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Seafarer speaker set for Norwich church


PeterPaineWebLoneliness, danger, and separation from loved ones are part of everyday life for seafarers around the world. In recognition of Sea Sunday on July 3, Rev Peter Paine, Port Chaplain at Great Yarmouth, will be speaking at a Norwich church

Revd Peter Paine, who comes from Eastbourne, joined the Royal Air Force as an RAF sailor in Air Sea Rescue. He later trained as a Baptist minister and worked for Social Services in Great Yarmouth until asked to take the position of port chaplain by the Mission to Seafarers
Six months into the job in 2002 he had to deal with the aftermath of a helicopter crash in the North Sea, in which all eleven men on board lost their lives
Mission to Seafarers has chaplains, staff and volunteers in 240 ports around the world, providing 24-hour spiritual and practical care and support to seafarers of all nationalities and faiths
In more than 100 ports the mission also runs centres which provide ‘a home away from home’, where seafarers can contact their families - from whom they are separated for months on end – or receive assistance with problems
The Salvation Army bands and choirs will also be taking part in the meeting, to which all are welcome. A special collection will be taken for the Mission to Seafarers

Event details

Date: Sunday July 3
Venue: The Salvation Army, St Giles Street, Norwich
Time: 6pm
Pictured above: Revd Peter Paine


Reproduced from the Network Norfolk web site. Used with permission.