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Blessing of the Boats

Sunday 5th May 2024

The annual Blessing of the Boats inter-denominational service acknowledges the lives of those lost at sea while blesses all those who go to sea professionally or for leisure. The volunteer lifeboat crew, the Royal British Legion and Lyme Regis Coastguard are represented at the event along with the sailing, powerboat and gig clubs. Music will be provided by the Lyme Regis town band. The service concludes with wreaths being taken to be laid at sea by the lifeboat crew to commemorate those lost at sea but also to celebrate ‘relief and gratitude’ for lifeboat crews, coastguards and helicopter crews, all of whom have saved many lives.

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