Sailors Society Auckland
The Sailors’ Society Port Chaplain’s position in Auckland is currently vacant.
A new position will be advertised in January 2018.
For 20 years until September 2018, our Chaplain was Major David Millar, a commissioned Salvation Army Officer.
David retired in September 2018. HIs retirement was marked by a function at the Seafarers centre in December 2018. <Full Story>
David was often assisted by his wife, Ofelia. A Filipina, Ofelia was often called upon to assist with welfare situations involving Filipino seafarers.
David was also the Sailors Society’s National chaplain.
Chaplain David Millar about to board a ship at Chelsea Sugar Wharf
Ofelia Millar at the Auckland International Seafarers Centre
Chaplain David Millar (Centre) with Captain Commons and crew of BALTIMAR BOREAS after memorial service for the late father of one of the crew Dec 2005 (Photo thanks to Captain Mike Wade, Baltimar NZ)