Giving Thanks for the Sea
The annual all-faith sea service was held at Creux Harbour this Sunday with over a hundred residents and visitors joining the congregation. The St Peter Port lifeboat Spirit of Guernsey and the Flying Christine ambulance boat also attended tying up alongside in the harbour. Musical accompaniment was provided by Guernsey’s Salvation Army Band who were brought to Sark aboard the Brecqhou Lass. The service was opened with a welcoming address by visiting Anglican Reader David Neale who also offered a prayer of thanksgiving for all that comes from the sea and those who work there.
Kathy Dewe represented the Roman Catholic Church giving a reading from the Gospel of St Luke and the Bailiff of Guernsey, Richard Colas, also gave a reading. The Methodist Church was represented by student minister Karen Le Mouton who gave the address and the closing prayer was led by the new vicar of St Peter’s Church, the Reverend Julia Dallen. Sadly there was a little rain at the beginning of the service but by the end the skies had cleared and many enjoyed having a look around the visiting boats. A few hardly souls even took the opportunity of the lovely high tide to take a dip in the harbour.
Pictures by Sue Daly