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1st March 2024  

Stella Maris –  Apostleship of the Sea - Easter Egg Appeal

Please support the local Stella Maris Easter Egg Appeal by donating Easter Egg treats to seafarers in our local ports over Easter.

Stella Maris, the Catholic charity that supports Seafarers, is planning to give chocolate treats to crew aboard ships in port along the south coast over Easter.


There will be many hundreds of seafarers passing through our ports and far away from home this Easter. It can be a very lonely time for them.


The Port Chaplains are asking for any chocolate Easter Egg donations.  Please give your gifts to the Parish Office by Monday 18 March.

Thank you. Sam Newington

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13th July 2023  

Sea Sunday - 9th July 2023 - Thank You

A huge thank you to everyone for donating to last week's Sea Sunday collection, a fantastic sum of over £1274 was raised.


Thank you also to Mark and Allan for all the work they carry out with Stella Maris, making a real difference to the welfare of crews onboard visiting ships.

If anybody is interested in joining a small team to promote the work and awareness of Stella Maris, or join Mark and Allan on ship visits, please contact Sam Newington (01305 813377)

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28th June 2023  

Sea Sunday - 9th July 2023

Seafarers and fishers play a vital role in all of our lives, but they often work in difficult, hazardous conditions. In the last year, more crews have been abandoned by their employers than ever before. Many are still being denied the right to leave their ships for even a short break away from the relentless noise and pressure onboard. Many are reporting more stress and poorer mental health.


Sea Sunday is Sunday 9th July. It is when the Church prays for all those who live and work at sea. Your support will make a big difference to seafarers and fishers in need. 

Please note there will be a second collection at all Masses this weekend. Or you can donate  by visiting, or by texting ‘SEA’ to 70460 to donate £5. This collection is vital to enable Stella Maris to continue its important work, so please give generously. Thank you.

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Stella Maris

Stella Maris is the largest ship-visiting network in the world, and the official maritime charity of the Catholic Church. 

Seafarers often have to work away from their families and local communities for nine to 12 months at a time.  Across the world, we aim to provide a ‘friend in every port’ and stand alongside seafarers and fishers to ensure their rights are upheld. For 100 years we’ve been extending the hand of friendship and welcoming seafarers and fishers to our shores.

Our network of chaplains and volunteers makes more than 70,000 ship visits each year and supports hundreds of thousands of seafarers and fishermen in times of need.

For more information about our work please visit the Stella Maris website. 

Our Lady Star of the Sea Stella Maris Team

For more information or to get involved please contact Sam Newington at

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