This past week Bishop Philip Egan met with both chaplains and ship-visitors of the Apostleship of the Sea – Stella Maris in the sacristy of the Cathedral of St John in Portsmouth.
Bishop Philip was present to promote the need for all the faithful of the diocese to be thoughtful in their prayers as well as generous in their gift-giving to the many thousands of seafarers who visit the diocese each year.
Many of the seafarers will be away from home working on the high seas throughout the Christmas Season.
This is a very lonely time for seafarers and the bishop reminds all of us to be extra thoughtful in our prayers and gift-giving this Christmas.
For more information on the Apostleship of the Sea- Stella Maris: https://www.apostleshipofthesea.org.uk/help-us