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Saying farewell to chaplain of Norwegian Seamen’s Church in Pattaya: “The most interesting place”

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Almost six years ago, Ragnvald Seierstad arrived in Thailand to take on his new position as chaplain for the Norwegian Seamen’s Church in Pattaya. Now, the calendar is counting down to the end of his service as well as his retirement. On 27 September 2019, the chaplain leaves Thailand only few hours after his last…

Opening of new Norwegian Seamen’s Church in Pattaya with waffles and blessings

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5 September 2019 was not just any ordinary Thursday for the Norwegian Seamen’s Church in Pattaya. It was the official opening of the new church in Thappraya Road Soi 5, even though it has been used for a few months, merely a stone’s throw from the former church in Soi 7. In fact, you can…

New Danish Chaplain in Singapore Seamen’s Church: “I wish for all families to try something like this”

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A dull, grey December-day in 2018, 43-year-old Sussie Nygaard Foged sat at home when she stumbled upon a teaser for a job. ‘Chaplain for the Danish Seamen’s Church in Singapore’, it read. Looking outside at the Danish weather, she felt tempted by a change in climate and she slid the advert across the table to…

New Chaplain at the Danish Seamen’s Church in Hong Kong: A dream come true

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30-year-old Danish Lars Emil Bolt had only just finished his degree in theological studies and started a temporary job as a pastor in Glostrup, Denmark, when the dream job was posted. Chaplain at the Danish Seamen’s Church in Hong Kong. “I always dreamt of going overseas,” says Lars Emil Bolt. “And if I had to…