Blessing of the Boats service at Lyme Regis

PUBLISHED: 15:01 27 April 2018 | UPDATED: 09:20 01 May 2018

Lyme Regis Lifeboat crew members carry wreaths at last year's Blessing of the Boats service. Picture: RICHARD HOROBIN

Lyme Regis Lifeboat crew members carry wreaths at last year's Blessing of the Boats service. Picture: RICHARD HOROBIN

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Hundreds are expected to join in prayers for those who go to sea

Hundreds are again expected to line the harbourside for the annual Blessing of the Boats service at Lyme Regis.

It takes place on Sunday (May 6) at the RNLI lifeboat station on the Cobb.

Starting at 3pm, the inter denominational service will be led by the Vicar of St Michael’s Parish Church, the Rev Jane Skinner.

The town band and the Harbour Voices shanty singers will feature in the open air service to which all are welcome.

Members of the volunteer lifeboat crew, the coastguards, the gig club, sailing club and powerboat club will all be represented.

The service will conclude with wreaths, including one from the Royal British Legion, being taken out to sea by the lifeboat crew.

* The annual Blessing of the Boats service acknowledges and blesses those who go to sea professionally, or for fun, and remembers those who have lost their lives to the waves.

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