Blessing the new women's boat

On an exciting day for women's rowing in St Benet's, the new women's boat was blessed on the banks of the very swollen River Isis on Sunday, led by the Prior Fr Oswald McBride.

The purchase of the boat has been enabled by the generous donation of Mr & Mrs Hedges, who together with their family, the current crew, past boat crew members, and members of the Hall joined in the rite of blessing.

'....May you, Heavenly Father, in your loving providence, give all our crews glad hearts, courage, patience and a unity of purpose,.....' 

Blessing the new womens' boat: Blessing led by Fr Oswald McBride
Blessing the new women's boat: Current and past crews