Lifeboat Blessed

Lifeboats News Release

The annual blessing took place with a large congregation in the boathouse for the event.

Rev Anthony blesses the lifeboat and its volunteers

RNLI/Richard Martin

The Blessing
The event has ran for many years and signifies the start of the annual lifeboat week culminating in Lifeboat Day on Sunday 31st July 2022.

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.

The blessing was performed by lifeboat chaplain the Reverend Anthony O'Grady.

Refreshments were provided at the end of the event by the Fundraising Team.

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For more information please telephone Richard Martin, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer Newbiggin on 07980 010544 or [email protected] 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 gathering for the blessing

RNLI/Richard Martin

In the boathouse
Our Coastguard colleagues joined us for the blessing

RNLI/Richard Martin

The blessing

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