Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) surprised commuters with carol singing in London’s Pimlico underground station on December 17, reminding them of the lives of seafarers during the festive season.
Though small in number, charity staff, volunteers and representatives from Tindall Riley, Holman Fenwick Willan, P&I Club, Nautilus International and the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge brought some festive cheer in the run up to Christmas.
They sang a variety of traditional Christmas carols to both raise funds for AoS, but also call to mind the lives of seafarers during the festive season. There was even a brass band section led by AoS development director John Green.
Earlier in the day, the children of Westminster Cathedral Catholic Primary school also sang in the station to the great delight of tube travellers.
Commuters responded with great generosity with nearly £654.17 raised from both sessions to support the work of AoS.
Over the Christmas season the port chaplains and volunteers of AoS will be doubling their efforts to support seafarers who face Christmas thousands of miles away from families and loved ones, particularly helping them to get to a Christmas Mass.
The brass band enthralls passing commuters.
AoS team brings festive joy.
Westminster Cathedral School pupils enchanted commuters earlier in the day.