WHAT WE DO 

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

David Gower talks about the amazing work being done globally by Sailors' Society chaplains.

NEWS

Last few tables remaining for Sailors’ Society Hong Kong Shipping Dinner

Proceeds from fifth annual dinner to help rebuild homes for the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan. Read more.

WELLNESS AT SEA COACHING PROGRAMME

Take a look at our new animation and find out more about our Wellness at Sea coaching programme and our port chaplaincy support network.

CHALLENGE YOURSELF

Seafarers face daily challenges. Why not #ChallengeYourself and join in one of our fundraising events?

WOOLLY HAT WEEK 14-21 FEBRUARY

Find out how you can be a #HatHero and show your support for seafarers.

To get involved and knit woolly goods for seafarers click here.

VIRGIN LONDON MARATHON 24 APRIL

Run in the world famous London Marathon and help raise funds for Sailors' Society. 

Three Peaks Challenge 17-20 June

It’s your chance to conquer three of Great Britain’s highest peaks; Ben Nevis in Scotland, Helvellyn in England and Snowdon in Wales, all in 24 hours, and raise money for seafarers’ welfare.

More events...

 

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

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Statistics from a typical year in our ministry

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