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05 May 2016

Seafarers to be remembered on Sea Sunday

Seafarers to be remembered on Sea Sunday

Sailors' Society, a Christian maritime welfare charity and Alliance member, has launched a new resource pack for Sea Sunday.

Seafarers and their families will be prayed for on 10 July, using the theme of Noah.

The pack includes a sermon by John Risbridger and Sunday school resources.

Stuart Rivers, Sailors' Society chief executive, said: "At Sailors' Society, we are privileged to hear stories of heroes every day.

"Seafarers are away from loved ones for up to a year at a time and face isolation, violent storms and fears of piracy attacks in their day-to-day working lives.

"Some 90 per cent of goods are transported by sea; cars, clothes, televisions, toys, almost everything we are surrounded by."

He concluded: "Seafarers are everyone's heroes."

There are 1.5 million seafarers around the world. Sailors' Society works with seafarers and their families, regardless of their faith or background.

It aims to transform the lives of seafarers and their families at home, in port and at sea through the delivery of chaplaincy, education and the relief of poverty and distress.

Sailors' Society chaplains and ship visitors have a presence in 85 global ports, with wider projects and services covering 26 countries.

It will celebrate its 200th anniversary in 2018.

To find out more about Sea Sunday and Sailors' Society, please visit their website.

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