Internet first: Mission to Seafarers online global Sea Sunday Service
THE Mission to Seafarers has announced that its annual Sea Sunday celebrations will be broadcast online, connecting seafarers around the world during Covid-19 outbreak
THE Mission to Seafarers has announced that its annual Sea Sunday celebrations will be broadcast online, connecting seafarers around the world during Covid-19 outbreak.
Seafarers Awareness Week began July 6 and culminates in Sea Sunday July 12. This year's service will take place via the Mission's YouTube channel and website and is an opportunity to focus on the world's seafarers and let them know that they are celebrated and valued.
Revd Canon Andrew Wright, secretary general of the mission will be joined by chaplains and seafarers from around the world including a message from the charity's president, Princess Anne.
It is widely recognised that life at sea is challenging and unpredictable, but the last couple of months have magnified the challenges faced by seafarers. With welfare services scaled back in line with social distancing regulations, feelings of loneliness and isolation have also been exacerbated.
Said Revd Wright: 'This Sea Sunday is special. We are enabling all seafarers, and those connected to the community, to come together as an extended Mission to Seafarers' family. From London to Lagos and Manila to Melbourne, we believe there is power when we come together as a global community. We are united in gratitude, especially in recognition of the heroic work of seafarers, and in hope for the future.'
Please visit: https://www.missiontoseafarers.org/sea-sunday.