Blessing of the Fisheries 2015
The Blessing of the Fisheries took place on Sunday 28th June 2015, again happily the Blessing of the Fisheries coincided with our Patronal Feast of St. Peter, so the Church had a double celebration. Unhappily, it was a slightly damp day. However, we carried on, as ever! The Fisheries were blessed by The Right Reverend Norman Banks, Lord Bishop of Richborough, during a service on Folkestone Stade at 3.15 pm, following the traditional procession from St. Peter’s Church. The Worshipful Town Mayor of Folkestone, Councillor Emily Arnold, led the procession of the Cinque Port Mayors, several of whom were present.
The hymn singing was accompanied by the Hythe Town Band. After a return procession and short service in the Church, where ‘Peter the Fisherman’ was sung with great gusto, refreshment was enjoyed by all!