Anna Chaplaincy is a ministry offering person-centred spiritual care for older people. Anna Chaplains can be lay or ordained, male or female, and in paid or voluntary roles. Some have been in lay ministry roles for a while (as authorised lay ministers or Readers), others are ordained, but for some Anna Chaplaincy is their first ministry role
Anna Chaplaincy in the Dioceses of Canterbury was introduced in 2019 and is affiliated to The Bible Reading Fellowship; there are now Anna Chaplains in each of our archdeaconries.
- Becoming an Anna Chaplain - information for anyone interested in becoming an Anna Chaplain
- Anna Chaplaincy - more information from the Bible Reading Fellowship
- Resources for Developing ministry alongside those living with dementia
- Anna Chaplaincy course - applications are now being taken for an online course in January-February 2023. To download course dates click here To read about the commissioning of two recent Anna Chaplaincy course participants visit the national Anna Chaplaincy blog page.
Anna Chaplaincy in the Diocese is co-ordinated by Julia Burton-Jones, who is also Anna Chaplaincy Lead for the Diocese of Rochester.
The Anna Chaplaincy Reference Group oversees the establishment of Anna Chaplaincy and associated work with older people across the diocese. The group, convened by Jonathan Arnold, includes Julia Burton-Jones, Karen Adams, Judith Andrews, Adrian Bawtree, Angela Caley, Chris Chapman, Nigel Collins, Jean Kerr, and Andrew Sewell. A working group is responsible for developing good practice and support for Anna Chaplaincy, this includes Julia Burton-Jones, Judith Andrews, Jean Kerr, and Nigel Collins.
Anna Chaplaincy Lead and Dementia Specialist
Tel: 07912 240856
See the dementia Blog here: www.spiritualityanddementia.wordpress.com and Follow us on Twitter @juliaburtonjo