Southern Africa

Sailors’ Society SA Dedication Service

The Sailors’ Society welcomes all to their annual dedication service which has become a highlight on the Sailors’ Society, South Africa’s calendar. At this service chaplains as well as members of the Society re-dedicate themselves to continue serving seafarers and making their well-being our prime concern. The service which will be held on 22 January…

Obituary: Terry Whitfield

We learnt with sadness of the tragic passing in October of Terry Whitfield, Chairman of the Durban Seafarers Mission. Terry served the Apostleship of the Sea for 36 years, most of that time on the Executive. He was appointed Chairman of the local branch some 15 years ago and after a few years he was…

Advanced Course for Chaplains

Chaplain Steve van Schalkwyk in Cape Town writes about the TIR [Trauma Incidence Reduction] and the [LSR Life Stress Reduction] Courses he and Rev Boet van Schalkwyk attended from 2 – 10 November 2016 in Cape Town. He reports that course participants gained a lot of new skills and practical experience – in between some…