Maritime Volunteer Service Celebrates Silver Jubilee


The Maritime Volunteer Service which was founded in 1994 after the disbandment of the Royal Naval Auxiliary Service has turned 25 years old and to mark the event, the charity held a service of thanks in the very church where plans were drawn up for its formation.

The service took place on Thursday 4 April at 3pm at All Hallows by the Tower, the oldest church in the City of London, founded by the Abbey of Barking in 675AD, 300 years before the Tower of London.

During the formation of the Maritime Volunteer Service, much of the planning was conducted in the crypt of All Hallows by the Tower and for a number of years, the MVS met at All Hallows to hold their annual service.

Chairman of the MVS, David Hughes said: “This was a proud moment for the MVS and a real milestone in our history. I’m looking forward to thinking ahead to the next 25 years serving the maritime community.”

The service can be watched at this link

Photography by Angela Carrington of MVS Northumbria.