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- 'A most varied Ministry' ~ Mission to Seafarers, South Tees, seeks volunteers
The Mission to Seafarers at South Tees opens each evening to serve seafarers who are far from home and only have a limited time ashore.
The Mission offers a minibus shuttle service to the club and to Middlesbrough and ensures seafarers have phone cards, and free wi fi so they can talk to their families at home, takes them shopping, and ensures they can relax with TV, pool and a beer, and buy chocolate and essentials to make life a little better.
"When they leave, we hope they are rested and refreshed, to conduct safely their difficult jobs at sea," says Alèxe Finlay, the Mission's voluntary secretary.
Ship visitors and a Chaplain also go on board to help with pastoral and spiritual issues.
This service is provided completely by volunteers – the
Mission has no paid employees and is self financing through the
generosity of the river Tees’ community. This is unique within the UK.
Mission is now looking to recruit drivers and bar staff to continue
this ministry. Full training is given, expenses paid, and protection and
safety are taken very seriously.
The Mission is open daily from 1900 to 2230hrs and is situated on the outskirts of Tees Dock in Middlesbrough.
adds, "It is wonderful to meet so many different people from other
countries, faiths and cultures, and a most varied ministry".
- Please contact Alèxe Finlay on 07876 705550.