Entries by Sue Dight

And we are back! – Open to Everyone

We are OPEN! The Garden and the Courtyard are ready to for you to drop by and have a drink. Small groups of up to 10 to ensure social distancing is maintained are able to book a table.  Email or call us on 03 9629 7083.   info@missiontoseafarers.com.au Bookings will take priority over walk-ins but […]

Melbourne Celtic Festival – 17 March 2021

 Melbourne Celtic Festival will return in 2021 As we look to assist Bushfire affected communities through the fundraiser the Melbourne Celtic Festival, The Mission to Seafarers Board and the Festival organisers have made the very tough decision to postpone the event due to the COVID-19 risk at public events. Our first priority is the safety […]

Heritage Tours are back!

The Mission to Seafarers has operated from the heritage-listed building at 717 Flinders Street since 1917. The building is iconic to the City of Melbourne and regarded for its perpetual service of responding to the unique circumstances of those who live and work at sea. The historical Mission complex is architecturally significant as being a fine urban example […]

Chaplains of the Mission – Rev. Wong

Reverend S. Wong on board the tanker San Felipe at Geelong, c 1963.    From its early days Asian seafarers have regularly visited the mission at 717 Flinders street.  A few rare early images of Japanese and Chinese seafarers dating from the early 20th C are held in the Heritage Collection. As shipping patterns changed […]

All Events are postponed due to COVID-19

Sorry to say we have no idea when we will reopen for public events.  We are adhering to the Government guidelines and currently are only open to small groups. Do drop in for a coffee or drink, as this will help us to support the Seafarers.

Krislen James Carumba, Third Officer, Bea Shultte.

Krislen James Carumba, Third Officer, Bea Shultte.   By Simon Burton All quotes attributed to Krislen James Carumba Krislen is a Third Officer currently working aboard the Bea Shultte, a 264-meter container ship operated by Bernhard Schulte Ship Management. She sails every six weeks from Singapore, then clockwise around Australia docking at capital cities loading […]