"Recognising and responding to the needs of seafarers is part of the Apostleship of the Sea's pastoral care. Many seafarers suffer loneliness, far from home and cut off from their own culture, family and friends."
The Apostleship of the Sea provides practical and pastoral care to all seafarers, regardless of nationality, belief or race. The port chaplains and volunteer ship visitors welcome seafarers, offer welfare services and advice, practical help, care and friendship.
The Apostleship of the Sea in Great Britain is part of an international network known to the maritime world as Stella Maris. working in more than 250 ports around the world. You can visit the International Website by clicking here.
90% of world trade is transported by ship. However the life of a modern seafarer can be dangerous and lonely. They may spend up to a year at a time away from home, separated from their family and loved ones and often working in harsh conditions.
The Apostleship of the Sea relies wholly on voluntary contributions, and are only able to continue our work through the generous donations of supporters and volunteers.