|Southampton Port Chaplain (rt) with a seasoned ship's Chaplain|
|Atrium of the Carnival HQ|
The Headquarters of Carnival is very near the docks in Southampton, and we were shown round and met many who work there. It is a very large undertaking, and the dedication of everyone in the company is hugely impressive.
Seeing round the building gave a very different perspective (in all senses of the word) of the operation of the Cruise and Liner World.
|Salvina from Stella Maris and Fr Priestly on top of the world|
Salvina Bartholomeusz is the link all volunteer chaplains have with the Apostleship, and she is a huge encouragement to us all, ready to answer questions, give advice, and generally keep a very diverse bunch of clergy in some sort of order. Some of us are retired, others are in chaplaincy work and there are full-time parish priests. We included Irish, English, Indian and Philippino clergy - the last two especially welcome since many of the crew members are either from India or the Philippines.
|Priests from Birmingham (IUniversity Chaplaincy) and Wash Common (Parish priest in Newbury)|