On Sunday, 10th July at Christ Church, Rushbrooke (Cobh), the annual Sea Sunday service took place. Representatives from many aspects of Irish maritime life were present as well as civic dignitaries from Cobh. The music at the service was provided by the Commodore Male Voice Choir.
The service was well attended and the Rector of Cobh & Glanmire Union of Parishes, the Revd Canon Paul Arbuthnot, preached. He commented:
It was a pleasure to welcome representatives from a broad spectrum of Cobh’s civic life to this annual service. Sea Sunday holds a special place in our calendar as the history of Cobh is rooted in its relationship with the sea. The town is intertwined with maritime history, and remains an active port, welcoming many visitors to Ireland. Cork Harbour still holds an important position in the economic life of this country. For all this we give thanks to God and commend to him all who maintain and operate our harbour. Today is a day for remembering before God all who use our waterways in commerce and in leisure.