Jun 26

Canon-gets-Blown-away-by-surprise-party

Byline: Canon John Glover, Rhyl RNLI's station chaplain, was treated on his last visit to the station
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John is retiring as Vicar of Rhyl, and also as the station chaplain after many years in the role. He was taken on exercise on the all-weather lifeboat "Lil Cunningham" to the North Hoyle wind farm. As part of the exercise, John (who is also the skipper of a canal narrowboat) took the helm of the lifeboat to expertly rescue a crew member as man overboard from the lifeboat.

On his return to the crew room, John was met by applause from family, friends, crew and civic dignitaries, who had assembled to wish John well in his retirement. Peter Robinson, who was Coxswain of the lifeboat for many years, said " John will be a hard act to follow, especially for his unique style in saying 'Grace' before the annual crew dinners, and for his presence at social events".

John was presented with a souvenir of his time with Rhyl RNLI by present Coxswain Martin Jones, and John's wife was also presented with a floral memento.


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