What We Do
The Apostleship of the Sea serves seafarers from across the world, regardless of belief, nationality or race. In ports in Canada our team of chaplains and volunteer ship visitors visit thousands of seafarers each year, meeting their needs through the provision of help, support and advice.
“I can’t speak too highly of the care and support given to seafarers by the port chaplains and ship visitors of the Apostleship of the Sea. They bring a much needed dose of humanity, not only when ships are detained or at other very stressful moments for seafarers, but they are also out there ship visiting, day in, day out. Their help for seafarers is second to none.”
Captain Ron Bailey, Harbour Master, Clydeport Operations Ltd.
News & Stories
I would like to thank Deacon Dan and Kerry for hosting me in their residence during my port visit to Halifax. It also gave me an opportunity to have a clear view of the departure of the cruise ships Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary. ... See MoreSee Less
This morning I had driven from Fredericton to Halifax. Visited the Seafarers center with the Chaplain Deacon Dan. The Chaplain from Sydney Fr.Roman came over to meet us. We had a meeting there and blessed the food about to be shared with the well wishers of the Seafarers center. We also participated in that fundraising lunch. After lunch visited a ship. Deacon Dan is hosting me in his residence this evening. I also visited St.Thomas church where Deacon Dan serves. Tomorrow morning I will be driving back to Montreal. ... See MoreSee Less
I am in my annual port visit to Quebec and Maritime region of Nova Scotia. Yesterday I had visitted Three-rivers. The AoS Chaplaincy and the Chaplain with a volunteer. The amazing achievement of the Chaplain Deacon Paul Racete is that he has recruited 30 volunteers to his center. ... See MoreSee Less
1 month ago
Happy SEA Sunday. The Seafarers on board the ship OOCL BELGIUM were so happy to welcome on board the ship our AoS Episcopal promoter Bishop Dowd on board to celebrate Sea Sunday mass. I thank the Bishop to have had the humility to accept the invitation and to have climbed up the ship to celebrate with the Seafarers the joy of Sea Sunday. Sea Sunday gave the Bishop an opportunity to have a taste of ships visit and to feel the pulse of Seafarers needs. The Bishop also mentioned that this is my first but will not be the last. ... See MoreSee Less
2 months ago
On last Thursday evening I left from Montreal to Toronto and Friday afternoon went to Mississauga. Deacon Michael Ho took me to visit Hamilton Seafarers center and to have a meeting with the Pastor Dan with whom the AoS coordinate their work. Then we went to Humber Bay park to have a dinner meeting with the Anglican coordinator for Ontario Pastor Judith. Every thing went well according to our plans. My special thanks to our AoS coordinator for Ontario Deacon Michael Ho for organizing my visit and meetings. ... See MoreSee Less