About Us

Aberdeen Seafarers Centre was formed as a charity in 2008. It is a local charity, established to enhance and enrich the wellbeing of seafarers living in and visiting the Aberdeen area. We seek to promote the spiritual, emotional and physical welfare of persons who are, or have been, seafarers and their families. We provide a frontline service to the thousands of seafarers passing through the port of Aberdeen each year.

We also provide advice and help to retired and ex-seafarers, and their families, accessing grants and welfare services, signposting them to other services (local and national) where appropriate.


Port Chaplain


Steve Murray
Port Chaplain
M: +44 07551 978343

Steve joined Aberdeen Seafarers Centre as a chaplain in July 2020 after serving 8 years as a Port Superintendent with the Fishermen’s Mission in Peterhead. Seafaring was very much in his blood, with fishing and merchant navy seafarers on both sides of the family, it was perhaps no surprise that when he felt the calling to Christian ministry, it was to be within the seafaring communities in the North East of Scotland. During his 8 years with the Fishermen’s Mission, he built a real passion for the welfare of seafarers working on the fishing fleet in Peterhead. He is delighted to be given the opportunity to continue this ministry to the seafaring community in Aberdeen.

Board of Trustees
Jeanette Forbes OBE, FRSA, DipMan
Trustee since 31/07/2013
CEO PCL Group
David Kenwright – Chairman / Secretary
Trustee since 18/09/2008
MD Achater Offshore Ltd
John Reynolds
Trustee since 18/09/2008
Councillor – Aberdeen City Council
Matthew Gordon
Trustee since 10/08/2020
CEO North Star Shipping
Donald Mackenzie – Treasurer
Trustee since 10/08/2020
Director Accord Business Partnerships
Colin Taylor
Trustee since 25/11/2015
Lord Dean of Guild of the City and Royal Burgh of Aberdeen