Past Forum


Revd. Canon Ken Peters
Director of Justice & Welfare
Mission to the Seafarers

The Revd. Canon Ken Peters, RNR, Dip.Th, MBA, MA, FNI, MIW, after undergraduate studies at the University of Wales, Cardiff, Ken was ordained an Anglican Priest in 1978. In 1980 he became a maritime ministry practitioner for The Mission to Seafarers serving in Europe and Japan. He is an Honorary Canon Emeritus of the Cathedral Church of St Michael, of the Diocese of Kobe in the Nippon Sei Ko Kai, (Holy Catholic Church of Japan). Since 1994 Ken has been Director of Justice & Welfare on the Executive of The Mission to Seafarers. In 2012 Ken qualified as a UN - ILO Trainer of Flag State Inspectors and Port State Control Officers in the International Maritime Law focus of the MLC 2006.

In 1985 Ken graduated in Tokyo with a Master of Business Administration degree and in 2002 graduated in London with a Master of Arts degree in Maritime Policy. In 1995 he was elected a Companion of The Nautical Institute and elected a Fellow in 2011. In 1996 he was admitted a Member of The Institute of Welfare.

Ken is a Trustee of:
-Merchant Navy Welfare Board
-International Christian Maritime Association
-Port of Bristol International Seafarers Centre
-Port of Felixstowe International Seafarers Centre
-La Maison du Marin Britannique, Dunkerque, France

Ken is a member of the Executive Committee of the International Christian Maritime Association. He is the Chairman of the ICMA Delegation to the UN at the International Maritime Organisation and Vice Chairman of the ICMA Delegation to the UN at the International Labour Organisation. He serves on the advisory board of the Seafarers International Research Centre at the University of Wales at Cardiff and the Strategic Review group of the International Committee on Seafarers Welfare. With active service in the 1990-1991 Gulf War Ken completed twelve years as a Royal Naval Reserve Chaplain.