Manx church service honours RNLI founder William Hillary

Sir William Hillary courtesy RNLI Sir William Hillary settled on the Isle of Man

Related Stories

A church service is being held on the Isle of Man in honour of Sir William Hillary, who founded the Royal National Lifeboat institution (RNLI) in 1824.

From his coastal home on the Isle of Man, Sir Hillary witnessed dozens of shipwrecks which led him to set up the life-saving institution.

The service takes place every year at St George's Church in Douglas at 15:00 GMT on 12 January.

Afterwards, a wreath will be laid on Sir Hillary's tomb in the churchyard.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Isle of Man

Weather

Douglas

Min. Night 11 °C

Features & Analysis

Elsewhere on the BBC

  • MouseEscape the rat race

    Burnt out? Meet the workers who took more than a vacation - and changed their lives

Programmes

  • (File photo) A man dressed as Father Christmas with a sleigh and a reindeer Click Watch

    A website which tracks Father Christmas, plus other sites and apps to keep you entertained

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.