The Seamen's Church Institute is a social service organization located at 18 Market Square in Newport, Rhode Island. Founded in 1919, the Institute's mission is to provide men and women of the sea and persons referred from the community a safe haven in which they may find comfort, recreation and benefit. The Church Institute building was built by Edith and Maude Wetmore, daughters of Governor and Senator George Peabody Wetmore (owner of Chateau-sur-Mer). The building contains an ornately painted chapel (the work of muralist Durr Friedley), as well as a small library, a restaurant, bathrooms and laundry rooms, Wi-Fi and meeting rooms. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.