Anna Chaplains

Anna Chaplaincy is a ministry which offers spiritual care in later life. Perhaps you would like to find out more about how to become an Anna Chaplain.

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.

What does an Anna Chaplain do?

This video was produced by the national Anna Chaplaincy team. You can see their website here: Anna Chaplaincy | Offering spiritual care in later life

There is also a national blog which will help you to stay in touch with the latest network news Blog | Anna Chaplaincy | BRF

Local Stories About Becoming an Anna Chaplain

An Out of the Blue Moment

Seeds of Ministry Sown

Diocese of Norwich Anna Chaplaincy News

New Anna Chaplains Commissioned at Norwich Cathedral


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