Islanders Show Support For Lifeboat In Annual Service

lifeboat ceremony 2014Around a hundred islanders and visitors showed their support for the RNLI by attending the annual lifeboat service last night.

They sang hymns with seafaring themes including ‘Will Your Anchor Hold’ and ‘Let the Lower Lights be Burning.’

Canon Paul Miller and Reverend Charlie Gibbs offered prayers for those who “brave the raging seas to rescue those in peril.”

Reverend Gibbs then encouraged the lifeboat crew to stand in front of the crowd, before he went on to bless them and call for three cheers for the volunteers from the congregation.