The Mission to Seafarers

by tocle on June 26th, 2012 - Comments Off

The Mission to Seafarers

The Mission to Seafarers plays a vital role in the spiritual and physical care of seafarers in 230 ports worldwide.

The Mission in Falmouth, run by volunteers, is a popular Centre for visiting seafarers and boasts two Royal visits in four years.

On arrival at The Centre seafarers are greeted by the Mission cat.  Josephine Bagpuss, is a female mackerel tabby who lives at The Flying Angel Centre.

She has sat on the laps of over 6,000 seafarers from over 60 nations and has appeared on Songs of Praise.

Baggie, as she is known to seafarers, had a rough start to life as she was left an orphan when her mother was taken by the dockyard fox.   She soon found a home at The Flying Angel Centre, run by The Mission to Seafarers, and has lived there ever since.  Approaching her 8th birthday, Baggie is a firm favourite with visiting seafarers and is pictured here having a cuddle with a young Filipino seafarer.

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