Merchant Navy Day, 3rd of September 2021

Rev Alan Conant and Rainhill Parish Council will be holding a short outside service at St Ann’s Parish Church to begin at 6pm of Friday 3rd September 2021 before the red ensign will be raised.

Fly the Red Ensign is an annual campaign, proudly run by The Seafarers’ Charity, to honour the brave men and women who kept the UK afloat during both World Wars and celebrate our dependence on modern-day merchant seafarers who are responsible for more than 90% of the UK’s imports.

The COVID-19 pandemic had a tragic impact on Merchant Navy communities, and many continue to need urgent support. This Merchant Navy Day, 3rd of September, we will Fly the Red Ensign to remember the sacrifices of the often forgotten and invisible Merchant Navy community.

Order of Ceremony 2021