All welcome at annual Blessing of the Boats

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Wreath will be taken out in in the bay to remember all those lost at sea following the Blessing of the Boats ceremony

THE annual Blessing of the Boats service will be held on Sunday, May 6 at Lyme Regis Lifeboat Station.

Starting at 3pm, the inter-denominational service will be led by the Vicar of St Michael’s Parish Church, the Reverend 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 power boat club will all be represented.

The service celebrates Lyme’s seafaring traditions and remembers all those lost at sea. It will conclude with wreaths, including one from the Royal British Legion, being taken out to sea by the lifeboat crew.

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Francesca grew up in Lyme Regis and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2011, having gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University.

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