National Charity, the Fishermen’s Mission are holding an online Thanksgiving Service to recognise 140 years of service to the fishermen of the UK.
This year we are celebrating 140 years since the Fishermen’s Mission was founded by Ebenezer Mather. We are inviting you to gather together with us to give thanks for the wonderful work that has been achieved by all those who have been part of our family over so many years we are holding an online Thanksgiving Service.
The service will be held via zoom on 12 November 2021 at 12 noon and will last approximately an hour. There will be a chance to have a coffee and chat after the service in smaller groups, also using zoom.
All are welcome to join us for this celebration. You can join on the day by following the details below.
Meeting ID: 835 8029 5916
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Ali Godfrey, Director of Business Development & Deputy CEO, at the Fishermen’s Mission explains ‘ We are a charity deeply rooted in our Christian Faith and so it is appropriate for us to recognise this and to give thanks for the work that we have undertaken in the past 140 years and the continuation of our work into the future. The Fishermen’s Mission is a unique charity as we are the only charity that solely provides vital services to our fishermen, both active and retired, and their families’.
‘Throughout our 140 years we have seen many changes and challenges in fishing. Our services have developed and changed to meet the needs of fishermen through the generations. From owning our own boats to go out to sea to help the fishermen, to having large centres offering bed, hospital facilities and laundry services to our more modern approach of using technology to stay in touch and to bring key healthcare services to the quayside under the SeaFit banner than we share with Seafarer’s Hospital Society.’
‘Sadly, some things never change, and fishing remains the most dangerous peacetime occupation in the country. Fishermen are constantly injured at sea, often with lifechanging injuries and devastatingly some fishermen never come home. This service will be in recognition of all those who have gone before us in our work, those who are part of our current team and looking forward to those who will take us into the future.’Read more
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