The Mission to Seafarers is a registered charity that provides help and support to the 1.5 million crewmen
and women who face danger every day to keep our global economy afloat.
From the Mission to Seafarers website:
"In 1836, the Revd John Ashley established the Bristol Channel Mission after being struck by the loneliness and spiritual needs of seafarers.
Following his example, a number of Anglican ministries followed suit, and in 1856 they decided to set up an organisation. The Mission to Seamen – as it was known then – was made a missionary society of the Anglican Communion and its work grew in line with the rapidly expanding British maritime empire.
In 2000, the name was changed to The Mission to Seafarers to reflect its role as a society that cares for all seafarers, regardless of gender. In 2007, it became a company limited by guarantee. By 2010, all the assets and liabilities of the unincorporated charity were transferred into The Mission to Seafarers."
The Mission to Seafarers is the newest ministry at St. Michael's Multicultural. The partnership began in 2018. And the covenant was renewed on September 29, 2019.