Societies and Organisations:

Apostleship of the Sea

The Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) works for the spiritual and social welfare of all seafarers.

The AoS has a network of Chaplains, both lay and ordained, supported by fully trained and equipped volunteer Ship Visitors, working in ports throughout England, Scotland and Wales. We are particularly active in the north east of England, especially in our diocese, with a presence in all of the commercial ports in the region.

Estimates suggest that 60% of all seafarers worldwide are Catholic or come from Catholic countries.

The AoS exists to help seafarers sustain and nourish their faith whilst away from home and family for long periods. It is noteworthy that 95% of all trade travels by sea, so we all rely upon seafarers for much of the food we eat, the clothes we wear and for other consumables. The AoS is an agency of the Bishops' Conference in England and Wales, and the Conference of Bishops in Scotland. We all share in the work of AoS through the annual Sea Sunday collection in July.

Port Chaplains;

Mr Paul Atkinson
Port of Tyne, Sunderland, Berwick upon Tweed, and Blyth
Mob; 07906 212426
paulatkinson@apostleshipofthesea.org.uk

Deacon Peter Barrigan
Tees & Hartlepool, and Seaham
Mob; 07713 924504
Peter.Barrigan@apostleshipofthesea.org.uk

 

Both Paul and Peter are available to give talks on the work of the Apostleship of the Sea to parish groups, schools or other groups by arrangement.

Head Office details;

Mr Martin Foley
National Director
Apostleship of the Sea
39 Eccleston Square

LONDON

SW1V 1BX

Direct dial 020 7901 1933             Mainline 020 7901 1931

Email; info@apostleshipofthesea.org.uk          
Website; www.apostleshipofthesea.org.uk

 

Registered Charity Numbers; England & Wales 1069883, Scotland SC043085
Registered Company Number; 3320318

 

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New Port Chaplain appointed

The Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) has appointed Deacon Peter Barrigan as the new Port Chaplain for Tees & Hartlepool. He succeeds Tony McAvoy who has retired after sixteen years in the post.

Peter has been a long time supporter and volunteer with AoS, and with their support he completed an Ecumenical Course in Chaplaincy at Ushaw College some years ago, and subsequently completed a diploma in evangelisation studies at the Maryvale Institute in London. Peter then embarked upon diaconate formation and was ordained a Deacon by Bishop Seamus in July 2012.

Peter can be contacted on (Mobile) 0771 392 4504
Email; Peter.Barrigan@apostleshipofthesea.org.uk