Brixham Blessing the Fleet

Where: Brixham, Devon at the Old Fish Market
When: Sunday in late May
Time: 8pm


Blessing the Sea ceremonies used to be relatively common in coastal areas and one of the few survivors is the Blessing of the Fleet at Brixham, which now forms part of the town’s BrixFest held in late May. A religious service is held with appropriately themed hymns and support from local musicians and choirs. Funds raised are given to the Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen.

Helpful Hints

There are plenty of other events going on for the Festival (see website for details)

In 2016 it was on Sunday May 29th – in 2017 the festival runs from 27th to 31st May & though the date for Blessing is yet to be announced it will probably be Sunday 28th.

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