THE OLDEST maritime welfare charity is urging churches across Bromsgrove, Rubery and Droitwich to remember the world’s seafarers in a special service.
Congregations from around the world will take part in Sea Sunday services on July 8 in aid of the Sailors’ Society.
Each year the 200-year-old charity asks churchgoers to pray and give thanks for the world’s 1.6million seafarers.
Stuart Rivers, chief executive of the Sailors’ Society, said: “Whether they know it or not, the people of Malvern 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 to download at www.seasundayhero.org.
The resource pack includes a sermon outline, PowerPoint, videos, posters and Sunday School lesson plan and activities.