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The Missions to Seamen house flag.

The Missions to Seamen house flag.
Missions to Seamen house flag.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: RP_12_11
Description: The house flag of the Missions to Seamen, recently renamed the Missions to Seafarers. This organisation was founded by the Church of England in 1856, to co-ordinate the various Anglican ministries to seamen. The angel motife was adopted in 1858 house flag. It was inspired by a verse from the Book of Revelation: "Then I saw an angel flying in mid-heaven with an eternal gospel to proclaim to those on earth, to every nation and tribe, language and people." Now renamed Mission to Seafarers, the organisation remains active in 100 ports worldwide, including Tilbury.
Creator: Unknown
Date: 20th century
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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