The world’s oldest maritime welfare charity is asking churches across the Bath area to remember the world’s seafarers in a special service later this year.
Congregations from around the world will take part in Sea Sunday services on 8th July in aid of Sailors’ Society.
Each year, the Christian charity, which celebrated its 200th birthday on 18th March, asks churchgoers to pray and give thanks for the world’s 1.6m seafarers.
Stuart Rivers, Sailors’ Society’s CEO, said: “Whether they know it or not, the people of Bath rely upon seafarers.
“More than 90 per cent of everything we own comes by sea – our clothes, phones, cars – even the bricks that make up our homes.
“All of these goods are brought into the country by seafarers who risk extreme loneliness, dangerous storms and even piracy.
“Holding a Sea Sunday service for Sailors’ Society is a fantastic way of recognising the amazing work seafarers do.”
The charity has created a variety of resources for churches, which it has made available free to download at www.seasundayhero.org.