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



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


World Maritime day

Signal Your Support: Join us in celebrating the International Maritime Organisation's day for recognising the maritime sector on Thursday 24th September. This year's theme is “Maritime Education and Training".



Our Athens Shipping Dinner is our first event in Greece.  Held at the stunning Yacht Club of Greece, Piraeus  on Thursday 15th October 2015, with funds going towards our work, in particular on Greek maritime scholarships.


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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.

What can you do to help seafarers and their families? Why not join our 'commit to knit' scheme where, for the nimble-fingered supporter, you can knit a hat, or perhaps a neck warmer, for needy seafarers. For more volunteering ideas take a look at this link, or if you would like to take part in fundraising, you can click here and visit our events page for ideas. 

Helping Seafarers and their Families


Statistics from a typical year in our ministry

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