Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Robert Byrne CO

Apostleship of the Sea


Sea Sunday 2017

Sea Sunday 2017 will be celebrated on Sunday 9th July.

Bishop Paul Mason, Bishop Promoter of Apostleship of the Sea, speaks about the importance of Sea Sunday and the Church’s support for seafarers.


Seafarers spend long periods of time at sea – sometimes working in very tough conditions. They leave their families for months on end, and for some, that means missing pivotal events – like the birth of a child.

Roy is a Filipino seafarer who is in exactly this position. He works as an able-bodied seaman and cook on a small vessel. His girlfriend is about to give birth, but he's seven months into a standard 10-month contract – his fourth as a seafarer.

He tells us about his life on-board the ship...


Sea Sunday is when we have the opportunity to remember and pray for seafarers, their families and all who support them. On Sea Sunday Catholic Churches around the UK take up a second collection with all funds raised going to the Apostleship of the Sea to support our work. It is a day of remembrance, prayer and celebration, and an opportunity to think about and thank those seafarers who work tirelessly throughout the year bringing us goods we often take for granted.

We rely on your help to ensure that Sea Sunday is recognised in UK Parishes. If you would like more information of how you can help within your Parish then please contact Salvina, who can discuss what that involves.

Please support Sea Sunday so our vital work with seafarers continues.

Visit our website for further details and how to donate online.