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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Volunteering walking towards a ship

Why I joined Stella Maris.

Peter Huntingdon Bewers

Weeks at sea and Chinese Leeks

Billy Barnett

Why I support Seafarers

Julian Wong

A Golden Thread

John Hood

Ship visiting in Leith

Anne-Marie Stephen

A kind word can go a long way

Michael O'Connor

A personal reminder

Simon Bromage

Volunteering walking towards a ship

Happy memories in Glasgow

James Moffatt

A Special Encounter

John Pinhay

A Christmas visit at Fowey

Bill Krey