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Huntingdon RNA and Merchant Navy Associations: Sea Sunday Service, 2017

On Sunday 9th July 2017, shipmates from Huntingdon & District RNA, and members of the Merchant Navy Association (MNA) joined with the congregation from St Mary’s and All Saints’ Churches for a combined Sea Sunday and St Benedict’s Day Service.

RNA and MN personnel join the congregation from St Mary’s and All Saints

As the date coincided with St Mary’s and All Saints’ St Benedict’s Day Service, the Reverend Andrew Milton (also Huntingdon Branch Padre) welcomed the members of Huntingdon RNA and MNA to St Benedict’s Court in the Town Centre. The Mayor of Huntingdon, Cllr Jay Dyne was also present for the service.

Reverend ‘shipmate’ Andrew Milton welcomes the RNA and MNA to St Benedict’s Court

Huntingdon’s Branch President, shipmate Karl Webb was asked to give the First Reading.

S/M Karl Webb, Branch President, gives the First Reading

During the service, Reverend Andrew Milton gave thanks for the service that those who went to sea in either the Royal Navy, or the Merchant Navy during times of war and peace. On completion, the Mayor and members of the RNA and RMA walked to the War Memorial in order to place a wreath and hold a minute’s silence.

The Service continues at the War Memorial

A Minute’s Silence to remember those lost at sea

It was good to see the support from the community, especially from the Mayor of Huntingdon who also allowed the ensigns of the Royal Navy and Merchant Navy to be flown from the Town Hall. BZ to all who took part.

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