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Brightlingsea
Apr 20 2024
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Organiser

Cinque Port Liberty of Brightlingsea

Location

Town Hard
Waterside, Brightlingsea CO7 0EB

Other Locations

St James' Church
1 Victoria Place, Brightlingsea CO7 0EB
Website
http://allsaintswithstjamesb-sea.co.uk/

Date

04 Jun 2023
Expired!

Time

Procession Assembles outside St James in High St 11.30, Service of Blessing at Hard 12 noon
11:30 am

Brightlingsea’s Blessing of the Waters

The Blessing of the Waters, fish & historic boats is a centuries old Brightlingsea tradition that takes place at the Town Hard. A colourful civic procession walks from outside St James Church in the High Street down to the Hard for the Service where water is splashed on boats.  Then a flotilla of Brightlingsea’s historic fishing smacks covered in bunting leave the jetty to cheers, horns & noise of the traditional “Din”. The parade of boats along Brightlingsea Creek beats our boundaries re-asserting Brightlingsea’s rights to its own waters.