Seafarers are a talented bunch indeed! Our Felixstowe port chaplain Sr Marian Davey recently organised an AoS Carol Concert at her local parish and struck on a brilliant idea to record seafarers to singing carols on video and show them during the concert.
So she got together crew members from two ships – Suecia Seaways and Nor Feeder – and challenged them to an X factor style sing-off.
Needless to say, the seafarers were up for it and gave it their all! The concert itself was great fun and well worth the hard work.
There was a lot of collaboration between supporters to get the videos on to a disc to show to the audience. Well done to them!
Sr Marian said: “It was well worth their efforts as those who attended the concert loved the clips which enabled the seafarers to engage with a local parish event.
“It brought a smile to everyone present and was an event which highlighted their vital role in our everyday lives.
There was also a Filipino choir and two other local church choirs. The local parish provided the hall free of charge and a hospitality team for refreshments. Donations worth £478 were also collected on the way out.
You can watch the video on our Facebook page.