North Shields Blessing the Sea

Where: Formerly at North Shields Harbour, Tyneside
When: Formerly Rogation Monday and Spring Bank Holiday Monday


Blessing the Sea is a lapsed custom which formerly took place on Rogation Monday at the fishing port of North Shields. In modern times it moved date to become part of the annual Fish Quay Festival on Spring Bank Holiday weekend but since the festival is currently defunct, the Blessing has also ceased.