Mission reports, news and information


Our Trustees' Annual Report and Accounts 2016

Every year the Mission publishes our Trustees' Annual Report and Accounts in June, which describes our work outcomes for the previous year and looks forward to our plans for the future. The Annual Report is a legal requirement and is part of our obligation to comply with UK Charity Commission law and best practice.

Trustees' Annual Report and Accounts 2016


Our Strategy

In 2015 the Mission's Board of Trustees and Directors developed an overarching strategy to guide our key activity from 2016-2020.

Strategy 2015-2020


Our Five Marks of Mission

The Mission to Seafarers' work is underpinned by the guiding principles of the Anglican Church's Five Marks of Mission.

Five Marks of Mission


Our Corporate Partnerships Portfolio

The Mission to Seafarers is funded entirely by voluntary donations including those from the shipping and maritime industries. Please download our portfolio of opportunities to get involved and help seafarers and their families in need.

Corporate Partnerships Portfolio 2016


Our Prayer Diary 2016 & 2017

The Mission publishes a Global Prayer Diary every year in October, for the following year. We pray for seafarers and their families worldwide, our sister welfare organisations and our staff worldwide.

Prayer Diary 2016

Prayer Diary 2017


Our Flying Angel News (FAN)

Our printed supporters' magazine is entitled Flying Angel News and is known by its acronym as FAN. It contains lots of helpful tips to help you with organising local fundraising events and publishes notices of Mission events. We also produce features about our essential welfare work worldwide.

Flying Angel News October 2016


Our The Sea Newspaper

Now in its 40th year, The Sea newspaper is aimed at seafarers, to help them keep up to date with the latest news and safety information. To be added to the mailing list please contact the press office. It is published six times per year and is also available in our port centres.

The Sea Newspaper Jan/Feb 2016

The Sea Newspaper Nov/Dec 2016

The Sea Newspaper Sept/Oct 2016


Our Flying International News (FIN)

On the first Friday of the month, the Mission issues a global email newsletter called FIN to all our Global Mission family around the world. We issue updates on key fundraising activity and share port welfare stories from around the world. To sign up for our monthly enews, please subscribe via the FIN subscribe form. (Opens in a new window.)


Our Flying Angel Story

The history of The Mission to Seafarers - the Flying Angel Story - is filled with interesting facts and figures about our work then and now. It begins with the life of our visionary founder, the Revd John Ashley and his work on board the Eirene in the Bristol Channel and takes you through the milestones that we have achieved over the last 160 years.

The Flying Angel Story