Stella Maris celebrates 100 years of supporting seafarers

Global seafarers’ charity Stella Maris (formerly known as Apostleship of the Sea) is celebrating 100 years of supporting the world’s seafarers.

It has grown into the largest ship visiting network in the world, providing seafarers with practical and pastoral support, information, and a friend in times of need. 

Founded in Glasgow on 4 October 1920, Stella Maris is now a truly international network, with over 1,000 chaplains and volunteers in 330 ports across 60 countries.  This remarkable team makes 70,000 ship visits annually to vessels of all flags and nationalities.  They look after the wellbeing and welfare of seafarers, regardless of race, creed or faith.

For more information on the work of Stella Maris and how you can support us during our centenary year please contact Ian Stokes, Head of Corporate Engagement and Partnerships on 07732 682090 or email [email protected]