Wedding-Blessing-is-all-at-sea1

Byline: AN RNLI lifeboat volunteer took the plunge yesterday by having her wedding blessed onboard a lifeboat.
Page Content:

Jill McCormick, 35, a navigator and inshore lifeboat helm at Tynemouth lifeboat station, married Simon Lee, 31, a Royal Navy submariner and Chief Petty Officer and had their wedding blessed by Tynemouth RNLI chaplain Rev. Timothy Duff on board the all weather lifeboat Spirit of Northumberland in a moving ceremony attended by over a hundred of the couple’s friends and relatives.

Jill, originally from Scotland, said: ‘I wore my yellow lifeboat wellies under my dress which was really funny and I was steady on the boat but some of the bridesmaids were clinging on as they’re terrified of water!’

Despite worries about the lifeboat actually being at the station for the blessing, due to a ‘shout’ just an hour before it was due to start, everything went perfectly to plan.

Jill, originally from Scotland and a fisheries officer with the Environment Agency, met Simon three years ago  Simon has just completed a mathematics degree and is due to start Royal Navy officer training at Dartmouth College in September.

Adrian Don, spokesman for Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat station, said: ‘Jill’s a long-serving and respected crew member so the crew of Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat station were delighted to hold the blessing on the lifeboat’.

Ends

Picture Captions: 20 July 2013 North Shields, UK, Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat volunteer crewmember Jill McCormick has her marriage to Simon Lee blessed onboard the Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat ‘Spirit of Northumberland’.

Media Contacts

For more information please contact Adrian Don, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, on 07834 731833.

Byline: AN RNLI lifeboat volunteer took the plunge yesterday by having her wedding blessed onboard a lifeboat.
Page Content:

Jill McCormick, 35, a navigator and inshore lifeboat helm at Tynemouth lifeboat station, married Simon Lee, 31, a Royal Navy submariner and Chief Petty Officer and had their wedding blessed by Tynemouth RNLI chaplain Rev. Timothy Duff on board the all weather lifeboat Spirit of Northumberland in a moving ceremony attended by over a hundred of the couple's friends and relatives.

Jill, originally from Scotland, said: 'I wore my yellow lifeboat wellies under my dress which was really funny and I was steady on the boat but some of the bridesmaids were clinging on as they're terrified of water!'

Despite worries about the lifeboat actually being at the station for the blessing, due to a 'shout' just an hour before it was due to start, everything went perfectly to plan.

Jill, originally from Scotland and a fisheries officer with the Environment Agency, met Simon three years ago  Simon has just completed a mathematics degree and is due to start Royal Navy officer training at Dartmouth College in September.

Adrian Don, spokesman for Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat station, said: 'Jill's a long-serving and respected crew member so the crew of Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat station were delighted to hold the blessing on the lifeboat'.

Ends

Picture Captions: 20 July 2013 North Shields, UK, Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat volunteer crewmember Jill McCormick has her marriage to Simon Lee blessed onboard the Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat 'Spirit of Northumberland'.

Media Contacts

For more information please contact Adrian Don, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, on 07834 731833.