Resourcing the spiritual journey of older people

Time to Talk Befriending

Time to Talk Befriending

New network members Emily Kenward and her mother Julie Williams will be commissioned in Brighton in January 2019. 

Julie Anna Williams will be appointed as an Anna Chaplain for Time To Talk Befriending, a Christian charity that is seeking to address the issue of loneliness and isolation of older people living within the Brighton and Hove community. 

Julie has an MA in Social Responsibility and has been the manager of a women’s centre in the city for the past five years. She says she is very much looking forward to taking up this role in the new year.

Emily Kenward is a qualified social worker and the founder of Time to Talk Befriending. The charity, she says, ‘is rooted in the Christian faith and motivated by the belief that older people should be honoured and remembered not forgotten within society. The charity seeks to tackle multiple disadvantages which can impact on the health and well-being of older people.’

It has received accolades for the provision of intergenerational befriending and events, community outreach activities and seasonal campaigns. When asked about the reason for connecting with Anna Chaplaincy, Emily said, ‘Since the foundation of the charity I have been prayerfully seeking an opportunity to further develop our ministry with older people so when I met Debbie earlier this year I knew it was God’s perfect timing!’

Time to Talk Befriending will launch Anna Chaplaincy Brighton, Hove and Worthing at a celebratory commissioning event on 24 January 2019. The work will be coordinated by Julie Williams, who Emily says ‘will be a hugely positive addition to the team’.


If you would like to support the charity by buying one of their new calendars just launched, they are obtainable through online shop. Click here to view.

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