On 14th July, the annual Sea Sunday service took place in Christ Church, Rushbrooke, County Cork with a large congregation present.
The Service was attended by a wide range of civic dignitaries including representatives from the Cobh ONE (ex-servicemen) branch, the Royal British Legion, the Royal Naval Association, and the Military Police Association. Also in attendance were Lt Cmdr Gavin McCarthy, Irish Naval Service, and Hendrick Verwey of Cobh Tourism.
The Commodore Male Voice Choir led the music at the service, singing two anthems, ‘Homeward Bound’, and ‘Nearer my God to thee’.
The guest preacher was the Very Revd Dr Houston McKelvey, formerly Dean of Belfast. His sermon spoke of our common bond with the sea, and the importance of the good stewardship of God’s creation.
The officiant at the service was the Rector of Cobh & Glanmire Union of Parishes, the Revd Paul Arbuthnot.