As part of the farewell celebrations for the RMS St Helena, an ecumenical service of Thanksgiving will be held at St James’ Church on Tuesday, 6 February 2018, starting at 7pm. The service will also be broadcast live via SAMS Radio 1.
At 6.20pm there will be a Church Parade from the Canister to St James’ Church by the Scouts, Cubs, Beavers, Girl Guides, Brownies, Rainbows and Pathfinders. Current RMS Crew will join the procession at St James’ Church.
The service will provide the RMS crew with the opportunity of reflection. Also during the service, a bible, which was given to the first RMS at Christmas in 1978 by St Paul’s Cathedral, will be presented to the Bishop of St Helena to return to the Cathedral.
Following the service, attendees will proceed to the seafront. A hymn will be sung during the procession to the Cenotaph where the Ship’s choir will sing a hymn and a poem will be read before the Blessing by Bishop Richard Fenwick.
All are invited to attend.
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30 January 2018