April 2010 - Naval Chaplain the new Wellington Missioner to Seafarers
Image Above: L to R. Captain Naval Reserves CAPT Peter Arnold, Bishop of Wellington the Rt. Reverend Tom Brown, Chaplain Bob Peters and Principal Navy Chaplain Wayne Toleafoa.
In a rare honour, the current Wellington Navy Reserves Chaplain the Reverend Bob Peters was formally installed as the new Wellington Missioner to Seafarers by the Bishop of Wellington the Rt. Reverend Tom Brown on the 4th of July at the Wellington Cathedral.
The Installation Ceremony was attended by a number of Wellington Navy Reserve and NZ Defence Force personnel , and participating in the ceremony were the former Chief of Navy RADM David Ledson (Retired) and the current Principal Navy Chaplain Wayne Toleafoa.
Chaplain Bob Peters is no stranger to the Sea, having previously worked as a Merchant Navy Officer and in recent years acted as the Vicar to the seaside Parish of Miramar, and the Chaplain to HMNZS OLPHERT the Wellington Navy Reserves Division, including undertaking a number of NZ Defence Force postings both within New Zealand and Overseas.
While part of the Anglican Church, the Mission to Seafarers serves and cares for seafarers of all religions and creeds working though a network of Chaplains, staff and volunteers in 230 ports around the world In more than 100 ports it runs Seafarers Centres including the Wellington Mission to Seafarers located next to the Cruise Ship Terminal at Aotea Quay.