St. Ninian’s High School in Giffnock Scotland have thrown their full support behind Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) as we prepare to celebrate our centenary in 2020.
AoS was the grateful recipient of a £200 cheque from the East Renfrewshire school recently having worked closely with them in recent years.
Founded on the banks of the River Clyde in 1920, AoS will host the World Congress in Glasgow from 25 September to 04 October next year with excitement already building.
Gerry Bradshaw, Head of Religious Education at St. Ninian’s, is a firm supporter of the charity which supports seafarers.
Gerry said, “We are delighted to help Apostleship of the Sea. We realise the importance of seafarers to our everyday lives, and the fact that so many of them share our faith. It’s something we should all be proud of having been formed in Glasgow almost 100 years ago, and still going strong with an international dimension too.
“As a school, we are very charity-conscious. St. Ninian’s will keep offering their support in the approach to their special centenary next year.”
Euan McArthur, our Scottish Development Officer, received the cheque from S3 pupils whom he has spoken to about the work of AoS.
Moreover, St Ninian’s are busy planning a sponsored ‘keepie Uppie’ competition due to be held before the summer holidays. Pupils will be asked to show their skills with the winner receiving a signed-football to mark the occasion.
Euan said, “We are extremely grateful to St Ninian’s for their continued support and generosity. The school has shown a real interest in the work of AoS across a variety of age groups. We are looking forward to working with them more in the future as 2020 approaches.”
To commemorate their Centennial and share the charity’s mission, plans are underway for the hosting of the 25th Apostleship of the Sea World Congress in Glasgow next year. This will see the bishops promoters, national directors, chaplains, volunteers all coming together, enhancing a greater collaboration with the industry and the maritime and fishing sector, and contact with beneficiaries from all over the world.
The global network of Apostleship of the Sea – Stella Maris – has a current presence in 339 ports in 59 countries, providing practical and pastoral assistance to over one million mariners.