The Mission to Seafarers provides help and support to the 1.5 million crewmen and women who face danger every day to keep our global economy afloat.

We work in over 200 ports caring for seafarers of all ranks, nationalities and beliefs. Through our global network of Chaplains, Staff and Volunteers we offer practical, emotional and spiritual support to seafarers through ship-visits, Flying Angel seafarers' centres and a range of welfare and emergency support services.


Knitting for Seafarers

Seafarers travel all over the world, often in chilly locations and rely on the warmth knitters and supporters provide by knitting woolly hats and scarves.


The Mission to Seafarers' publications library includes our Strategy 2016-2020 and Prayer Diary 2019...


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Stats and facts

Over 90% of world trade is carried by the sea, providing work for the world's 1.5 million seafarers...


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  • Winners of The Mission to Seafarers awards revealed

    The Mission to Seafarers, has announced the winners of the 2019 Seafarers Awards at its annual Awards Dinner in Singapore. Read more

  • Andrew Huxley runs the London Marathon

    We are pleased to announce that the Mission to Seafarers was represented in the Virgin London Marathon, on Sunday 28th April by Andrew Huxley, who ran the epic 26.2 mile distance in just 4:16:37 and raised an incredible £3,033.55 for the charity. Read more

  • Volunteer Beryl recognised with award

    During the opening of the new Port Talbot centre last month, 80 year old Beryl Leyshon was presented with an award in recognition for her long-standing volunteering work. Read more


  • Andrew Wright's May Update

    My monthly message often marks new beginnings. I am glad to be able to announce three more this month. Read more

  • Andrew Wright's April update

    I have just spent a day as an “intern”. I worked alongside Miranda Peters, both in her role at the Queen Victoria Seaman’s Rest in London, a wonderful home for retired seafarers and for others as well, and in her role as MtS Chaplaincy Assistant in the Port of Tilbury. Read more

  • Personal stories: Leo De Freitas

    Dr Leo John De Freitas, reflects on his father's life as a seafarer and how the Mission to Seafarers offered him support when he needed it most. Read more