'Over its one hundred years the Mission has opened its doors to an average of 4,000 seamen per year, while
the Chaplain and his volunteers have visited many thousands of ships calling at the port of Hobart. While the
nature of shipping in Hobart has been subject to almost constant change over that time, the needs of the
seafarer have remained remarkably constant. Today, as in 1915, the Mission provides a place of relaxation
away from the noise and activity of the ship, entertainment through games, sports and social activities, a
space for quiet reflection and contemplation, opportunities to contact family or friends far away,
companionship and support when things go wrong. For most seafarers the Chaplain and the Mission
volunteers are the only human contact they will have while in Hobart.'