Queenborough Blessing of the Waters, 19 July

This strangely touching annual ceremony will take place at 3.15 pm on Sunday at Crundell’s Wharf (near the walkway to the All Tide Landing). According to Marco Devereux, “about 400 years ago some mariners were in distress and their lives were saved by the community of Queenborough. As a thank you to the community they left a small fund with the church for a service to be held in perpetuity in recognition of the sea, to be thankful for the bounties it brings and the travel, beauty, friendships it holds, and the grace that as mere mortals we have been granted a safe passage.”

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