During a visit to North Tees, the tanker ‘Gas Pasha’ berthed at the Conoco Phillips facility last year, and the Captain asked if arrangements could be made for Mass to be celebrated on board.
Fortunately the ship was to be in the port overnight. AoS North Tees port chaplain, Deacon Peter Barrigan contacted Fr Jeff Dodds, the Parish Priest at St Peter and Paul parish, Stockton, who, despite the short notice, readily agreed to celebrate Mass on board.
The following evening, ship visitors Hugh and Mary Ward, brought Fr Jeff to the port. Here they guided him through the stringent and strict security, entry and safety requirements at the Conoco Phillips facility before boarding the ship and celebrating Mass for the delighted crewmembers.
This was Fr Jeff’s first Mass on board ship and he remarked, “It was a pleasure to board ship and celebrate Mass for the crew. Just let me know if I can be of any further help”.
The photo shows Fr Jeff on the right, with Hugh and Mary Ward, our two ship visitors in North Tees.