Annual Trafalgar Service

Exeter Cathedral


Since 1973 the Exeter Flotilla has hosted an annual Trafalgar Service at Exeter Cathedral on a Sunday near the anniversary of Nelson's historic battle. In 2018 it will take place on Sunday 21 October at 1130.

The large congregation normally includes the Lord Lieutenant and the High Sheriff of Devon, the Lord Mayor of Exeter and other senior civic dignitaries together with serving representatives from the Royal Navy and Royal Marines. Service and maritime associations from all over Devon, including the Royal British Legion, the RNA, RMA, MNA, Sea Cadet Corps, and the White Ensign Club.

Eminent preachers in recent years are detailed. here. This year the address will be given by The Right Reverend Tim Thornton, Bishop of Lambeth, and music will be provided by the band of HM Royal Marines, Lympstone.

The Trafalgar Service also raises money for charity, the Flotilla being proud to raise £225 for the RN & RM Charity in 2017.

After the Service the Flotilla holds a Reception for invited guests.

For further details contact Cdr Trevor Waddington 01395 443978

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