Seafarers’ Mission

Sea Sunday Service to be Celebrated in the Port of Durban

The Port of Durban will once again be the venue for the Annual Combined Missions Sea Sunday Service on 29 July 2018. The service will be held in the Passenger Terminal, N Shed, T Jetty.  Originally the service was held at various churches in Durban but approximately 27 years ago as a result of discussions between the Sailors’ Society and the then Port Manager, it was agreed that it would be fitting to celebrate this day in the harbour. As…

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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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Farewell to Reverend John Kunst

It was with sadness that we learnt of the passing of Rev John Kunst, erstwhile chaplain for the Sailors’ Society, on Friday, 12 August 2016, one day before his 84th birthday. John had a wonderful and rich career which took him to several countries, from the Netherlands, the USA, Canada, Germany and finally South Africa. Born in The Netherlands in 1932 John attended school there and matriculated in 1952. He had strong maritime connections, his maternal grandfather was a shipbuilder…

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