A special centenary service at the Golden Lion, Port Isaac to mark the 100th anniversary of the SS Milly, a merchant steamer sunk by German U-Boat action in World War One, was the centrepiece of a day of celebration in remembrance of the entire crew and especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice for King and country.
The service, at 6pm on Thursday 6th September, was be led by the Reverend Dr Elizabeth Wild, Rector at North Cornwall Cluster of Churches, at the Golden Lion in Port Isaac. Retired Commodore Jamie Miller spoke about the importance of rememberance and the SS Milly.
While the service itself formed a fitting and sober reminder of the consequences of war, the day itself – planned by Golden Lion landlords Marc and Beth Kendall – was designed to be a wider celebration of the contributions made by local people to the war effort.
SS Milly, a 3000-ton British steamer, was built in 1904 by Sunderland ship builders William Gray & Co. and requisitioned for war transport work in 1914. On September 6th 1918, on a voyage from Brest to Barry, the armed merchant ship was torpedoed and sunk by German U-Boat Karl Petri (UB-87) south west of Tintagel Head, with the loss of two young mariners’ lives.
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Harvest Festivals in the North Cornwall Cluster of Churches
Sunday 23rd Sept:
11am St Minver – All Age Worship,
11am St Endellion – Sung Eucharist
6pm St Michael – Harvest Festival Evensong
Sunday 30th Sept:
9.30am St Peter’s, Port Isaac – All Age Worship
6pm St Kew – All Age Worship, followed by Harvest Auction
Sunday 7th Oct:
3pm St Enodoc – Evensong
All our harvest services are followed by refreshments (except for St Enodoc and St Michael)
Saturday 15 September, 7.30pm
A programme of music and readings to commemorate the end of the First World War. Some of the most powerful songs ever written take war and the yearning for peace as their subject. Mark Padmore and Julius Drake will perform songs by Schubert, Schumann, Wolf, Mahler, Ravel, Poulenc, Finzi, Gurney, Britten and Tippett. With readings from Wilfred Owen, Edward Thomas and Charles Causley, this promises to be a thought-provoking evening on a theme we must never cease to question. St Endellion.
Tickets £15 (nave seats), £10 (aisle seats), accompanied under 16s free (aisle seats only)
You are invited to:
The Alpha Course
A friendly and informal chance to explore the Christian faith, ask questions and share your point of view. Each evening starts with supper, and includes a short film and time for discussion.
All are welcome.
1st October-26th November, 7pm starting with supper St Kew Parish Hall
Contact: Geraldine Ashton: 07957 609085