Our Stories

Stories have great power to inspire us, they are a vital part of Stella Maris’ heritage, showing how God has brought us all together in this life-changing work. And they remind us of the importance of supporting people in need.

Below you will read stories from volunteers, chaplains, supporters and seafarers, but your Stella Maris memories are just as important and we hope you’ll share your experiences with us.

Featured story

Peter Anson and a horse-drawn caravan

I have been a support of Stella Maris, the Apostleship of the Sea for a number of years now.  My connection with the charity is a family one and stems from two quite separate elements of family history. Firstly, my family is connected with one of the founders of Stella … Read more

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Meeting the light of my life

Kenneth James

Peter Anson and a horse-drawn caravan

Chris Loughran

Seafaring is in my blood

Veronica Hempsey

Playing my part

Gina Lowe

Seafarers – the unseen heroes

Sarah Dickson

Volunteering walking towards a ship

Why I joined Stella Maris.

Peter Huntingdon Bewers

Trekking in the Holy Land

Michael Hawke

There to guide and protect seafarers

Clare Colvin

Seafarers are not alone

Ricardo Finol

Inspired to support and knit!

Suzanne Beardsmore

Providing a home away from home

Esteban Pacha

Weeks at sea and Chinese Leeks

Billy Barnett