Julia Burton-Jones is dementia specialist project officer working within the Mission and Community Engagement team.  Her two-year project began in May 2015 and is funded by Henry Smith Surplus of the Poor Clergy Fund.

The main activities of her project are:

  • Working with The Gift of Years at The Bible Reading Fellowship to explore the potential for Anna Chaplaincy to meet the pastoral and spiritual needs of people with dementia and their families;
  • Supporting new activities in parishes aimed at responding to needs in dementia (including dementia cafes, information events and memory friendly worship) through training and networking opportunities;
  • Helping parishes work in partnership with other local agencies offering care and support to people with dementia;
  • Linking with other dioceses and denominations in developing effective approaches in dementia.

Julia has a background in dementia education and carer/user involvement, having worked in this field since 1988.  She works on the project flexibly for 21 hours a week, alongside other dementia specific work for a number of specialist organisations.

Dementia Specialist Project Officer
Julia Burton-Jones

Tel: 01634 813366

See the Dementia Blog here:
Follow us on Wordpress here:@juliaburtonjo

Articles on Dementia:

Faith in Narnia – is it always winter but never Christmas in dementia?
Spiritual Nourishment in Dementia – Would a ‘Hymn Sandwich’ Satisfy You?
 Memory matters
Dementia friendly community
Dementia Friendly Church
Dementia Event flyer 16 april 2016
Information for church notices for 16 April 2016 event


Anna Chaplaincy booklet


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