Category Archives: Apostleship of the Sea

  • Christian Discipleship in Action – Apostleship of the Sea

    Gregg Watts write on the role of the Lay Port Chaplain
    “I have to admit to knowing very little about seafarers before I took this job. However for anybody who takes on this role, you very soon realise the importance of seafarers in our life, and the sacrifices they make to bring us the goods and [...]

  • Blessings at Christmas

    The annual delivery and collection of Christmas presents for seafarers is now in full swing in the north east ports and especially in the port of Tees and Hartlepool.

    St Augustine’s Primary School were the first to donate a number of presents, followed quickly by St Clare’s parish, Brookfield, Middlesbrough. St Francis and the Linthorpe Women’s [...]

  • Seafarer support needed more than ever!

    Container traffic into Teesport is steadily increasing and figures show it rose 15% just in the last year. The Evening Gazette recently reported plans for a multi-million pound expansion of Teesport’s container terminal facilities. The move is part of a wider plan – praised by Shipping Minister, Mike Penning – to position Teesport as an [...]

  • Eighth Annual Apostleship of the Sea Pilgrimage to Holy Island

    [ Saturday June 25, 2011; ] The Apostleship of the Sea ‘Stella Maris’ Eighth Annual Day of Prayer and Pilgrimage to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne is to be led by the Rt Rev Declan Lang, Bishop of Clifton and Bishop’s Conference Chair of International Affairs on Saturday 25th June 2011

    Come and pray for seafarers and meet Port Chaplains, Ship Visitors, [...]

  • Catenians support AoS

    Tony McAvoy, who is the Lay Port Chaplain and North East Regional Co-ordinator for the Apostleship of the Sea, was a guest speaker at Redcar and Cleveland’s Catenian Circle meeting on 16th February 2011.

    With 95% of goods imported to the UK arriving by sea, Tony and his volunteers provide friendship, support, help, warm clothing and [...]

  • Seafarers given the opportunity to celebrate on Ash Wednesday

    In his Lenten message this year, Pope Benedict XVI, calls us to reflect on justice, on how each person can be given their ‘rightful due’. The port chaplains of the Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) took up this call on Ash Wednesday.

    The Holy Father says that each person’s due is not only to receive their [...]

  • Hull Knights re-established

    The Knights of St Columba has been re-established in the city of Hull and the Deputy Supreme Knight of the Order, Bro Bertie Grogan, travelled from London to formally announce the re-erection of Council No 45 Hull and to install its Officers.

    We have been active with the Apostleship of the Sea recently and presented a [...]

  • Sea-Wheeling ends with a Tribute to Remembrance Day

    On 11th November, in a tribute to Remembrance Day, Apostleship of the Sea’s mammoth charity event, Sea-Wheeling, ended at Hull Cenotaph.
    Sea-Wheeling is a Round-Britain Bike Ride which commenced from the port of Hull – 60 towns in 60 days with one aim – to raise funds for Apostleship of the Sea. The idea for this [...]

  • Apostleship of the Sea’s 90th Anniversary

    Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) is a frontline service for the care of seafarers. This year, they celebrated their 90th anniversary. In addition to numerous celebrations throughout the year, in the month of October all European Regional AoS Co-ordinators met in Glasgow to celebrate the past and to look to the future of how AoS [...]

  • Prescott’s Pedallers

    On Friday 3rd September 2010, Sea-Wheeling, a Round-Britain Bike Ride, launched from the port of Hull. Lord Prescott attended the launch at the Hull Seafarers’ Centre to show his support for the event, the team of pedallers and Apostleship of the Sea (AoS).

    Sea-Wheeling is a charity bike ride consisting of 60 towns in 60 days [...]