THE Sailors’s Society ask all to join with them this Sea Sunday to remember seafarers and give thanks for the crucial work they do.

Sea Sunday will be hosted by Barry churches - at Barry Waterfront - from 2pm on Sunday, July 10.

Your church’s support can make a huge difference to seafarers struggling at this incredibly difficult time. Every year, churches around the world celebrate Sea Sunday: remembering seafarers in prayer, giving thanks for the crucial work they do and supporting them.

The 2020 Sea Sunday theme is: ‘Calming the Storm - at home, in port and at sea'. The inspiration is the story of Jesus calming the storm, from Matthew’s Gospel.

This reminds us not only of the power of faith but of the unpredictability of life and how storms can beset all of us. As the leading charity for the welfare and well-being of seafarers and their families worldwide, The Sailors’s Society aim to help calm the storms facing seafarers at home, in port and at sea. Storms can be global – Ukraine, record tsunamis and the Covid pandemic - or they can be individual - sickness, unemployment, and bereavement.

The local Merchant Navy Association (Wales) Barry branch echo the many thanks expressed to the 11th Barry Sea Scout Group as they undertook their annual check and tidy up at Memorial area ahead of this year's Sea Sunday Service. It would be great to see our town showing much support for SEA SUNDAY, hosted by our Barry Churches.

The annual Sea Sunday Service is held at the Anchor Memorial, Barry Waterfront, near Morrisons.

Barry is noted - among other things - as being a former Merchant Navy Town, An Historic Port "once described by seamen as the Gateway to the World".