Parishioner, Wendy Sword, was awarded a Papal Blessing at Mass in Dawlish on Wednesday (2nd October) in recognition of her dedicated service to seafarers over the last 15 years through the Apostleship of the Sea (AoS).
Attending the Mass were representatives from AoS including Director Martin Foley (pictured left with Wendy).
Parishioners were invited to join Wendy and the AoS for tea and cake at the Smugglers Inn after the event.
The Apostleship of the Sea serves seafarers from across the world, regardless of their belief, nationality or race. The AoS team of chaplains and volunteer ship visitors provide help, support and advise to thousands of seafarers each year at all the major ports in Great Britain, including here in Teignmouth.