- Published: Thursday, 12 July 2018 16:37
Yet another Sea Sunday, blessed with beautiful weather, on the shores of the Beaulieu River at Bucklers Hard. How blessed we are to live in this beautiful part of Britain, with views and building essentially untouched for two centuries! About sixty worshippers joined the Beaulieu Band and the choir of the Beaulieu Abbey Church to celebrate Sea Sunday in this historic place, where warships were launched to defend Britain during the Napoleonic Wars.
The service was conducted by Father John White, Rector of Beaulieu. Readings were taken from Psalm 107, and from the Gospel according to Matthew, Chapter 25. The address was given by the Revd Reg Sweet, who had served both as a Chaplain in the Royal Navy, and as a member of the Mission to Seamen (Mission to Seafarers as it is now known. Traditional hymns were sung, and the service was evacative of the immense debt that we all owe to 'those who have their business in deep waters' Pictures of the event are now available by clicking here.