Archbishop Of York confesses he's a fan TV series featuring Redcar RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

A self-confessed fan of the TV series Saving Lives At Sea, Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York welcomed Redcar RNLI to a Church of England "Come and See" event on Saturday 14 March 2020.

Photo of Howard Smith, Deputy Launching Authority, Redcar RNLI with Dr John Setamu, Archbishop of York

RNLI/Right Reverend Paul Ferguson Bishop of Whitby

Howard Smith, Deputy Launching Authority, Redcar RNLI (left) with Dr John Setamu, Archbishop of York

Howard Smith, Deputy Launching Authority at Redcar RNLI met The Archbishop while attending the event in the Trinity Centre, North Ormesby.

Howard Smith said: ‘Redcar RNLI was personally invited to attend and I was extremely proud to represent not only the Redcar RNLI station but the whole of the RNLI and its volunteers.

'The Archbishop spoke very highly of the work of the charity and he was very grateful that we'd attended his event to share the Come and See experience.

'He also said that he's a huge fan of the BBC2 series Saving Lives at Sea!’

The volunteer crew at Redcar RNLI has features several time in the television series, which has just come to the end of its fourth season.

More information on the Church of England's "Come and See" events came be found at


Notes to editors:

Attached image shows Howard Smith, Deputy Launching Authority, Redcar RNLI (left) with Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York. Credit RNLI/Redcar

Redcar lifeboat station has been operating since 1802

Redcar currently operates a B-class lifeboat named Leicester Challenge III, paid for by the people of Leicester, and an IB1-class lifeboat named Eileen May Loach-Thomas, paid from the legacy of the late Mr Nick Thomas of Shropshire

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