St Peter’s Church in Bilton will be celebrating Merchant Navy Day this Sunday, September 4.
The event is being billed as Merchant Navy Day + One as it will take place the day after the actual Merchant Navy Day on September 3.
The hour-long service, which starts at 9.15am, will include hymns and songs with a seafaring theme including We Have an Anchor, Sailing and Eternal Father Strong to Save. There will also be Bible readings and a sermon by Ian Pearson.
Afterwards, coffee, tea and scones with jams and cream and butter will be available in the church centre.
Meanwhile, the church will be hosting an exhibition of art, craft, woodcarving and sporting memorabilia from September 12-17, 10am to 4pm, and until 8pm on the Thursday.
It will feature paintings by locally renowned artists including Sue Spivey and Diane Rotherforth, wood carvings by students of OH Boyd, craftwork by Leah White and sport memorabilia owned by Kingston upon Hull Supporters.
Entry is free, with cakes, scones and hot and cold drinks on sale. There will also be a raffle in aid of the church’s garden maintenance project.