On Sea Sunday, 10 July 2016, churches all over the world come together to remember the world’s 1.5 million seafarers and pray for them, their families and those who support them.

As well as raising money to help those who work at sea, the day is celebrated with services, parades and ship blessings.

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Chelmsford Cathedral and Sea Sunday

A global maritime welfare charity reaches an important milestone this year.

The Mission to Seafarers is one hundred and sixty years old.

To mark this special date a Sea Sunday Evensong Service will be held in conjunction with Chelmsford Cathedral in Essex.

The Christian organisation was started by the Reverend John Ashley in Bristol in eighteen fifty-six (1856). He was motivated by the needs and struggles of the seafarers toiling in the Bristol Channel.

There are now over one point five million seafarers and the Mission to Seafarers’ work continues in two hundred ports in over fifty countries.

Reverend Canon Ken Peters is Director of Justice and Public Affairs at the Mission to Seafarers. He will be preaching at the service.

He spoke to Tracey Clarke ahead of the service

Sea Sunday milestone

A global maritime welfare charity reaches an important milestone this year.

The Mission to Seafarers is one hundred and sixty years old.

The Christian organisation was started by the Reverend John Ashley in Bristol in 1856. He was motivated by the needs and struggles of the seafarers toiling in the Bristol Channel.

There are now over 1.5 million seafarers and the Mission to Seafarers’ work continues in 200 ports in over 50 countries.

To celebrate both the anniversary and the Mission’s work special services will take place around the country this Sea Sunday (10 July).

The Reverend Canon Ken Peters is Director of Justice and Public Affairs at the Mission to Seafarers...