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Chard RNA Hold Sea Sunday Service for Mission to Sea Farers.

The Chard Royal Naval Association members had a great day on the 16th July, when 17 of us attended the annual Mission to Sea Farers Sea Sunday Service at the local St Thomas Church on the estate that is Cricket St Thomas. The church was well attended not only by the branch but members of the public from the hotel part of the estate and of cause those regular weekly users.

The service was carried out by the local vicar Canon Hugh Williams (ex Royal Navy) who held an excellent service in honour of ALL mariners throughout the world. Vice President S/M Roy Lovell gave the reading on behave of the association
On completion of the service members lined up for a photo with the Standard paraded by chairman and standard bearer Sm Malcolm Day.

Once completed members made their way to the Cricket St Thomas golf club for tea and coffee whilst waiting to all other members to attend for Sea Sunday lunch organised by Sm Helen Day, this event swelled the number to 26 where everyone took advantage of the golf clubs wonderful Carvery lunch, some of us following up with a pud.

All in all everyone enjoyed a lovely Sunday out with great shipmates, family and friends.