Big turnout for Lyme harbour-side service

Lyme Regis lifeboat crew members Mark Colley (left) and Jon Broome with the wreaths during the bless

Lyme Regis lifeboat crew members Mark Colley (left) and Jon Broome with the wreaths during the blessing before taking them to sea. Photo by Richard Horobin - Credit: Archant

Wreaths blessed before being taken out to sea by the lifeboat crew

The Vicar of Lyme Regis, the Rev Jane Skinner addresses RNLI crew and coastguards on the slipway du

The Vicar of Lyme Regis, the Rev Jane Skinner addresses RNLI crew and coastguards on the slipway during the blessing of the boats service. Photo by Richard Horobin - Credit: Archant

Around 200 people formed a harbour-side congregation for yesterday’s (Sunday) annual blessing the boats service in Lyme Regis.

The town’s vicar, the Rev Jane Skinner, led the inter-denominational service at the RNLI lifeboat station.

Wreaths representing the RNLI, fishermen, the Navy and The Royal British Legion, were blessed and then taken out to sea by the lifeboat crew.

Mayor Sally Holman read the lesson and was accompanied at the service by town councillors.


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The town band provided music for the hymns.

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