To mark the foundation of the Royal Ulster Constabulary on 1st June 1922 the Trustees of the Foundation have declared the first Sunday in June each year to be “Royal Ulster Constabulary GC Day”. An interdenominational church service is held this day to mark the service and sacrifice of the RUC family and remind the wider community that the peace they now enjoy was bought at a cost. A specially composed “RUC GC Prayer” is read at this and other appropriate police welfare events. Attendance at the annual service is by ticket only and tickets may be obtained by contacting the Foundation office.
The 2016 service was held in Enniskillen Methodist Church, 12 Darling Street, Enniskillen BT74 7EW on Sunday 5th June at 15.30 hrs.
The RUC GC Prayer
(Deriving from the RUC GC Crest)
O Holy Trinity, as symbolised by the humble shamrock, we give you thanks for the love of the Father, the sacrifice of the Son and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. As Christ Jesus has shown us that the reward of love may be a cross, so we praise you O god for your faithfulness through times of prosperity and of adversity.
Like a harp that sounds forth in glorious tunefulness, so we give honour and thanks to those in the policing family who served gallantly and sacrificed dutifully for the harmony of our communities. Steadfast to their legacy and mindful of continuing needs, may our eyes shine with the light of hope as we embrace the future.
Lord grant us the perseverance to faithfully finish the race, that we may receive the crown of righteousness to which we have been called heavenward. Equip us with the spirit of peace, an abundance of your grace, and the wisdom and strength to meet the challenges that lie before us.
All this we ask in the precious name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour. Amen.