Story: Interdenominational Christianity

Missions to Seamen (1st of 2)

Missions to Seamen

This is the flag of the Missions to Seamen, commonly known as the 'Flying Angel'. The first Mission to Seamen in New Zealand opened in Wellington in 1898, when the Reverend James Moore arrived in the city after many years working with the mission in England. In 2010 there were Missions to Seamen in seven New Zealand ports, and more than 300 throughout the world, providing social facilities and interdenominational church services. The organisation changed its name to the Missions to Seafarers in 2000.

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Museum of Wellington City and Sea
Reference: 2009.5277.6

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Peter J. Lineham, 'Interdenominational Christianity - Evangelical Christianity', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/object/29775/missions-to-seamen (accessed 24 October 2021)

Story by Peter J. Lineham, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 9 Aug 2018