Anna Chaplaincy

Rochester Diocese has a team of Anna Chaplains and Anna Friends working with older people.

Anna Chaplaincy at The Bible Reading Fellowship aims to equip churches to support older people wherever they may be.  Anna Chaplaincy is an ecumenical, community-based chaplaincy to older people.  It is named after the faithful older woman, Anna, who appears with Simeon in Luke’s Gospel. 

The Diocese of Rochester is affiliated to The Bible Reading Fellowship to establish Anna Chaplaincy in Kent, Medway, Bromley and Bexley, with a special focus on the needs of those living with dementia and their families. 

The Diocese has created two new ministry roles – Anna Chaplain and Anna Friend – rooted in local parishes and commissioned to work alongside others in pastoral ministry to ensure that older people of strong, little or no faith (including those with dementia) have their spiritual needs met.

Anna Chaplaincy in the Diocese is co-ordinated by Julia Burton-Jones.

Watch this film to find out how our churches are becoming Dementia Friendly Churches. You can also view it on YouTube on download at Vimeo


Anna Chaplaincy Lead and Dementia Specialist

Julia Burton-Jones
Tel: 07912 240856

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