Anna Chaplaincy was established in 2010 and is now part of the Bible Reading Fellowship.
The name Anna Chaplain was chosen for its echoes of Anna, the widow and faithful older person who, together with Simeon, recognised the baby Jesus as the Messiah and the fulfilment of God’s promises.
In a world where social isolation is an identified issue in many of our communities and at a time when the elderly have been some of the most affected by the COVID pandemic, the Church’s ministry to the elderly is now more important than ever.
Anna Chaplaincy provides a means of training, equipping and releasing people who will minister amongst the most vulnerable and needy in our communities.
We have sought to create a Diocesan-wide network of Anna Chaplains who come together at regular intervals to support, encourage and share good practice with one another.