This year’s Admiralty Service was held in St. Martin in the Fields – the Admiralty Church – on 1 December, kicking off a season of Christmas services attended by the Royal Navy.

The event was the first of the season’s military services and comprised of a traditional Nine Lessons and Carols, followed by a drinks reception in the Crypt of St. Martin’s. A series of donations were made on behalf of The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity.

The event has become a traditional meeting point for the Naval staff and their foreign counterparts, and this year the charity worked closely with the First Sea Lord’s team, and event sponsors Esri UK and Thales, to open the event to others in the Naval Service family.

Photo (left to right): Robert Robson, CEO of The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, Able Cadet Nancy Crussell (16) from Westerham Sea Cadets holding the bucket and Vice Admiral Sir Philip Jones KCB.

Photo (left to right): Revd Scott Brown, Chaplain of the Fleet, Able Cadet Nancy from Westerham Sea Cadets, Vice Admiral Sir Philip Jones KCB and Revd Dr Sam Wells.