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Byline: RNLI Angle lifeboat station was among venues across the world which hosted special services to mark Sea Sunday.
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It’s the day when churches and communities unite to remember seafarers and pray for them, their families and those who support them.

As well as raising money to help those who work at sea, the day was celebrated worldwide with services, parades and ship blessings.

The Mission to Seafarers charity works tirelessly to provide help and hope to seafarers in distress in 71 countries worldwide. In 260 ports, every day, the world’s 1.5 million crew men and women look out for the Mission’s ‘Flying Angel’ flag.
RNLI Angle’s celebration on Sunday (12 July) took the form of a service, led by the Rev Geoffrey Howell, Team Vicar for the Monkton Rectorial Benefice, who was accompanied by the Team Vicar in Pembroke, the Rev Canon Roger Jones, and the Rector of the Monkton Rectorial Benefice, the Rev Paul Nash.

The service was held alongside the lifeboat slipway, with the station’s Tamar class all weather lifeboat Mark Mason awaiting her next call-out.

The address was given by the Rev Geoffrey Howell and The Lord’s Prayer and Intercessions were led by Canon Roger Jones. The Dismissal and Blessing were given by the Rev Paul Nash.

The readings were by Sara Hirst and John Allen-Mirehouse, RNLI Angle Lifeboat Operations Manager, and musical accompaniment for the hymns was provided by Lay Reader Sally Denman. Particularly poignant was the singing of the seafarers’ hymn, ‘Eternal Father, Strong to Save’.

Donations at the service were in aid of the RNLI. The Angle station, which was founded in 1868, is one of 237 RNLI lifeboat stations around the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. The charity is independent from Government and relies on voluntary contributions and gifts in wills for its income.

Earlier in the day, Sea Sunday was also celebrated at Angle’s small 15th Century Seamen’s Chapel of St Anthony in the grounds of St Mary’s Church. The service was led by the Rev Geoffrey Howell and donations were in aid of the Mission to Seafarers.

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The photo shows the Rev Geoffrey Howell (centre) with the Rev Paul Nash (left) and Canon Roger Jones (right); Lifeboat Operations Manager John Allen-Mirehouse, Coxswain Lewis Creese, Deputy Launch Authority Julian Hammond, crew members and visitors. Behind them is the station’s Tamar class all weather lifeboat Mark Mason.
Photo: RNLI Angle.

RNLI media contacts

For more information please telephone Ted Goddard, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, Angle, on 01437 763675 or Danielle Rush, Public Relations Manager (Wales & the West) on 07786668829 or 01745585162 or by email: danielle_rush@rnli.org.uk or RNLI Public Relations on 01202336789

Byline: RNLI Angle lifeboat station was among venues across the world which hosted special services to mark Sea Sunday.
Page Content:

It’s the day when churches and communities unite to remember seafarers and pray for them, their families and those who support them.

As well as raising money to help those who work at sea, the day was celebrated worldwide with services, parades and ship blessings.

The Mission to Seafarers charity works tirelessly to provide help and hope to seafarers in distress in 71 countries worldwide. In 260 ports, every day, the world’s 1.5 million crew men and women look out for the Mission’s ‘Flying Angel’ flag.
RNLI Angle’s celebration on Sunday (12 July) took the form of a service, led by the Rev Geoffrey Howell, Team Vicar for the Monkton Rectorial Benefice, who was accompanied by the Team Vicar in Pembroke, the Rev Canon Roger Jones, and the Rector of the Monkton Rectorial Benefice, the Rev Paul Nash.

The service was held alongside the lifeboat slipway, with the station’s Tamar class all weather lifeboat Mark Mason awaiting her next call-out.

The address was given by the Rev Geoffrey Howell and The Lord’s Prayer and Intercessions were led by Canon Roger Jones. The Dismissal and Blessing were given by the Rev Paul Nash.

The readings were by Sara Hirst and John Allen-Mirehouse, RNLI Angle Lifeboat Operations Manager, and musical accompaniment for the hymns was provided by Lay Reader Sally Denman. Particularly poignant was the singing of the seafarers’ hymn, ‘Eternal Father, Strong to Save’.

Donations at the service were in aid of the RNLI. The Angle station, which was founded in 1868, is one of 237 RNLI lifeboat stations around the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. The charity is independent from Government and relies on voluntary contributions and gifts in wills for its income.

Earlier in the day, Sea Sunday was also celebrated at Angle’s small 15th Century Seamen’s Chapel of St Anthony in the grounds of St Mary’s Church. The service was led by the Rev Geoffrey Howell and donations were in aid of the Mission to Seafarers.

Note to editors

The photo shows the Rev Geoffrey Howell (centre) with the Rev Paul Nash (left) and Canon Roger Jones (right); Lifeboat Operations Manager John Allen-Mirehouse, Coxswain Lewis Creese, Deputy Launch Authority Julian Hammond, crew members and visitors. Behind them is the station’s Tamar class all weather lifeboat Mark Mason.
Photo: RNLI Angle.

RNLI media contacts

For more information please telephone Ted Goddard, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, Angle, on 01437 763675 or Danielle Rush, Public Relations Manager (Wales & the West) on 07786668829 or 01745585162 or by email: danielle_rush@rnli.org.uk or RNLI Public Relations on 01202336789