David Gower talks about the amazing work being done by Sailors' Society chaplains around the world. (Download this video from our Vimeo channel.)


Merchant seafarers are at the very heart of our work. We want to make sure their voices are heard, their troubles listened to and their needs are met.

We are an international Christian charity working in ports around the world where the need is greatest. Our network of chaplains come alongside seafarers on ships and in ports to provide Christian ministry, welfare care  and practical support.


Sailors’ Society launches Crisis Response Centre 

This Durban-based facility will provide 24-hour rapid response and trauma counselling for survivors of piracy attacks and other disasters at sea. Read More


We are seeking an experienced individual who has proven experience in event fundraising or in a sales context within the hotel industry. Read More


Tim Huxley, CEO Wah Kwong Maritime Transport, talks about the importance of the Wellness at Sea programme.

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Celebrate Sea Sunday with your church this summer! Resources and promoted video available - request your Sea Sunday church service pack today.


Challenge yourself

Sailors' Society runs a range of exciting events, from climbing up mountains to abseiling down buildings and many more!  Our experienced events team will support you all the way through training and fundraising as you test your limits to make a difference for seafarers.

You can help

Each year we reach thousands of seafarers to ensure that the impact on them and their families is minimized. We do this by providing pastoral care during times of distress and practical support when loneliness and isolation becomes too much. We want to be there for seafarers, their families and relatives when disaster, piracy or personal tragedy occurs.

We believe families should be together, but it is not possible all the time. So we want to make sure that seafarers receive good welfare support, frequent communication with their families, and have access to spiritual and pastoral care whenever they meet a Sailors' Society chaplain.

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Helping Seafarers and their Families


Statistics from a typical year in our ministry

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