‘Replacing isolation with belonging’ is a key aim of the Sailors’ Society, one of the three main organisations working to help seafarers in Britain’s ports. Along with their partners, the Mission to Seafarers (Anglican) and Apostleship of the Sea (Roman Catholic), their chaplains and teams of ship visitors provide practical and where appropriate, spiritual help and comfort to seafarers (of any faith or none) at ports around the world.
The Leith Port Chaplain is Pauline Robertson. Pauline is supported by Leith Churches Together and by members of the ecumenical Ship Visitors Team, set up in 2010 (read more about this at Ship Visitors @ Leith). One of the team has recently set up a great ‘Seafarers in Scotland’ Facebook page. Check it out here. Seafarers in Scotland.
Seafarers at St Mary’s Cathedral Enjoying a trip to Arthur’s Seat in winter