Remembrance Sunday 2016: Bishop of Norwich conducts special service in Caister

The Bishop of Norwich getting geared up for the laying of wreaths at sea. Copyright Maurice Gray

The Bishop of Norwich getting geared up for the laying of wreaths at sea. Copyright Maurice Gray - Credit: Maurice Gray

The Bishop of Norwich was guest of honour at a special service to mark Remembrance Sunday held at Caister Lifeboat Station.

More than 300 people packed into the Jim Davidson Boathouse, as the Rev Graham James led proceedings, assisted by Mary Taylor, reader at Holy Trinity and Donald Peer, Methodist Lay preacher.

The service began at 10.15am with the Colour parties parading from Beach Road.

Music for the service was provided by the Stalham Brass Band, under direction of Tim Thirst, with seven musicians - Robert Thirst, Jasmine Thirst, Ryan Bull, Matthew Holland, Callum Smith, Henry Brooker and Colin Kay - sounding the Last Post and Reveille.

A dignified two minutes of silence were observed at 11am, before the Bishop joined the crew of the Caister Lifeboat to lay the wreaths at sea.

Video: Caister Lifeboat

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