Category: chaplain

Sailors’ Society Port Chaplain retires after 20 years

In 1999, Major David Millar retired from his position as Salvation Army court worker in Auckland and immediately took up the position of Port Chaplain with Sailors’ Society Auckland. David retired from this position almost 20 years later at the age of 85. “It has been a privilege to serve the seafarers visiting Auckland”, he said. The […]

The chaplains report

At meetings of the AISC Board, the chaplains of the partner societies report on their work. In addition to the more prosaic data and statistics , some personal insights are included. Some of these, from recent reports. are included here “A highlight for me recently was in visiting a ship one Saturday, and as soon as […]

Shore Leave

The Seafarers’ Centre in Auckland (AISC) is located within a short distance from the port. There are no restrictions on shore leave in the port unless imposed by the ship due to the workload, schedule or for other reasons. This is not the case in some ports of the world where distance, lack of transport, […]

Why do we visit ships?

    Ship Visiting is an essential part of the work of the Seafarers Centre. Our chaplains visit ships to: let seafarers know about the Centre and the services we offer; be a friendly face; be ready to assist with any welfare problems the seafarers may be experiencing (we can put the seafarer in touch […]

Service of Blessing

The newspaper Stuff reported on 14 October 2017 – ‘Soldier killed in exercise a “first class gentleman” ‘ A member of the NZ Defence Force Special Operations Force died during a counter-terrorism training exercise in the waters off the Coromandel Peninsula north of Auckland. The Sergeant, a father of four, died after falling about five […]