Events Calendar

The ‘Scotland Centenary Celebration Dinner’ will take place at The City of Glasgow College, Riverside Campus, Glasgow on 5 October 2017. 
The Annual National Service for Seafarers (ANSS), organised by Seafarers UK, will take place at St Paul’s Cathedral on Wednesday 11 October.

This year is a special year, marking three Centenaries: Seafarers UK (King George’s Fund for Sailors), Pangbourne College, and the formation of the Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS). The Service is our opportunity to commemorate and celebrate all seafarers from across the maritime profession, alongside representatives of all sectors in the seafaring community, including Royal and Merchant Navies, the fishing industry, commercial shipping, nautical schools, maritime youth groups and veterans’ associations.

The Preacher will be Reverend Oliver Ross, who is currently the Rector of St Olave Hart Street, Guild Vicar of St Katherine Cree, Chaplain of Trinity House and Area Dean of the City of London.

The Annual Seafarers Service in St Mungo’s Cathedral Glasgow will take place on Sunday 22nd October at 1100. The service, which is set in the context of the of the routine Sunday act of worship at the Cathedral, is intended as a celebration of our nation’s seafarers both past and present from the Royal Navy, Royal Fleet Auxiliary, Merchant Navy and Fishing Fleets.

The service is preceded by a parade of local Sea Cadets inspected by the Naval Regional Commander, Scotland & Northern Ireland. The Royal Marines Band will provide musical accompaniment and a retiring collection will be taken up on behalf of Seafarers UK.