Harvest of the sea a success

The Harvest of the Sea service.

The Harvest of the Sea service.

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A special ceremony has been held in the borough to give thanks for the harvest at sea.

Dozens of people attended the Harvest of the Sea on the Fish Quay, which was organised by the North Shields Fishermen’s Mission.

The short service was held on the balcony outside the Fishermen’s Mission and was led from the platform below by the Revd David Cummins, and Mission superintendent Peter Dade.

The short service was followed by afternoon tea in the mission.

Superintendent Peter Dade said: “This was the first time the Mission has organised a service in this way.

“I was delighted with the turnout for the event.

“Over 50 people attended the service and 60-80 attended the afternoon event, made up of local clergy from Churches Together North Shields, mission volunteers and organisations as well as many people who had not been in the present centre before, which celebrated its fifth Birthday in August this year.”

The next major event will be the Lost Fishermen’s and Seafarers Service to be held at 3pm on Sunday, October 27, at North Shields Baptist Church on Howard Street.