14 Annual Service at St Lawrence Jewry

Tuesday 8th July 2014

The annual service celebrates the rededication of the church in 1957 following the restoration of damage sustained during the war. Our Honorary Chaplain, the Rev Canon David Parrott, is the Guild Vicar and he led the service and preached. The Lord Mayor, the Non Aldermanic Sheriff and the Commandant General of the Royal Marines were present, together with Masters, Wardens and Clerks of many of the Companies of which David is Chaplain. The choir and magnificent organ led the hymns, with a congregation in good voice. They also sang three beautiful anthems.

During the service, a chapel was rededicated, after its refurbishment, in recognition of the 350th anniversary of the Royal Marines. St Lawrence Jewry is the church of the Marines in the City of London. David referred to the Royal Marines' Chapel as "sacred space in the city".