Sea Sunday is when the church remembers all those who live and work at sea.
Seafarers are commonly recruited from poorer countries where wages are lower. Seafarers work in difficult and often dangerous conditions suffering from loneliness, spiritual deprivations and even exploitation as they transport the foods we use and consume every day.
The Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) is the official maritime welfare agency in Great Britain. It supports seafarers that visit our ports each year offering pastoral and practical support and care. The organisation is dependent on voluntary donations to continue work.
There will be a second collection next Sunday for the work of AoS so please give generously. Website: www.apostleshipofthesea.org.uk.