

If you would like to find out more about Newbiggin lifeboat station, its volunteers and its heritage then take a look at the local website


The Salvation Army singers in song

RNLI/Richard Martin

Lifeboat Blessing Service
A full boathouse for the service

RNLI/Richard Martin

Lifeboat Service Blessing
The Vicar and Salavtion Army Captain at the lifeboat

RNLI/Richard Martin

Lifeboat Service Blessing
Some of the Ladies Fundraising Team with the Vicar

RNLI/Richard Martin

Lifeboat Service Blessing

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