Maritime Blessing for New Fire Fighting Vessels

Burra-and-Girawaa-Port Authority of NSW

The Port of Authority of New South Wales CEO Phil Holliday invited MtS Sydney Principal Chaplain Rev Tay, assisted by Chaplain Retchie, to bless their two new fire fighting vessels during a traditional naming ceremony at Walsh Bay recently. The new vessels were named ‘Burra’ and ‘Girawaa’.

2023 Thanksgiving and Christmas Celebration

Guests enjoying our 2023 Thanksgiving and Christmas Celebration

Thank you to the over 80 people – including seafarers – who joined us for the 2023 Mission to Seafarers Sydney Thanksgiving and Christmas Celebration. Photos and memories here!

Commodore Rynd Joins MTS Syd Board

Commodore Christopher ‘Kit’ Rynd has joined the Mission to Seafarers Sydney Board sharing his experience of more than 45 years at sea

Port Kembla Community Replaces Minibus in only 10 Days!

Chaplain John Kewa from Port Kembla Mission to Seafarers

The Port Kembla community came together recently to present a new 12-seater bus to The Mission to Seafarers Port Kembla – Chaplain John Kewa had the first drive and thanked everyone involved for acting so promptly to help seafarers in need of The Missions’ free transport service.

Master’s Mariner 2023 Winter Edition

Why has our Board decided to share the funds raised from our successful Annual Luncheon with other MtS Missions in need? Hear stories of seafarers who have been helped by our Chaplains, how volunteers have been helping us, upcoming events and announcements of prize winners. Remember to enter our competition celebrating the launch of our new website – win one of 10 double passes to the Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney. It’s free to enter and entries close noon Monday September 25, 2023. See our latest Masters Mariner for all the latest insights into what’s been happening at our Mission.

New Chair Inspired by Seafarers Lockdown Strength

“I cannot think of a person in the whole country who is better placed to lead this fine organisation” said retiring Chair Peter Janssen OAM as he handed over to Robert Dunn during our 2023 AGM.

So why did our new chair say yes to this volunteer role? See this short video (link from image) and read on to learn more.

Holiday Hours - regular except CLOSED on Dec 25, Dec 31 and Jan 1, 2024.​