Falklands : APPOINTMENT OF PORT MISSIONER FOR THE FALKLAND ISLANDS
Submitted by Falkland Islands News Network (Juanita Brock) 22.06.2013 (Article Archived on 20.07.2013)
Trustees of the Stanley Seamen’s Mission are delighted to announce the appointment of Mrs Betty Turner as the first Port Missioner for the Falkland Islands.
OF PORT MISSIONER FOR THE FALKLAND ISLANDS
Trustees of the Stanley Seamen’s
Mission are delighted to announce the appointment of Mrs Betty Turner as the
first Port Missioner for the Falkland Islands.
As Port Missioner Betty will
assume a key leadership role in providing for the spiritual and material
well-being of seafarers and all others connected with the maritime industry in
the Falkland Islands, regardless of race or creed.
Betty’s work will include
co-ordinating the contributions of other paid staff and a growing group of
volunteers in providing assistance to seafarers in need. She will also help promote a Christian ethos
at the Lighthouse Seamen’s Centre as a place of welcome, hospitality and
refreshment for seafarers and local residents alike.
As well as previous experience,
together with her husband Howard, of working among seafarers here in the
Islands, Betty also brings wide professional expertise in welfare and pastoral
work, organisation and administration.
In her new role, Betty will
develop further the important links with the UK-based Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen which the Stanley
Seamen’s Mission has had since its inception in the early 1990s.
Betty plans to take up her new
role in mid-July and can currently be contacted on 51809 or at email@example.com
Chair of Trustees