Special service for RNLI held in church

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CAROL singing, readings and stories from RNLI rescues will be heard at a special service.

The RNLI Portsmouth Lifeboat Station in Ferry Road, Southsea, is holding its annual Christmas carol service and inviting people to come along and join in.

The Rev John Strain will preside over the service – which will be his first event since becoming the chaplain for the station.

Chairman of the RNLI Sir Jock Slater will attend.

People can look forward to singing from Achoired Taste and the Portsmouth City Band will be playing music.

The service takes place this Sunday at Portsmouth Cathedral in High Street, Old Portsmouth, at 3pm.

After the service there will be opportunities to meet the volunteer crew and discuss their experiences and time with the Portsmouth Lifeboat station.

Friends and families are invited to attend the free service.

To find out more about the RNLI, go to rnli.org.uk or call (023) 9281 4811.