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AoS to bring Easter joy to crew

10th April 2014
Apostleship of the Sea port chaplains and ship visitors are increasing their efforts to support the lives of seafarers at Easter with practical help and also at this time the chance to celebrate their faith at the height of the liturgical year. 
                 The port chaplains and volunteers of the AoS in Falmouth, Plymouth and Teignmouth are aware that for seafarers any festive period is much like any other working day – the only difference being that their separation from family and friends and from their faith can be even more difficult to bear than usual.
                 Over Easter AoS will be actively visiting merchant ships and providing seafarers with a chance to celebrate their faith, attend the Easter liturgies in a local parish if they wish, providing faith resources such as scripture booklets like Bible Alive and prayer cards and also some Easter cheer in the form of Easter Eggs generously donated by the local community. 

                 The local AoS has been particularly concerned in recent weeks for the crew of a cargo ship, the "Sanko Mineral" which has been anchored off Teignmouth pretty much constantly since early November 2013. Whilst unable to visit the ship AoS has been sending out parcels of various necessities to let the crew know they are not forgotten.
 
Over Easter AoS port chaplains and ship visitors bring cheer to seafarers