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Dr Ashley's Pleasure Yacht
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Publisher Lutterworth Pr
Publication date January 26, 2017
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780718894504
ISBN-10 0718894502
Dimensions 0 by 6.14 by 9.21 in.
Original list price $40.00
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: Institutional foundation stories have a tendency to change and develop with the passage of time and much repetition. Maritime social historian, R.W.H. Miller, here explores the life of The Rev. John Ashley and his association with the foundation story of the Mission to Seafarers, the work of which society is much admired by its present Patron, HRH the Princess Royal. The traditional story is that Ashley’s son, out walking by the Bristol Channel with his father, in the early 1830s, asked how the islanders could go to church. Ashley went to see, and from the islands of Flat Holm and Steep Holm seeing large fleets of wind bound ships, asked himself the same question. He used his own money (deriving mainly from the trade of sugar and slaves) to build a schooner, which he sailed in all weathers to provide an answer, in the process creating for himself a place in the ancestry of several Anglican and Catholic societies, of which the Mission to Seafarers, the Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen, and the Apostleship of the Sea, continue to provide seafarers with a valued and often heroic service. Table of Contents Contents Acknowledgements Preface Foreword by Michael Foley Abbreviations Illustrations Chapter One Who was John Ashley? His Parents His Early Years After School Indefatigable Curate With Qualifications Chapter Two John Ashley Discovers a Need A Pleasure Yacht for Dr Ashley Chapter Three John Ashley and his Committee John Ashley States his Case Chapter Four The Bristol Channel Mission: Lame Duck or Phoenix? Chapter Five John Ashley and The Missions to Seamen Negotiations with the Bristol Channel Mission Chapter Six Dr Ashley’s later years John Ashley Leaving the Church of England? Chapter Seven Ashley in Context: Early Modern Seamen’s Missions The Bible and Tract Societies G.C. Smith And what of Bristol? London Episcopal Floating Church Society Liverpool Mariners’ Church Society Conclusion What has been Achieved? Ashley’s Faith The Contradictions Appendix One John Ashley: An Inspiration Appendix Two Dr Ashley: An Indirect Inspiration Appendix Three Dr Ashley’s Siblings Appendix Four Dr Ashley, his Wife and Children Bibliography Index

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