As a coastal parish with a strong maritime history, we have strongly supported the Mission to Seafarers for many years by performing concerts and sending knitted items of clothing for the seafarers and their families.
Sue Chorley is now our Seafarers’ liaison person and aims to renew and strengthen our links with the Mission. Sue’s interest will be to fund-raise and to promote a closer friendship.
The Southampton Seafarers Centre provides a warm welcome to all seafarers visiting the port, and to seafarers and their dependants who live nearby. Free transport is provided from the docks complex and from Fawley to get users to and from the Centres via a dial-up minibus service, and the Centre is open every day from 8am to 10pm. Its address is The Southampton Seafarers Centre, 12/14 Queens Terrace, Southampton, SO14 3BP.
The Port Chaplain for the Missions to Seafarers at Southampton is John Attenborough and he recently contacted St Mary’s Brighstone Parish and would like to come over to meet us.
Linda East organises and collects the hats, gloves and scarves which some parishioners knit to keep the seamen warm. Finishes knitted items can be deposited at Brighstone Library for Linda to collect. If you feel you would like to contribute to the Mission through knitting, please do contact the church office and Anna will put you in touch with Sue or Linda.
To find out more information regarding the work carried out by Mission to Seafarers, please click on the links below which will take you to their recent newsletters.