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


Job vacancy: director of media & advocacy

We are seeking a Director to lead our Media & Advocacy and manage all media engagement across the Society. Read more



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



Embrace the varied landscapes of Hong Kong Island in our 32 kilometre Island trek. Headed by our Hong Kong Ambassadors Group, this challenge will bring together companies from the industry to raise funds for Sailors’ Society.



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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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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