Sea Sunday, July 10th 2011

Standards in St Peter's Church on Sea SundayOnce more the weather was kind to us when we attended St Peter's church in Redcar to celebrate Sea Sunday. Again we had an almost full congregation, this year lead by the Worshipful Mayor of Redcar, Cllr. Olwyn Peters and her escort Mr David Gray, with members of the Redcar Royal Navy Association, Redcar Lifeboat, Sea Cadets from TS Zetland, the Green Howards, the Royal Air Force Association, the Royal British Legion, Coast Watch and an almost full turn out of our branch members.

It was soon very obvious that the church was going to be full as more and more people made their way into church through a guard of honour provided by the sea cadets, merchant seamen and then the 11 Standards.

Drinks at the Redcar Citizens Club after the service.Revd. Dr. Julie Watson conducted the service and the sermon was given by Claire Todd. The sermon was based upon our country's need of ships for our imports and exports.

Later, a lady member of the Royal British Legion attended the churchyard of Christ Church Coatham, Redcar, and laid a wreath on the grave of US seaman Raymond Miller whose ship was sunk by a mine in Tees Bay in 1919.

Drinks at the Redcar Citizens Club after the service.Following the service, we retired to the Citizens club along with the Mayor and two ex mayors (both honorary members), and our treasurer Raymond Coaster gave out one free pint ticket to 'All Hands'

The branch was pleased to make financial contribution to St Peter's Church by producing the service sheets and a generous monetary donation.

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