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Community News & Views | Churches called on to remember seafarers

MARITIME welfare charity Sailors’ Society is asking churches in Bognor Regis to remember the world’s seafarers in a special service this summer.

 

Congregations around the world will take part in the Sea Sunday services on July 14 in aid of the good cause.

 

Each year, the Christian charity – which celebrated its 200th birthday last year – asks churchgoers to pray and give thanks for the world’s 1.6m seafarers.

 

Sandra Welch, its deputy chief executive, said: “Whether they know it or not, the people of Bognor Regis rely on seafarers.”

 

Sailors’ Society chaplains and ship visitors reach out on average to 1,000 seafarers and their families each day.

 

“More than 90 per cent of everything we own comes by sea – our clothes, phones, cars – even the bricks that make up our homes,” she added.

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