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Sea Service on Lifeboat Green

On Sunday evening (31st July 2011) a very special Service of Praise and Thanksgiving to celebrate 150 years of Selsey RNLI was held in glorious sunshine on Lifeboat Green, Selsey.

A huge crowd assembled to take part in a memorable service conducted by Father John Harrington (Custos of St Mary’s Hospital, Chichester and Chaplain of Selsey Lifeboat Station) assisted by Pastor Bob Rule (East Beach Evangelical Church) and the Rev. Andy Lowe (Minister of Selsey and Felpham Methodist Churches).

On this very special 150 anniversary occasion the address and blessing was given by the Bishop of Chichester, the Right Reverend Dr John Hind. Lessons were read by Clive Cockayne (Lifeboat Operations Manager), Martin Rudwick (Selsey Lifeboat Coxswain) and Ros Bonham (Chairman Selsey Lifeboat Association). Music was provided by the Chichester City Band conducted by WO2 Ross Hunt RM.

At the end of the service Father John in his capacity as outgoing Chaplain of Selsey Lifeboat presented the Station with a splendid icon of Saint Nicholas (Patron Saint of Sailors). In return Coxswain Rudwick presented Father John with a framed letter of thanks from Paul Boissier, Chief Executive of the RNLI and a signed framed photograph of Selsey’s two lifeboats.

This special 150 anniversary service was blessed with beautiful weather and enjoyed by all attending. A collection was made at the end of the service which raised a massive £760.

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