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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

Messy Vintage at Blended Festival

There was plenty of interest generated in Messy Vintage thanks to the National Fresh Expressions Conference, ‘Blended’, held at Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire this month. Charlotte Mckernan and her team from Loughton, Essex, helped people sample Messy Vintage with a workshop at the day conference. We are grateful for the enthusiasm and expertise they brought to introducing the concept to delegates. ‘It seemed to go well!’ reports Charlotte. ‘We had just under 30 people and we ...Read more

Launch of Caraway

Erica Roberts, City Chaplain for Older People in Southampton and contributor to Bible Reflections for Older People , has officially launched her charity Caraway , which promotes the spiritual well-being of those in older age in Southampton, both at home, in the community and in care, reaching out to those of all faiths or none, so that each older person continues to be significant and to flourish until the end of their life. It is ...Read more

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