A New Season

Hi All, We hope you are keeping well during this difficult time. We are well, and back in the UK now, having spent most of the Covid period in isolation on the ship, firstly in Senegal for a few weeks, and latterly in a port in Tenerife for nearly three months. Rather than returning just … More A New Season



For those of you who don’t know (which could be a few as we admit our communication is appalling!) we’re in Dakar, Senegal, for our fourth year of service with Mercy Ships. We initially volunteered for three years, but as we considered whether we should stay or do something new, we felt we had more … More Senegal!


After a busy few weeks at home in the UK over the summer and then ship yard in Gran Canaria, we arrived with the ship in Conakry, Guinea in early August. Stuart and I are excited to be back in Guinea, as it’s the first country we served in as newlyweds back in 2012. We’re … More Guinea!


After spending a wonderful and busy two and a half weeks at home in the UK, and a really fun time during ship yard in Gran Canaria, we arrived in Douala, Cameroon, six weeks ago, ready to start a fresh field service in a country the ship has never visited before. Many thanks to wonderful family, friends and … More Cameroon!

Merry Christmas!

Hello friends and family, It’s Christmas Eve on the ship and a combination of the heat, and none of the familiarity of traditions back home, mean it doesn’t really look a lot like Christmas as we know it. We’ve realised how much tradition plays a part in celebrating Christmas, but one of the lovely things about … More Merry Christmas!

Joining Mercy Ships

We are excited to be re-joining Mercy Ships in July 2016, and have committed to volunteer for three years. We will all be living on board the Africa Mercy, with Stuart serving as Information Services Manager, and Frances initially caring full-time for our boys. We are very thankful for the time we have had in Ashford, … More Joining Mercy Ships