The Apostleship of the Sea provide practical and pastoral care to all seafarers. Their port chaplains and volunteer ship visitors welcome seafarers, offer welfare services and advice, practical help, care and friendship, according to their guiding principles of Mission, Solidarity, Welfare and Hospitality. Apostleship of the Sea in the UK is part of an international network known to the maritime world as Stella Maris.
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.
Apostleship of the Sea relies wholly on voluntary contributions. They are only able to continue theirwork through the generous donations of supporters and volunteers. Our contribution in Saffron Walden is made through the annual Sea Sunday collection in July.