Sailor’s Society Chaplain

Providing Free Mental Health and Wellbeing support for Seafarers

As the Covid lockdown came into effect we were given access to the SEASPAN fleet and started contacting and coming alongside the men and women on board via Skype conversations. This started on the 28th March with our chaplains in Durban, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth participating in this new way of presenting such a ‘ministry of presence’ world wide – we have now extended this by sending out daily messages of encouragement and hope by WhatsApp and full Sunday…

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Chaplain Jessie goes Onboard

Sailors’ Society Chaplain, Jessie John also did ship visiting having called on the MSC CLAUDIA and MSC REGULUS where she met Melanie [right] who is a steward from Madagascar who has been working on ships for 22 years and enjoys her work very much. Jessie gave Melanie a ‘wife’s present” and before she left, prayed with her. Melanie was especially delighted to talk to Jessie as she had previously met Fify  Ravaoharisoa the Sailors’ Society Chaplain in Madagscar and has…

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Sailors’ Society Chaplain visits 1000 Ships

Rev Paul Richardson, a Sailors’ Society chaplain reached an important milestone in his career when, on 8 February 2017 he boarded his 1000th ship, the MAERSK Kampala during the course of his chaplaincy duties. Rev Richardson is a former Baptist Pastor now working in the ‘Inner City’ of Durban as a missionary. He joined the Sailors Society SA in Durban in 2011 and has been serving as a chaplain in the Port of Durban ever since. He is a ship…

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