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Julie Anna Williams and Emily Kenward commissioned as Anna Chaplains

Anna Chaplaincy has also spread to Brighton and Hove in East Sussex in the first weeks of 2019. It was a joyful and diverse gathering for the commissioning of two new Anna Chaplains. The event took place at Holland Road Baptist Church, Hove, last month. Holland Road Baptist Church Debbie Thrower and and Julia Burton-Jones with Julie Anna Williams and Emily Kenward Debbie Thrower, Team Leader for The Gift of Years, joined the Bishop of ...Read more

Terry Eccott wins at the Dementia Awards

Terry Eccott at the Dementia Awards This year’s winner of the Most Exceptional Contribution by a Person Living with Dementia Award went to Dementia Campaigner, Terry Eccott. Terry, was presented with his trophy by the host, Labour politician Hazel Blears. The awards ceremony was held at the Hilton Brighton Metropole, where 500 professionals from the care industry world were able to focus on the 16-category award ceremony. Two independent judges, Sally Knocker of Dementia Care ...Read more

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 ...Read more

Anna Chaplaincy in Aylesbury

Determined first steps have been taken to establish Anna Chaplaincy in and around Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. Thirty people attended a public meeting held at the Church of the Holy Spirit, Bedgrove, at the invitation of Tim and Jean Howlett from the local Baptist church and the Anglican Area Dean, the Revd David Williams. The Howletts were first introduced to the concept in 2015 and have been drumming up local support, convinced that, as Jean said that ...Read more

Thai feast

The promise of a mouth-watering Thai banquet attracted supporters to a charity dinner in aid of The Gift of Years in Winchester. Forty-five supporters gathered at Manow Thai restaurant in the city to hear more about the practical way of supporting people in later life that is Anna Chaplaincy to Older People. Susan Henderson at Manow Thai Fighting loneliness in old age was a key topic as Debbie explained the growth of Anna Chaplaincy, which ...Read more


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