Prayer Blankets for Seafarers
At their annual Sea Sunday at St.Faith's (an Anglican-Methodist Local Ecumenical Partnership) ) Gillian and Andy Hiles from the Port of King's Lynn in Norfolk heard a talk describing the voyage of a ship carrying a container of tea from Colombo in Sri Lanka to Felixstowe via Gibraltar. As a consequence, the congregation also made a special collection for the Mission to Seafarers.
A group within the congregation - the St. Faith's Prayer Shawl Ministry makes shawls and scarves with love and prayer to celebrate, thank and console. The group been going for over four years and its 21 members have produced over 500 scarves and shawls. Gillian and Andy very kindly brought the Gibraltar Ecumenical Seafarer’s Chaplains a selection of prayer scarves as a gift for the Gibraltar Chaplains and the seafarers to whom they minister.
Andy and Gillian are shown here presenting the scarves to Rev Fidel Patron (Sailors Society) and Rev Andrew Jacobson (Mediterranean Mission to Seafarers).
Plaque for Gibraltar Seafarer Unveiled
On 17th September 2014 the widow of a seafarer from Gibraltar unveiled a plaque in his memory outside the Flying Angel Club on the North Mole. David Pickup was killed following an explosion aboard the BRUNITO on Tuesday 14th October 1996. Many of his former colleagues attended the ceremony along with the Captain of the Port and members of the Gibraltar Port Welfare Committee.
Gibraltar Port Chaplain's interview with GBC on the work of Mediterranean Mission to Seafarers in Gibraltar.
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