Churches join together to celebrate Llandudno lifeboat
The churches of Llandudno have arranged a day of events on Sunday 26 June to celebrate the work of town’s lifeboat.
The celebration begins at 5pm at St Paul’s Church in Craig-y-Don, Llandudno, close to where work is currently taking place on a new lifeboat station. The Amici Del Canto choir will be performing a concert of popular opera pieces to raise money for the Llandudno lifeboat service. Admission is free with collection afterwards.
Then at 8pm, a special service is taking place in St John’s Methodist Church in the centre of town. Beulah Brass band will be providing musical accompaniment and the Llandudno inshore lifeboat itself will be making an appearance outside the church.
The event at St John’s Methodist Church is itself part of a series of services inspired by an exhibition of art from the Methodist Modern Art collection which is taking place at the church and at the MOSTYN art gallery during the summer.
Rev Beverley Ramsden, Minister at St John’s Methodist Church, said: ‘Llandudno lifeboat provides a vital service to the community in the town. We hope this day of events will recognise the service that the volunteer crews provide by saving lives at sea.’
Rev Noel Carter, Rector at St Paul’s Church Craig-y-Don, added: ‘The lifeboat crews are very much a part of the community, local people who give their time to keep the service going. It’s a privilege to be able to give them some recognition and support for the hard work they do.’
Notes to Editors
1) “An Afternoon at the Opera” featuring Amici Del Canto is at St Paul’s Church, Craig-y-Don, LL30 1YT at 5pm on Sunday 26th June. Admission free with collection for RNLI Llandudno afterwards.
2) The Summer Praise worship service, on a theme of “saving lives” is at St John’s Methodist Church, Llandudno, LL30 2NN at 8pm on Sunday 26th June.
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