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The Freedom of the City

Sunday, 23rd November 2008

The Freedom of the City

The Ship’s Company of HMS Westminster exercised its ‘Freedom of the City’; an honour granted to them in 2005, by marching from Horse Guards, led by a Royal marine Band, to attend a Matins service at Westminster Abbey.

Lessons were read by The Lord Mayor of Westminster, Councillor Louise Hyams (Isaiah 52:7-10) and Commander Kenneth Houlberg RN, Commanding Officer, HMS Westminster (Luke 19:29-38).

The preacher was The Reverend Martin Poll RN, Chaplaincy Team Leader, Portsmouth Naval Base. Prayers were led by The Reverend Ian Wheatley, Staff Chaplain to The Chaplain of the Fleet.

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