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

Seafarers are not alone

Ricardo Finol

Providing a home away from home

Esteban Pacha

Two sailors

Joe McSorley

A Golden Thread

John Hood

The Welcoming Hand of Stella Maris

Andrew McDonald