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MALAVIYA 12-2017A david hannan
History repeats itself as another Malaviya 20 crew is left stranded in Great Yarmouth without pay
The captain of an offshore supply vessel which has been stranded in Great Yarmouth since June 2016 has told how he and his crew have not received any wages in six months More ...
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Great Yarmouth Seafarers Centre says ‘thank you’ to volunteers
The Deputy Mayor, Councillor Malcolm Bird and his wife, Donna attended a fish and chip supper at the Great Yarmouth Seafarers Centre. Around twenty volunteers and directors welcomed Malcolm and Donna to an evening of fun, fellowship, and food More ...
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Great Yarmouth Seafarers Centre look for a builder and plumber
Great Yarmouth Seafarers Centre, on South Quay, desperately needs to refurbish the dilapidated toilet area to provide toilets, shower, washing machine, and tumble dryer for the use of seafarers; as well as bricking up external windows and doors More ...
CHENNAI SIX RELEASE
Mission to Seafarers Expresses Delight and Relief at Release of Chennai Six
After almost 5 years of prayer, the Chennai Six crew, including 6 British armed security personnel, has been released by Indian appeal court and are expected to be home for Christmas More ...
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Boss of Peel Ports Great Yarmouth outlines expansion plans
Richard Goffin, Port Director for Peel Ports Great Yarmouth, announced plans to develop a further part of the Outer Harbour at the East of England Energy Group's (EEEGR) Offshore Wind Week 2017 event More ...
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50 Club November 2017 draw winner announced
Great Yarmouth Seafarers Centre's October draw was conducted by Jenny Rudd and the lucky winner is ..... More ...
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50 Club October 2017 draw winner announced
Great Yarmouth Seafarers Centre's October draw was conducted by Bishop Jonathan Meyrick and the lucky winner is ..... More ...
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Bishop Jonathan visits the Seafarers Centre
On Tuesday October 17 Rt Revd Jonathan Meyrick, Bishop of Lynn, spent the day in the Great Yarmouth area to meet people and pray for the borough More ...
TRITON VISIT 10-2017B
Volunteers enjoy trip aboard Triton
The team of dedicated volunteers at the Great Yarmouth Seafarers Centre had a wonderful trip aboard the Gardline Triton More ...
MINSTER WINDOW
Traditional Blessing of the Nets service in Great Yarmouth Minster
The minster will be decorated with fishing nets, and youngsters from St George’s Primary School and Great Yarmouth Primary Academy will be singing More ...
BUZZ WIRE 2017
Buzz Wire champion receives prize
Great Yarmouth Seafarers Centre, for the second year running, held their extremely popular Buzz Wire competition at the 2017 Maritime Festival. The two winners each won a prize of tea for two at the 4 star Imperial Hotel on North Drive More ...
JENNY-DAVID-KATHY 2017
Sad day for the volunteer team
It was a sad day for the Great Yarmouth Seafarers Centre as they were bidding au revoir to two of their dedicated team of volunteers. David and Jenny were having to step down from a job they loved More ...
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50 Club September 2017 draw winner announced
Great Yarmouth Seafarers Centre's September draw was conducted by Michael Hewitt, and the lucky winner is ..... More ...
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Plenty going on at the Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival
The Great Yarmouth Seafarers Centre has a stall selling various maritime-linked articles and sand art; as well as their now famous buzzwire challenge game with a prize of tea for two at the Imperial Hotel More ...
MARITIME FESTIVAL 2017A
Colourful soldiers on parade at the Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival
Around 30,000 people will flock to the historic quayside for a weekend of seafaring heritage and fun on September 9th and 10th. This is the 18th year of the festival and organisers are aiming for it to be a more relaxed, fun affair with people able to see More ...
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50 Club August 2017 draw winner announced
Great Yarmouth Seafarers Centre's August draw was conducted by Mrs P. Paine, and the lucky winner is ..... More ...
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50 Club July 2017 draw winner announced
Great Yarmouth Seafarers Centre's July draw was conducted by Mrs J Bailey, and the lucky winner is ..... More ...
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15th Anniversary Remembrance Service
The remembrance service was held to honour those who lost their lives on Tuesday, 16th July 2002 after a catastrophic engine failure causing their helicopter to crash into the sea with the loss of all lives of those on board More ...
SEA GROYNES
Shipwrecked Mariners charity searching for the UK’s ultimate sea view
The Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society is once again calling on photographers to submit images celebrating Britain’s proud maritime heritage, for its annual competition searching for the UK’s ultimate sea viewLaunched to mark national Seafarers Awareness Week More ...
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Great Yarmouth Seafarers Centre’s 50 Club competition
The 50 Club is the way you can help GYSC to make money and, at the same time, make a little money for yourself. Each place in the competition costs £5 per month … but you may have as many places as you wish More ...
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50 Club June 2017 draw winner announced
Great Yarmouth Seafarers Centre's June draw was conducted by John from Swift Taxis, and the lucky winner is ..... More ...
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Visit the 2017 Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival
The famous Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival is a fantastic free two-day event found on historic South Quay with ships to go aboard, live shanty folk music, fun street theatre exhibitions, and demonstrations for visitors to explore More ...
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50 Club May 2017 draw winner announced
Great Yarmouth Seafarers Centre's May draw was conducted by Jacob Cockrill, and the lucky winner is ..... More ...
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50 Club April 2017 draw winner announced
Great Yarmouth Seafarers Centre's April draw was conducted by Judith Edmonds, and the lucky winner is ..... More ...
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50 Club March 2017 draw winner announced
Great Yarmouth Seafarers Centre's March draw was conducted by Michael Hewitt, and the lucky winner is ..... More ...
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50 Club February 2017 draw winner announced
Great Yarmouth Seafarers Centre's February draw was conducted by Rev Peter Paine, and the lucky winner is ..... More ...
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Malaviya Twenty crew heading home from Great Yarmouth at last
Crew members of the Malaviya Twenty wave farewell to Great Yarmouth as they prepare to finally go home. An agonising wait has finally come to an end for the crew of the Malaviya Twenty More ...
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Stranded Malaviya Twenty sailors thank locals as end of captivity looks to be in sight
Stranded sailors of the Malaviya Twenty have thanked the people of Great Yarmouth for their support during their stay in the town. The Indian-owned offshore supply vessel arrived in the town in June, but financial issues have meant its crew are unpaid More ...
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50 Club January 2017 draw winner announced
Great Yarmouth Seafarers Centre's January draw was conducted by Margaret Luckett, and the lucky winner is ..... More ...
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Update on the Malaviya Twenty situation
The vessel was arrested just before Christmas. Not a lot has happened since then as the company has 14 days to appeal the court’s decision More ...
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Port Chaplain’s Christmas message of thanks after Malaviya Twenty appeal response
A dozen bags filled with chocolates, toiletries, cards and gifts, and one united message: we support you More ...
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Malaviya Twenty prompts scathing open letter to government minister
The plight of the Indian crew stranded in Great Yarmouth has prompted a scathing open letter to a government shipping minister More ...
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50 Club December 2016 draw winner announced
Great Yarmouth Seafarers Centre's December draw was conducted by M. Luckett, and the lucky winner is ..... More ...
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Yarmouth chaplain launches appeal for stranded crew
Great Yarmouth Port Chaplain Rev Peter Paine has started an appeal to help a 12-strong Indian crew who have been stranded in the port for over six months on board their detained ship More ...
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Indian crew needs our help
12 Indian crew members have been stranded here in Great Yarmouth since 5th June 2016. They have not been paid by their company, and will not be able to travel home for Christmas More ...
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Port Chaplain’s role is saved but reduced to part time job
Great Yarmouth’s dedicated Port Chaplain spoke of his relief after it was confirmed his role would continue, despite only on a part time basis More ...
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50 Club November 2016 draw winner announced
Great Yarmouth Seafarers Centre's October draw was conducted by Miss Sharon Coveney, and the lucky winner is ..... More ...
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Fish and Chip supper at the GY Seafarers Centre
The Mayor and Mayoress, along with their grandchildren, attended a fish and chip supper at the Great Yarmouth Seafarers Centre More ...
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Port Chaplain's hours of work to be reduced
Good Work (Norfolk and Waveney Industrial Mission) Ltd employs the Rev Peter Paine as the Port Chaplain of Great Yarmouth. Currently this is a full time post. However, they are sorry to announce that from 1st February 2017 the post will be part time only More ...
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50 Club October 2016 draw winner announced
Great Yarmouth Seafarers Centre's October draw was conducted by Mrs P. Paine, and the lucky winner is ..... More ...
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50 Club September 2016 draw winner announced
Great Yarmouth Seafarers Centre's September draw was conducted by Councillor Graham Plant, and the lucky winner is ..... More ...
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Great fun at the Maritime festival on South Quay
The festival got off to the traditional start with the sound of canon-fire and the Sea Cadets band. The prominent vessels moored along the quay were, the Earl of Pembroke, a 44m long schooner from 1945,which had sailed into Great Yarmouth to mark More ...
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GY Seafarers' Centre supports stricken crew 
Offshore supply ship detained in Great Yarmouth as company fails to pay crew wages More ...
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50 Club August 2016 draw winner announced
Great Yarmouth Seafarers Centre's August draw was conducted by Mr John Rosenfield, and the lucky winner is ..... More ...
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50 Club July 2016 draw winner announced
Great Yarmouth Seafarers Centre's July draw was conducted by Mrs J Edmonds, and the lucky winner is ..... More ...
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50 Club June 2016 draw winner announced
Great Yarmouth Seafarers Centre's June draw was conducted by Mrs R. Cockrill, and the lucky winner is ..... More ...
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50 Club May 2016 draw winner announced
Great Yarmouth Seafarers Centre's May draw was conducted by Robyn Adams from Seajacks, and the lucky winner is ..... More ...
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50 Club April 2016 draw winner announced
Great Yarmouth Seafarers Centre's April draw was conducted by Mr Rouse, and the lucky winner is ..... More ...
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Happy first birthday to Great Yarmouth Seafarers Centre
Several volunteers and board members gathered together at the centre to celebrate its first birthday with a delicious fish and chip supper, supported by a wonderful birthday cake, lovingly baked by Pam, one of the volunteer team More ...
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Seafarers Centre sees three delightful seafarers on Good Friday
“Three delightful seafarers came to the Centre last Friday” said volunteers, Pam and Paul, when they were on duty. Chairman of the Trustees, Captain Steve Roberts, said “These guys were in port over the weekend with a cargo of timber products; More ...
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50 Club March 2016 draw winner announced
Great Yarmouth Seafarers Centre's March draw was conducted by Pat Paine, and the lucky winner is ..... More ...
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Mariners centre appeals for help to open longer
As Great Yarmouth’s Seafarers’ Centre prepares for its first anniversary, an appeal has been launched for more volunteers to help it to open for longer. Around 12 volunteers give their time to help mariners who arrive in the port often after long periods More ...
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Treat for volunteers when invited aboard the Scylla
On Saturday 5th March, volunteers from the Great Yarmouth Seafarers Centre were taken by Revd Peter Paine for a tour around the newest in the Seajacks fleet of jack-up vessels and the largest of its kind in the world the Seajacks Scylla More ...
PC PLUG 2016
Port’s chaplain faced with axe unless funds can be found
Funding is poised to be axed for Great Yarmouth’s dedicated port chaplain casting a question mark over his caring ministry in the town. Rev Peter Paine has been hit by cutbacks being made by the Mission to Seafarers who are paying his salary until the end More ...
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50 Club February 2016 draw winner announced
Great Yarmouth Seafarers Centre's February draw was conducted by Josh Hanrahan, of the Yarmouth Mercury, and the lucky winner is ..... More ...
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Yarmouth chaplain aids stricken Russian sailor
Great Yarmouth port chaplain Rev Peter Paine, has come to the aid of a Russian sailor who was twice rescued by lifeboat crews from his yacht while trying to leave the port in rough seas More ...
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Russian seafarer brought back to safety in Great Yarmouth
A Russian seafarer trying to sail his yacht out of Yarmouth has landed up high and dry on Scroby Sands. The Russian was landed by the lifeboat from Yarmouth around 16.00hrs, and the Port Chaplain, Rev Peter Paine, was called to look after him More ...
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Sailors enjoying the free facilities
This evening saw four seafarers from Lowestoft for use of the free internet and hospitality at the Great Yarmouth Seafarers Centre More ...
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50 Club November draw winner announced
Great Yarmouth Seafarers Centre's November draw was conducted by Ken Hunt. and the lucky winner is ..... More ...
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50 Club October draw winner announced
Great Yarmouth Seafarers Centre's October draw was conducted by Claire Whelan, Recruitment Officer for Deeside Crewing Services. and the lucky winner is ..... More ...
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Friendly faces for stranded seafarers
The Great Yarmouth Seafarers Centre was a haven for two seafarers whose vessel's engine had failed while they were on their way home to a port in the south of England. The following day, the centre's Volunteer Manager, Kathy Ridgway said More ...
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Could you help the GY Seafarers Centre look shipshape?
The Rev Peter Paine is appealing for a handyman to come forward and finish building work for a seaman's mission in Great Yarmouth. A seaman’s mission, faced with DIY disaster, has issued its own plea for help More ...
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50 Club September draw winner announced 
The September draw was conducted by Val Pettit, Director of GYSC, and the lucky winner is............ More ...
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Civic procession opens the 16th Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival 
The 16th Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival opened, marked by a civic procession which included the East Norfolk Militia and Great Yarmouth Mayor Cllr Shirley Weymouth More ...
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Gorleston coastguards given 'royal tour'
Graham Joel, Station Officer Gorleston Coastguard, together with three coastguards popping into the Great Yarmouth Seafarers Centre to see the Port Chaplain and the centre. After a cuppa they were given the ‘Royal Tour’ of the centre More ...
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First draw for the Seafarers Centre’s 50 Club competition
The first draw took place on Monday 17th August 2015 with the Mayor of Great Yarmouth, Shirley Weymouth and her consort. In the picture alongside, you can see the Mayor at the computer all set to push that button on the random selector More ...
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Bishop Graham launches Centre's internet
On a visit to the new Great Yarmouth Seafarers Centre, the Bishop of Norwich, Rt Rev Graham James, was the first person to use the internet at the centre. This is a very big step forward for the seafarers who use the centre More ...
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Collection tins to go aboard Vroon ships
In the picture left, you can see Claire Whelan, Recruitment Officer for Deeside Crewing Services, receiving from the Port Chaplain, Rev Peter Paine, a small sample of the 15 collecting tins that Vroon have offered to put on board their ships. These tins More ...
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Christian charity calls on Government to intervene as seafarers face retrial
A Christian charity supporting six British seafarers detained in India have been told their trial will be reopened. Mission to Seafarers says the Supreme Court Judge in Delhi has referred the case back to the Magistrates Court to go to full trial again More ...
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Unexpected fun at the Seafarers' Centre
Last evening, the two volunteers on duty at the recently opened Seafarers' Centre had an amazing time. They were busy sorting some books that had been kindly donated earlier that day when two lovely people walked through the doorway and enquired about More ...
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First seafarer visitor steps over the threshold
Last night, the volunteers in the newly opened Seafarers Centre welcomed the first seafarer visitor through the doors. He commented that it was great to see this facitlity return to Great Yarmouth after being missed for so many years More ...
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Centre opens after years of hard work
Glorious sunshine met the dozens of supporters gathered on Great Yarmouth’s busy quayside for the dedication of a new seafarers’ centre. Around 80 people celebrated the official opening of the Great Yarmouth Seafarers' Centre with a traditional ribbon cut More ...
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Appeal for volunteers as opening date set for new seafarers centre in Great Yarmouth
After a break of nine years, Great Yarmouth’s Seafarers’ Centre is set to re-open in a new riverside spot boosting the welfare prospects of thousands of mariners from across the globe. It means port chaplain Rev Peter Paine can get on with his ministry More ...
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Helping strangers in a foreign land
There is nothing more important for the Secretary General than to visit ports and see the work at the front line. Sometimes you become a witness yourself to some of the dramas experienced by our teams - chaplains, staff and volunteers More ...
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New Seafarers Centre grand opening
after more than 10 years' absence, the new Great Yarmouth Seafarers Centre will be celebrating its opening More ...
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Welcome boost for the developing Seafarers Centre 
Homesick sailors in Great Yarmouth have been given a boost after the town’s Seafarer Centre took a big step towards reopening. Since the old building closed in 2004, Port Chaplain, Rev Peter Paine, has been working to reestablish a safe place for seamen More ...
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Have a look at the goings-on inside
I have been photographing aspects of Great Yarmouth for around 2 years and have noted the neglected building, formerly Bay21a on the quay. It was with delight that I read in the papers that it had been found a new use and one that would be of benefit More ...
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Great Yarmouth's new Seafarers Centre moves closer to its opening
A group from the crew of the Seajacks Kraken, currently ‘jacked up’ in Great Yarmouth’s outer harbour, spent a few hours helping to clear out and remove rubble from the building on South Quay that is to soon become the new Seafarers Centre More ...
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Christmas gifts for Great Yarmouth Seafarers Centre
The photo alongside shows Captain Steve Roberts, Chairman of the Trustees, handling over cash to Rev Peter Paine, Port Chaplain, which was funds raised by the crew of his ship, the “Seajacks Kraken” More ...
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Chaplain who is a champion for Great Yarmouth
"It was one of the most wonderful times of my life" - Great Yarmouth port chaplain Peter Paine reveals his past while planning the future of the Seafarers' Centre More ...
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Urgent help needed for new Seafarers Centre
The new Seafarers Centre is getting a makeover; and an electrician is to carry out work to the building as soon as possible. Any offers of help from someone who has all the up to date certification would be most welcome More ...
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Great Yarmouth Seafarers Centre launches new website
As work progresses on the new Great Yarmouth Seafarers Centre, a new website has been launched to provide information about the centre and its services. The Great Yarmouth Seafarers Centre is an advice and social hub which will soon be available More ...
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Work progresses to refurbish the new Seafarers Centre
Now the new roof has been installed on what will be the new Seafarers Centre, work is beginning in earnest to bring the building up to standard to be a place of haven for seafarers coming into the port. The glazier set to work to replace the entrance door More ...
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Chaplain given keys for Yarmouth's new seafarers centre
Port Chaplain, Rev Peter Paine, is handed the keys to the new Seafarers Centre in Great Yarmouth by port boss Bruce Coupland. More ...
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Yarmouth seafarers hub moves closer
A project to turn a shabby quayside building into a high-tech advice and social hub for seafarers is moving forward thanks to a funding boost. Fundraisers are over half way towards a £10,000 target to bring the caring service back to Great Yarmouth after More ...
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Great Yarmouth, is a coastal town and port in Norfolk, England. It is located at the mouth of the River Yare, 20 miles (32 km) east of Norwich. More ...
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The Great Yarmouth Seafarers Centre is an advice and social hub available to the estimated 15,000 seafarers from across the world who visit the port of Great Yarmouth every year. More ...
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The Great Yarmouth Seafarers Centre is an advice and social hub available to the estimated 15,000 seafarers from across the world who visit the port of Great Yarmouth every year

Part of the Mission to Seafarers, the Seafarers Centre is run by Port Chaplain, Rev Peter Paine, and offers someone to talk to, a chance to call home, and spiritual support

 

The centre is open every weekday evening between 6pm and 8pm and, for a trial period, Saturday and Sunday between 1pm and 3pm

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