RNLI Berwick-upon-Tweed Chaplain leaves for pastures new

Lifeboats News Release

Berwick RNLI had their last Sea Sunday service on 29 July with the Reverend Matthew Knox.

The last Sea Sunday Service wit the Reverend Matthew knox

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Berwick RNLI Sea Sunday service

The Reverend Matthew Knox has been Berwick's RNLI Chaplain for the past seven and a half years.

He has been there for the lifeboat family, marrying, baptising and sadly also for when the station has lost someone.

He's blessed the charity's lifeboats and prayed over volunteers, for the safe return of the crew, when saving lives at sea.

As he moves to pastures new - the station wishes him and his family 'all the very best'.

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Reverend Matthew Knox at Lifeboat naming ceremony

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Lifeboat naming ceremony
Reverend Matthew knox blesses Berewick's new inshore lifeboat

RNLI/Hazel Bettison

Blessing Berwick inshore lifeboat

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