Article notice – Thomas Cave Childs: Pioneer chaplain to female emigrants and the Missions to Seamen

Fr. Robert Miller has published a new article on an important early figure in maritime ministry in The Mariner’s Mirror journal. Miller, long a member of the Society for Nautical Research, has published several books on the work of the church and the merchant seafarer from the earliest Christian centuries until the nineteenth century. He…

Book Review: Vom Wartesaal zwischen den Meeren zum modernen Seefahrerzentrum

by Jason Zuidema, ICMA/NAMMA Christiane Sengebusch, Vom Wartesaal zwischen den Meeren zum modernen Seefahrerzentrum: Chronik der Deutschen Seemannsmission Westküste e.V., Brunsbüttel, 2020. 60pp. This small hardcover volume traces the history of the Deutschen Seemannsmission Westküste in Brunsbüttel, Germany. Written by Christiane Sengebusch, the book helps understand the growth and development of this seafarers mission organization…

Book Review: Saving Jack

David Hurrell and Alexander Campbell. Saving Jack: The Story of the Seamen’s Mission of the Methodist Church, The Queen Victoria Seamen’s Rest. London: QVSR, 2018. Of value to Methodist and non-Methodist alike, this handsome, full-colour album was put out to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the Methodist mission to seafarers in London and its flagship…

Book Review: A Christian Theology of Chaplaincy

John Caperon, Andrew Todd and James Walters, ed. A Christian Theology of Chaplaincy. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2017.  176pp.  This book is a collection of essays originally presented at a symposium on chaplaincy at Westcott House, Cambridge in April 2015. The editors and most of the presenters in the volume are associated with the Church of…

Book Review: Multifaith Chaplaincy in the Workplace

Fiona Stewart-Darling, Multifaith Chaplaincy in the Workplace: How Chaplains Can Support Organizations and their Employees. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2017.  176pp. This book is a case study in building a workplace chaplaincy program.  Fiona Stewart-Darling, an Anglican priest, explains the history and formation of the chaplaincy program she has led in the Canary Wharf district of…

Book Review: Sailors’ Society, 200 Stories from the Sea, 1818-2018

Nick Churchill, Melanie Warman, Charis Gibson, and James Leslie. 200 Stories from the Sea, 1818-2018. Southampton: Sailors’ Society, 2018. This is a commemorative book with 200 short vignettes about the work of the Sailors’ Society on the occasion of its 200th birthday. The source of most of the stories is the Society’s magazine, Chart & Compass founded in 1879,…