In an Increasingly multi-cultural and multi-faith world often reflected in differing national crews that are found on many ships today. The Port Chaplain will seek to make a consistent visitation of ships to meet the officers and crew in their everyday environment.
Contact is made on a personal level and support, help and advice, as well as practical assistance is made to any who require it. Hospitality is made available at the Chaplain’s home and is open to everyone wishing to take advantage of the offer
The seafarer visits numerous cities where usually they have no familiar faces to welcome them – that is of course except the many seafaring missions that exist to promote the welfare of the seafarer. Here in Liverpool UK, MCM extends a hand of friendship and concern for the many men and some women that visit our great Port.
MCM seeks to share the good news concerning Jesus Christ in a sensitive and relevant way, making Bibles and other literature available to all who will receive them. Invitations are readily offered to those who would seek to attend Church or a Christian fellowship. The Christian at sea is encouraged in their faith through fellowship, the Word of God and prayer. A number of Bible courses are made available to strengthen the believer in their faith, ‘The Bridge’, ‘Grace for the Weak’, and many Emmaus Bible studies as well.
Contacts are established and maintained through written correspondence, email and text messages as well as Facebook. Details are followed up with like-minded ship visitors in other Ports as appropriate.
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