Hoo St Werburgh Parish Church

Anna Chaplaincy

Anna Chaplaincy is a person-centred ministry for older people – those living in their own homes as well as those in care homes, residential homes or sheltered accommodation.  We also include their families, friends and the care home staff within our ministry.

Anna Chaplaincy includes ministry to those who have a faith but also for those who have little or no faith.

In the Diocese of Rochester we also support those who are living with dementia, their carers and families and try to raise awareness of those who are living with dementia.

Anna Chaplaincy is a voluntary role within the church and the role varies depending on the needs of people at different times.

It can include taking Communion to those who can no longer get to church, visiting the local care homes and taking services there as well as spending time with the residents. 

With others from the church, we visit care homes at special times of the year including holding carol services at Christmas.

Margaret Hollands

Lay Minister & Anna Chaplain