The Apostleship of the Sea (AOS) provides the Catholic Church’s outreach to seafarers, 60% of whom are Catholics.  AOS is now present in over 100 countries and touches the lives of 100 million people each year.

The AoS is part of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People.

For more than a century the Apostleship of the Sea has served seafarers from across the world, regardless of belief, nationality or race. In all the main ports in Great Britain the team of chaplains and volunteer ship visitors visit thousands of seafarers each year, meeting their needs through the provision of help, support and advice.

The chaplains understand the stresses, tensions and dangers of life at sea and are available day and night and in emergencies to help seafarers in trouble. They are also available to lend a listening ear if they have a problem or would like to talk through an issue.

Through the annual collection we are responding, as Church, to those in need; and offering solidarity with the oppressed; welcome and hospitality to those on the move; and spiritual sustenance to enable People of the Sea to be the light of Christ for each other.

The AoS provides material for use by the Children’s Liturgy Group

Parish link person: Sheila Morgan, Telephone: 01242 237 239

Work is on-going throughout the year for more information please follow the LINK: Apostleship of the Seal or contact the AoS directly

Postal address: 39 Eccleston Square, London, SW1V 1BX or Email:  info@apostleshipofthesea.org.uk