The Apostleship of the Sea is a Catholic charity supporting seafarers worldwide.
We provide practical and pastoral care to all seafarers, regardless of nationality, belief or race. Our 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 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. We are only able to continue our work through the generous donations of our supporters and volunteers.
During Lent, parishioners are invited to donate a chocolate bar (not egg) and sign an Easter card for seafarers who will be in our ports over the Easter period.
At Christmas we collect donations of confectionary, toiletries, socks and small items such as playing cards and notebooks, which are given out to seafarers in our local ports at Christmas.