Berwick-upon-Tweed RNLI attend Sea Sunday Service

Lifeboats News Release

Berwick-upon-Tweed attended a special service on 7 July 2019 at St John's Church Spittal.

The service was led by the Reverend Linda Chapman, which is known as Sea Sunday and is dedicated to those who are connected to working on the sea or involved in rescues at sea.

There was a good turn out from Berwick lifeboat station, whereby the Reverend praised the work of the RNLI and prayed that all those connected with the sea always came home safely.

The hymn 'For Those in Peril on the Sea' paid tribute to those who have perished at sea.

It was a moving service, with two crew members and the Press Officer doing readings as part of the service.

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For more information please telephone Hazel Bettison, Berwick RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07944757578 or Brian Cowan, Berwick RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager, on 07962003238.

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