120 Years in North Shields

Posted on Tuesday 18th September 2018

On Saturday 22nd September the 120 years will be launched between 11am – 3pm in the Beacon Shopping Centre, CaptureBedford Street North Shields. The 120 years of the Fishermen’s Mission in North Shields is next year in 2019. – 1899-2019. The event on Saturday will be to raise awareness of the Mission’s history in North Shields and also the present ongoing vital work of “providing a lifeline of welfare and support to fishermen and their families” that the North Shields Fishermen’s Mission provides between Amble and Hartlepool in the North East.

We are the nominated charity of the Beacon Centre so it is very fitting that this event is held there.

The event will be running from 11am-3pm and is open to the whole family so come and show your support! There will be music, a Mission stall and Albert the Mascot of the Fishermen’s Mission! with plenty of Children’s Activities.

Come and meet the 120 years steering group. Photos old and new, and Key events to celebrate 120 years in 2019.


Lost Fishermen & Seafarers Service

On Sunday the Lost Fishermen & Seafarers Service takes place at North Shields Baptist Church, Howard Street, North Shields at 2pm. This is a service of reflection and remembrance, for all fishermen & seafarers lost from the waters of the North East & beyond. The service will be led by Superintendent Peter Dade, Mission Area Officer, North Shields and the speaker will be the Venerable Simon Golding CBE.

During the service, there will be a time to remember all fishermen & seafarers who have been lost at sea.
Immediately following the service a wreath will be laid at the Seafarer’s Anchor Memorial, Tyne Street/Howard Street, in memory of all seafarers who have been lost at sea.

All are welcome to attend.